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Works on a sight reading practice tool for musicians and music teachers, and loves making Try Arc better in his spare time.
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Every word in the English language

You may someday find yourself wishing you had a list of every word in the English language, in plain text. If that sounds far-fetched, suspend your disbelief for a moment and try to imagine where would you find such a list?

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Michael Jackson cover: “Billie Jean”, first verse

I’ve been really digging Michael Jackson lately and wanting to pay tribute to him. Today I recorded a cover of the first verse of “Billie Jean”: [Audio clip: view full post to listen]

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Considering Amy Hoy’s product launch class

I keep getting solicitations to take Amy Hoy’s product launch class. They’re compelling emails, but I feel reluctant to register because they’re expensive and I’m sometimes too aware of the tactics she uses in her marketing.

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Top HN contributor compiles best comments

Often when I read Hacker News, I’m be taken by an insightful comment, and only afterward glance at the author and see that it was written by edw519. He has a voice that sounds of wisdom and decades of experience in the software business.

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Elliott Smith cover: “Independence Day”

Another Elliott Smith cover, here is “Independence Day”: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Thanks to Albert Alexander for recording, and to Laurel for providing the piano and room.

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“When the going gets tough…” paraphrased

Every hardship brings with it an opportunity to prevail over it in a brilliant way. Your challenge is to seize that opportunity, but a key step is just remembering it’s there in the first place.

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Arcade Fire cover: “Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)”

Here’s my cover of “Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)”, by Arcade Fire: [Audio clip: view full post to listen]

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Elliott Smith cover: “Say Yes”

As a tribute to Elliott Smith, here’s my cover of his song, ”Say Yes”: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Thanks to Albert Alexander for recording this, and to Laurel for providing the piano and room.

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Adele cover: “Rolling in the Deep”

I did an abbreviated cover of “Rolling in the Deep”, by Adele: [Audio clip: view full post to listen]

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Free SEO curriculum: SEOBook blog archives

To the SEO novice, the sites SEOBook and SEOMoz both stand out as noteworthy resources. Word of mouth has been strong for both, and even buried within acid remarks.

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