Slinkys are once again being made in Pennsylvania! https://www.keystoneedge.com/2020/11/16/the-slinky-factory-springs-back-to-life/
Today I started the process of moving all my websites to hosting that is based closer to home (sorry, GoDaddy!). After A LOT of research, I landed on Pair Networks, which not only has its headquarters and data center in Pittsburgh, but also has excellent customer reviews. https://www.pair.com/
If you're looking for something good to watch, I highly recommend the Showtime documentary on The Go-Go's. Although, I must warn you: if you're like me and thought for over three decades that Belinda Carlisle was totally sweet and innocent...wow, no. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsiRfL11I08
The Internet was designed to be decentralized -- so decentralized that it could survive a nuclear attack. So why are we so obsessed with centralized services? It's time to break free. https://www.nextgov.com/ideas/2020/07/so-much-decentralized-internet/167281/
Looking forward to Brave's webinar today: "Future-Proof Your Marketing: Advertising in a Cookieless World". This is where we're heading...if we aren't already there. https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6702363806341781517?source=CM
It may finally be time to take that big jar of coins into the bank.
It's been one year since I started to #BreakUp with #BigTech. Here's the first (of hopefully many) blog entries that document the journey. https://markparfitt.com/2020/07/break-up-with-big-tech-alternatives-to-google/
The power of branding: the business is bankrupt, but they scored a 0% interest loan. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-07-10/brooks-brothers-gets-bankruptcy-loan-with-zero-interest-rate
Amusement parks ban screaming on roller coasters. This is just pure absurdity now. https://www.wsj.com/articles/reopened-theme-parks-ban-screaming-on-roller-coasters-riders-are-howling-11594222278?mod=hp_featst_pos5
Gotta watch out for that Sheetz Boom Boom sauce! https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/07/sheetz-boom-boom-sauce-was-the-weapon-used-in-an-assault-cops-say.html
Watched the Beastie Boys Story last night. The "live" documentary style was very cool. For a second, I thought they totally skipped over my favorite song ("So What'Cha Want"). But it turns out they saved it for one of the most touching moments of the film. Highly recommend! https://open.lbry.com/@RafadanTV:6/beastie-boys-story-trailer(2020):c
Am I the only one who thinks this process is going to lead to more people intentionally going out and trying to get the virus so they'll have the antibodies to travel? (Flashback to the "chicken pox parties" of the 1980s) https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/may/03/coronavirus-health-passports-for-uk-possible-in-months
My first upload via @lbry: a video for my Intro to Marketing class at #SNHU on how to create a SWOT Analysis https://open.lbry.com/@markparfitt:5/SWOT-Analysis:2?r=odcBr3zLV19fAn8BCExbWhw2dG8o7VjH
If anything positive comes out of this pandemic, it may be the end of open-space offices. Such an accurate quote: "If you could climb inside a migraine headache, that's what that felt like." https://www.inc.com/bill-murphy-jr/is-this-end-for-open-offices-lets-remember-who-invented-them.html
The events of this week prove how important it is to support and grow platforms and organizations dedicated to free speech, especially @lbry
This blows my mind. AccuWeather.com has 58 third-party trackers on their website. Thanks, #Brave browser for blocking them all!
@micahbp In your creative work, have you come across any good free/low-cost sources for music beds? (Working on some radio spots for a non-profit with no budget)
@gael Giving /e/ a test run on an old phone. The cloud storage looks like its based on Nextcloud...any chance you'll add Libre Office Online in Nextcloud as a Google Docs alternative?
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