The worst pain I’ve ever experienced

If the words “testicles”, “shaved” and “balls” offends you or make you cringe, stop reading now. Seriously. There’s nothing graphic, but if you’d rather not read it feel free to bounce.






Pacey had turned three and Tara and I were talking about if we wanted another kid or not. After all we both have two younger siblings and were used to a five person family. After a few discussions at night we decided that yeah, we were done (it was also advised after Pacey that Tara shouldn’t try to have another kid). The fact we got Buster around this time in no way impacted our decisions (it totally impacted our decision).

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Best Tweets Of Super Bowl XLVIII Seahawks vs Denver

So Super Bowl XLVIII, and until next year we have to wait. And like so many before there were many funny tweets that got sent out. I’ve collected several of those I found to be humorous/witty or I just liked it because I liked it. But enough of me, on to the real reason you’re here:


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12 Things I did on 12/12/12 I’ll never do again

12 Things I did on 12/12/12 I’ll never do again:

1. Decided to write a list of things to do on 12/12/12 and then do them so I’m not made out to be a liar

2. I bought a 44 oz Rooster Booster energy drink from QT and chugged it in my office (I may do this one again)

3. I used Internet Explorer

4. I used Bing as my default search engine for a whole hour

5. I posted an update to Google+

6. I ate my lunch with a fork…I had soup

7. I put my headphones on the opposite ears to see if there was a difference (there was)

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Travel Tips for the Inexperienced Traveler – How to Cut Hours Off Your Flight

Anyway, Josh asked me to write a new post that wasn’t related to the industry in any way, shape or form whatsoever. Hope this one is of good enough quality Josh. 😉 On to the travel tips…

Arrival at a Tropical DestinationWe’ve all been there. Traveling to a far off state or country, on the day of departure we figure out that we’ve forgotten some essential like our cell phone charger, or we didn’t check in to our flight until we arrived at the airport. Well, thankfully there are ways to mitigate such situations and turn your trip from one of near disaster to a smooth as silk experience. This article does not go into how to save money on your flight, however. Life hacker’s The Ultimate Travel Hacking Guide may be for you if that’s what you’re looking for. This article does discuss ways that you can cut out unnecessary travel steps that add frustration and hours to your travel time.

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4 Tech Concept Videos That’ll Make You Drool

So, Josh wanted me to post something that didn’t have to do with SEO or even marketing in general, apparently. This is the result. I hope you’re happy, Titsworth.

By any measurement, I am the stereotypical early adopter. I’m a middle-class white male in his mid 20’s with a basic college education. A room full of me would make any Silicon Valley marketer swoon.

With that said, I absolutely lose my mind over cool concept videos. Innovation makes me giddy. In general, I want every new gadget I see, but these four tech concept videos have a special place in my heart. I went as close to nuts as I ever have over these concept videos, and I think you’ll see why.

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The newest changes to Grooveshark for mobile

I don’t work out near often as I should (shush Daniel) but when I do like most people I like listening to music. I’ve uploaded music to my iPhone but my library was limited and there wasn’t really any CDs in particular I was interested in buying, and then I’d have to upload it to sync it to my phone (which can take forever). Then I used the Pandora mobile app for a while, and in traditional Pandora style the “stations” began playing songs all over the place. Then the ads, my word the ads just drove me nuts. Then a few months ago I heard that Grooveshark has created an HTML 5 version of their site for mobile use. So I checked it out, and I liked it. But it was missing a few things.

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What I Learned From Udacity


Several months ago Mike King (aka ipullrank) tweeted about a course that would teach people how to build a search engine. Being the curious type I am, I clicked the link to check it out. Upon first glance it just seemed like another online course, but this one wasn’t just online. It was taught by some pretty smart instructors from Stanford and Google fellows. It was called Udacity.

The first video was an explanation that the purpose of the course was to teach an introduction to computer programming, “I’ve been hoodwinked!” I thought. But in reality this was just what I needed to get me interested in computer programming. This kind of scared me a bit. I’m not a programming geek like a lot of friends are. But Udacity started off at a very very basic level. There were a
few people in the forums asking when the course would get more advanced and start talking about the components of a search engine. The instructors emphasized again the overall goal of the course was to learn more about computer programming, building a search engine was merely a way to practice what we were being taught.

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10 Problem Hashtags On Twitter

Problem Hashtags

Earlier tonight I saw a tweet from the always awesome excel Queen Annie Cushing that contained the hashtag “#firstworldseoproblems”. For whatever reason, perhaps my ADD, I clicked on it to see if others had used it. Much to my surprise at least one other person had. Then this got me thinking, what other problem hashtags are there that some people might not be aware of? And after some random searching, and after reading some really weird conversations *shakes head* I found ten problem hashtags I’d like to share:

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Kiddo number two…up to date

I really need to get better at updating this when things happen. But honestly I thought I was gonna be writing for a dad-to-be publication and it kind of forced me to write stuff down. I’m normally not big on sharing personal stuff. I mean yeah, the “Personal” category has 56 posts under it but if you actually read them they aren’t very “personal”. Who knows, maybe it’s changing. Anyways, on to why you’re really here.

I was rushing out the door late for work when Tara (my wife) stopped me with a pregnancy test stick in hand, “It’s positive, we’re pregnant!” This was great news, she hadn’t had a period in two months so we were at the point of going to a doctor and asking what was up? So to finally have a test confirm what we were thinking was great, but all I could say was, “Are you serious?” as I grabbed at the test to decipher the lines for myself. I handed it back to her, kissed her, and ran to my car. Granted, this was a little better than the first time I found out I was going to be a dad, but that’s for another time. However, the same rush of emotions hit me, WOOHOO!!!/stress/joy/stress/excitement/stress/elation/stress/WOOHOO!!!/…stress.

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No Notice

Baby coaster

**Edit: This is an old story. I’ve never posted about how we found out about our first born, Preston. However, it was sparked by my wife being pregnant with our second :-)**

A lot of preparation goes in place, or it did for us, when telling family members that you’re expecting for the first time. We gave my parents an “early Christmas present” which was baby booties. We told my wife’s family at her sister’s birthday party (we had her permission to do so). But for guys, there isn’t a lot of “prep time” to find out. You’re wife/girlfriend doesn’t exactly go out of her way to make the moment special, and why would she? No matter if it’s expected or not, her life is changing as well as yours. She wants you to know ASAP, and you should want to know ASAP. And my case was no exception; here’s what happened.

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