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Places You Don’t Want to Be Mayor of

The men’s bathroom at a bar I know the first thing I think when I see a crusty,  piss-stained urinal is “I gotta keep coming back here and snag that sweet, sweet mayorship!” A substance abuse center Looks like someone’s been relapsing. BP You, sir, probably suck. Why on earth would you want to be … Continue reading

Unlike “Whose Line Is It Anyways”, Points Do Matter

Other websites have grown up, awarding points for practically any activity, such as performing challenges in public venues, solving protein-folding problems, helping people use Facebook, giving diet advice, exercising, and even doing housework. Still think the points are worth nothing? Continue reading

How to Think Creatively

I recently started working in a position that demands I think more creatively.  Here’s a few methods that I’ve noticed have been working well for me. Get the Hell Away from Your Desk Ahh, my workspace. It’s beautiful, ergonomically-designed and efficient. I have everything I need: a dry erase board, moleskine notebooks, and post-its in … Continue reading

A Personal Appeal From an Average Wikipedia User

That Wikipedia’s next “Personal Message” shouldn’t come from someone who edits Wikipedia; it should come from someone who reads it and seldom contributes. The average Wikipedia user will see that even other casual users are contributing to Wikipedia, not just geeky Wiki editors. That will hit the right nerve, and hopefully cause its users to emulate the casual user who has chosen to donate. Continue reading