Life news: I got a dog


Day: December 4, 2017

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WSJ: Google says CPM’s are rebounding thanks to Ads.txt

Just stupefying how counterfeit inventory became a real issue for digital media, but it’s encouraging to hear that Ads.txt is helping with this problem.

The past, present, and future of making the Editor work for editors

Here's my presentation from this year's WordCamp Baltimore.

RebelMouse’s Paul Berry on Facebook feed changes and other topics

Last week Paul Berry, CEO/Founder of RebelMouse, took to Facebook Live with some insights about digital media, and specifically Facebook. Most interesting to me were Berry's statements about the Facebook algorithm changes.

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Shoe Dog

I knew very little of Phil Knight before picking up Shoe Dog, a memoir on building the company that became Nike. What a journey! Knight's entrepreneur's quest contains all the idiosyncrasy and luck we've come to expect in these American success tales. 

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Fooled by Randomness

Nassim Taleb's Fooled by Randomness (the first in his Incerto series) delightfully yet forcefully causes the reader to confront the fact that random chance rules much of human fate. Emotions are lubricants of reason, aphorisms allow us to judge situations fast and easy.

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Raven Rock

As the nuclear threat bled into the Cold War, the US government began a massive and secrete program around Continuity of Government – the systems that would ensure all necessary and crucial branches of government could survive a decapitating strike by the USSR. Raven Rock chronicles several of these black sites, maintained by the CIA and built with the tacit cooperation of locals (who couldn't help but suspect the reasons for massive infrastructure projects such as the book's titular Raven Rock facility south of Gettysburg towards the Maryland border).

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