Author: urb

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Getting My House in Order

Nothing like a good cleaning to get things nice and tidy! Except that I hate cleaning, I hate tidying, I hate chores. I accept that clutter is my default mode, although I also realize that it shouldn’t be. Not that...

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Machines are Writing Clickbait

This is slightly terrifying. In a post earlier this week, I joked that clickbait headlines and not CAPTCHA will be the one thing that helps separate man from machine. Well, developer Lars Eidnes has created a recurrent neural network (RNN)...

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Gold Star and a Cookie?

I haven’t written about work in a while, even though that place gives me a ridiculous amount of material because, well, it’s work. And sometimes it’s best left in the office. Plus I’m not too hard to find on the...

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Dressmann #JustTheWayYouAre

I don’t think I have enough words to express how much I love this ad from Dressmann: Underwear for perfect men, “At Dressmann we believe that everyone is perfect just the way they are. #JustTheWayYouAre” For All 3.4 Billion Perfect...

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Campaigning for Dick

Many moons ago, when I visited the Smithsonian’s American History museum as a lad, one of the things I remember most about that trip was seeing the section on political memorabilia. From Eisenhower’s “I Like Ike” ad to many customized...

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Weather Channel 2015-16 Winter Storm Names

Even though there’s still a little contention over their doing so, The Weather Channel has released their list of 2015-16 Winter Storm Names with explanations of the names. “It’s simply easier to communicate about a complex storm if it has...

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Barkhaus: Why So Serious?!

I spent the day mostly taking it easy. A Monday off due to holiday isn’t really something to be trifled with unless you’re going away on vacation. Luckily, some local DC spots were doing Monday brunch, so while sipping a...

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Scams: Dr. Ubakassi of West Africa

I can’t believe stuff like this is making it through Gmail’s spam filter, but it seems somewhat appropriate for Halloween… Are you disappointed in your life?? Have you failed in all worlds of life? Am called Dr. Ubakassi, A Love...

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NASA’s Exoplanet Travel Bureau

I was alerted to this yesterday on twitter–by which tweet, I cannot recall–but it’s amazing. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, primarily responsible for construction and operation of planetary robotic spacecraft, has designed an Exoplanet Travel Bureau. It features destinations that mankind...

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CocoaVia Knows Their Audience!

Seen this morning on my commute, the ad men over at CocoaVia know just how to tap into the frustration many DC area metro riders experience… I have to wonder if this is being used in other markets. Their website...