Craig Allen Thoughts on creativity and productivity.

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/ April 5, 2017 / Comments Off on Fighting a Losing Battle for Privacy

Fighting a Losing Battle for Privacy

Over the years, I’ve written about my overall hate for Facebook and their lack of concern for their users’ privacy (to put it nicely). Every time they make changes without telling people, I feel responsible as a tech-savvy person to try to let my friends and family know to make sure they are aware and […]

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/ February 27, 2017 / Comments Off on A lifelong Love of Words

A lifelong Love of Words

I was having a group text conversation with my family this weekend, and some stories came up in my life that made me realize how many things are connected by the common thread of my love for words. My first thoughts about this idea came from my post last week when I wrote about my […]

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/ February 15, 2017 / Comments Off on The life of a programmer

The life of a programmer

The meme below sums up how it feels to be a programmer 98% of the time. It takes a lot of internal fortitude to push through the frustrations of building something with code and finding/fixing all the bugs, but I’m realizing it’s even harder to do alone.

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/ February 2, 2017 / Comments Off on The Power of Words

The Power of Words

I recently watched this talk from WordCamp US 2016 by John Eckman, CEO of 10up. It’s only about 15 minutes long and definitely worth watching, whether or not you are involved in the WordPress community. The Four Agreements are: Be Empeccable With Your Word Don’t Take Anything Personally Don’t Make Assumptions Always Do Your Best

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/ January 30, 2017 / Comments Off on Resisting the Urge to Hate

Resisting the Urge to Hate

I have never been very politically active or written about politics much here, and I don’t intend to ever turn this blog into that. However, it seems we are now living in a time where we can’t avoid or espace it, especially when we go online. The Government Recently, it occurred to me that certain people (and probably […]

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