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Random rules of thumb

Bunch of guides and tips gleaned from the Interweb. Finally, you will learn to estimate how big your next church should be.

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Six Apart redesign (plus a few thoughts from your author)

Wrote a little bagatelle on blogging for the Six Apart kids. Congrats to them and Mule for a beautiful re-launch.

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Everybody loves hot dogs

Photo entry: what do you offer "As a reward" for your Moleskine?

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Five Mistakes Band & Label Sites Make

Admittedly, this is well off our usual fare, but please indulge me in a public service message on behalf of music fans across the Internets—five mistakes that band and label sites make (and a few tips on how to fix them). One data point from a fan.

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NPR RSS feeds

Had no idea NPR provided RSS feeds for upcoming features on their marquee programs.

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An Oblique Strategy:
Honor thy error as a hidden intention


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Scared Shitless

Merlin’s scared. You’re scared. Everybody is scared.

This is the video of Merlin’s keynote at Webstock 2011. The one where he cried. You should watch it. »