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Launching the Fort Pitt Web Shop

Running my own business, the Web Communications Group, has been a great learning experience and very rewarding. The time has come to make some changes, though, so in October and November of 2013, I began putting a lot of thought into how I wanted to proceed. It wasn’t a matter of deciding between folding up […]

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I Feel Famous

And yeah, DE LA Soul is Killin it live in concert (after all these years) — chris field (@chrisfield_com) September 7, 2013 i.e., DJ Maseo from De La Soul retweeted me. Yeah, I’m easy to please.

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Physics of Guns Underwater

I enjoyed watching this guy explain the physics of a rifle shot occurring underwater. He brings in a slow-motion video capture team. We get to see a bunch of video from various angles underwater as the rifle fires. There are some (over my head?) explanations about what is going on with the physics. It is […]

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Action Hooks Do What Now?

I have been working in WordPress for awhile.  Hey, I really like it. One of the great things about WordPress (and probably a major reason for it’s skyrocketing adoption rate) is how simple and useful it is for the complete newbie who just wants to post a blog.  And one of the great things about […]

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Micro Hydropower at Home

I was recently excited about an idea to link up a tiny waterwheel to my downspouts. After a little online reading, I learned from a series of circa year-2008 posts that downspouts would not really produce a reasonable enough amount of power a turbine, but wastewater flow would. It is illegal in the City of […]

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I’ve Always Wanted to be In a Video Game. This Kid Will Rule A Videogame!

Bryan Henderson logged into the free game Curiosity and broke a few cubes. Little did he know, he was about to break open more than a virtual square. What he chipped away at was the last of 25 billion (?) tiny cubes inside Curiosity. What was so curious about the game was that,in exchange for […]

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This website saved my skin today

Today I was moving a WordPress installation over to a new webhost. I updated the settings on the DNS before I snagged an export from a WordPress installation, then I initiated a password reset to the client so: A) I could not log back into the site and B) I didn’t have an export. I […]

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Google Products Are So Easy, Until They Aren’t

Like many folks, I have been using Google products for awhile. Sometimes it is so simple that, like any well-designed product, I do not even notice how complex the actions I am taking are. However, from time to time, I stumble and trip and cut my chin on something and I just keep on beating […]

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2013 Super Bowl Ads: GoDaddy, Budweiser, Mercedes, BlackBerry, Samsung and the night’s most interesting commercials. – Slate Magazine

ah yes, the annual run down of the best and worst of Superbowl television ads. What would we do without this holiday to help us through until our next big buying spree on the 14th? 2013 Super Bowl Ads: GoDaddy, Budweiser, Mercedes, BlackBerry, Samsung and the night’s most interesting commercials. – Slate Magazine. And my […]

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Web Communications Group has a New Business Address in Pittsburgh, PA

My company, the Web Communications Group just moved to its new offices in Pittsburgh. Very excited. The new address is: 1936 5th Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15206 This address is managed by StartUptown, which is an “urban campus for technology and social innovation.” Also, it’s just plain pretty cool.