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The best trick I ever saw was my freshman year of college. A card shark wanted to show how old riverboat gamblers cheated at cards. The thing was, I didn’t know the real trick until last night about 25 years later. An Austin director made a documentary on that man, Richard Turner. BUT WAIT! Don’t watch the preview just yet! It wasn’t until I watched the preview that the true magic was revealed. When I saw this man perform at Baylor, they put a picture of it in the paper with my name, so I kept it. He said he…

I have been Tweeting a lot of frustrations about Apple and a friend asked why, so here are the details…. I begged my parents for my first computer, which was an Apple.  And right before I went to college I worked all summer and saved up my money for my second.  Which I immediately regretted since everyone at school had PCs and it seemed all the cool pirated games were made for PC.  So I converted to PC until Steve Jobs came back.  Not because he came back, but he did three things that I thought were genius.  One was…

I just cancelled my Lynda.com membership.  I think Lynda.com is great.  You can learn just about any software program, lessons are taught through video, and the lessons are far more exhustive than their competition.  I have tried Codecademy and Team Tree House.  Codecademy is great, but they only teach a few programming languages, which are far from exhaustive.  Codecademy is free, so I can understand why they have such a limited curriculum.  Team Tree House is good, but it costs $25/month and I think Lynda is better for the money.  I hate how Team Tree House's videos show the teacher…

I was at a networking event last night and was telling someone that I wanted to build something similar to Yelp.  His first question was, “I wonder if there is a clone script for that?”  What the hell is a clone script?  It basically turns a CMS like Drupal or WordPress into a popular site.  Want your own Twitter?  Get a Twitter Script.  Want your own Facebook?  There are almost a dozen Facebook clone scripts.  There are sites like clonescripts.com that host hundreds of sites.  It seems like if there is a popular site, there is a clone script for…