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Travel Tips, Inspired By Misadventures

August 11, 2014

Okay, you already know about useful sites like TripAdvisor and SeatGuru, and you're doing your best to accumulate and use frequent-flier points. Here are some tips to cover the other stuff, inspired partly by my own misadventures. The context for these tips is that I travel for public service and philanthropy, not business; I haven't… Read more »

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Voter ID Laws: solving a nonexistent problem with more government and more expense.
Voter ID Laws: solving a nonexistent problem with more government and more expense.

Some Things You Should Know About Voter ID Laws

August 6, 2014

Folks, we're almost a month away from National Voter Registration Day, on September 23, 2014, and less than 3 months away from elections, and that means that you should be aware of your rights. Elections for US States Senate will be November 4, 2014. These elections mark 100 years of direct elections of U.S. Senators. The… Read more »

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infographic

Is There Such a Thing As Online Privacy?

July 31, 2014

Folks, do you think that online privacy really exists? This is what we tried to find out when we surveyed 1,007 Americans. Rad Campaign, Lincoln Parks Strategy, and I teamed up to uncover experiences and views about online privacy. We took the results and created an infographic to share with you. This is the second… Read more »

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girls who code

Why It’s Important to Get Girls Involved in Tech

July 30, 2014

Folks, I've been supporting an effort to get women and girls involved in tech for some time now, with support for orgs like Girls Who Code and Black Girls CODE. I've also done some work with Roya Mahboob and the New Delhi-based Feminist Approach to Technology. And, I've been working with The Women's Building in… Read more »

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Fighting Pigeons, and Other Home Office Visitors

July 25, 2014

Hey, I get a lot of appreciated disturbances at my home office. Sometimes the visitors act as my alarm clock, and other times they're drooling. Here's a brief look from my window… Fighters, or …? Insects are delicious, or, Woodpecker waking Craig up at five am is hilarious. Steller's Jay locks in best target in… Read more »

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Why I speak ONLY for myself

July 23, 2014

Hey, recently I've made a point of reminding people that I haven't been a spokesman for craigslist, or had any role in management since 2000. My deal is that, as a manager, I kinda suck, but I found my calling in customer service, and every day I saw how we helped people put food on… Read more »

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Respect for the Federal worker

July 22, 2014

The NextGen Public Service Awards will be awarded soon, and I was asked to do a little video thanking people for their service. Here's the video, couple minutes, maybe indulge me by taking a look: The gist is the Fed workers don't get no respect, and that's way unfair. In the video I extend my… Read more »

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Cole Valley update, by the wife...
Cole Valley update, by the wife...

The Road to Hell's Paved With Good Intentions

July 15, 2014

Hey, recently I wrote a blog post outlining some of my philosophies, and mentioned that there was more to come. I figure I should follow through. On Time Management and Effectiveness –  When I think about effective orgs, I ask, do they have the ability to actually get things done? Because that's not true of a lot… Read more »

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Photo illustration courtesy of the Office of Military Community and Family Policy
Photo illustration courtesy of the Office of Military Community and Family Policy

5 Things You Should Know About the Military Consumer Campaign

July 14, 2014

Folks, "today's service members and their families must be extra vigilant in guarding against scams and predatory lending practices. With separation from family and friends, frequent relocations, the stresses of deployment and a steady paycheck, scam artists are often quick to target [these communities]." Cmdr. Peter Hoegel says this over on the Department of Defense's website… Read more »

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Your Ideas to End Online Harassment

July 12, 2014

Hey, I've been reaching out to my networks to crowdsource ways to end online harassment after the release of the Online Harassment Infographic that revealed that 25% of American adults have been bullied, threatened, or harassed online, or know someone who has. The first step toward dealing with unacceptable behavior is to understand the problem,… Read more »

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