The Decline of Uno and Friends

We’ve written numerous articles about Uno & Friends, but the latest rumor is that Uno & Friend is going away.

In the spirit of the other posts, I’m keeping this one short and opening it up for comments.

Why do you think Uno & Friends is going away and please feel free to share your frustrations in the comments..... Continue Reading...

10 Signs You’re a Rockstar at Karaoke

Everybody wants to be a rockstar, correct? Well, karaoke is a good outlet. Here are ten ways you can be a rockstar at karaoke.

You Know Your Song Inside and out

Let’s face it. Karaoke is hard. But you’ve researched your song, listened to a karaoke version on YouTube, or perhaps you’ve tried it on Smule.

You’ve got the lyric timing, and highs, the lows, and maybe practice your fake guitar skills during guitar solos..... Continue Reading...

17 Signs You’re a Douche at Karaoke

In my previous post, I highlighted the ten ways a KJ is a douche at karaoke.

I was asked to follow-up with ways a patron could be a douche and the response was overwhelming.

It’s definitely possible to be a douche at karaoke towards the KJ, whether it’s mic grabbing or being disrespectful to the singers. Here are 17 signs you’re a douche at karaoke..... Continue Reading...

10 Signs Your Karaoke DJ is a Douche

Please read the previous in this series: Tips for a New Karaoke Singer and Things a KJ May Not Tell You.

Getting up there and singing Karaoke is hard. Do you remember your first time? It was likely very intimidating.

But have you ever left a karaoke show and thought: “Wow, that KJ was a douche!” Well behold, you are not alone..... Continue Reading...

The Death Cat

Death Cat: The cat you acquire after another cat’s demise.

Context

I was chatting with a friend about my precious kitties. I mentioned all the cats I had and I mentioned Crystal. I said, “She is my death cat.”

I said it kind of mocking myself and also being morbid.

Death cat will have negative connotations and should be used in dark humor or sarcasm..... Continue Reading...

Mania

Another day, another set of pills.
This is the life for the mentally ill.
Chastised for not being normal,
Like it’s our own fault we’re abnormal.
A chemical imbalance is what they say.
Suck it up, ignore, and it will all go away.
We want the same. Perhaps not at first.
But the mania and depression make our minds want to burst..... Continue Reading...

Sing! by Smule – Review, Tips, and a Wishlist

Sing! by Smule is one of those apps I wish I had stumbled upon ages ago. I stumbled upon the app by accident. I was trying out beatbox type apps to test my non-existent rapping skills and Sing! was one of the recommended apps to try out during my search. It was “free”, so I decided to give it a go..... Continue Reading...

My friend Pauli Loeffler recently recorded a bunch of duckies blocking traffic near the Edmond Dog Park.

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Join the User Experience Revolution

This post is co-authored by Susan Simkins.

Paul Boag, a well-known and highly respected user experience advocate, has just released a new book, User Experience Revolution.

The book takes aim at systemic organizational issues that actively breed an anti-user culture, whether it is intended or not.

What is User Experience?

User experience encompasses the user interaction with your products or services and the emotions that result..... Continue Reading...

A History of Easy Updates Manager – A WordPress Plugin

Easy Updates Manager began as with any WordPress plugin: a line of code.

My History with Easy Updates Manager

For me, it started with a problem. I inherited an agency problem where plugins were modified and the only solution was upping the version number in the core plugin file.

As I pondered a solution, I had some initial thoughts that others would find such a tool useful..... Continue Reading...

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