Author Archives: @jmproffitt

About @jmproffitt

some guy in the midwest with opinions on tech, media, classical music, and Oxford commas // my hat tips and finger wags are my own

Already missing the lovely day I had in Alaska on Monday. Better get to packin’!

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North to the Future

The news is getting out, slowly, via Twitter. I’m returning to Alaska after a failed experiment in St. Louis. I’ll be back in Anchorage, working as an IT Project Manager for a small firm that works primarily with healthcare and … Continue reading

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Comic Sans has had it up to HERE

While Gotham is at the science fair, I’m banging the prom queen behind the woodshop. via I hated Comic Sans until this monologue. Thanks to John Gruber (@gruber) for the find.

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Leaving KETC

The trouble started in January… Click the link above for the harrowing tale of moving 4,000 miles only to find the job wasn’t a good fit, then suddenly re-entering the job market.

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New Blog: It Came from the North

via Here I am, less than 24 hours from departure from Alaska and I just wanted to mention that the moving saga will be captured online at a new blog: It Came From the North. I’ll do my best … Continue reading

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Where Apple always aims

…while most people have entered the digital world, participation falls off sharply as complexity increases. For example, 93% of respondents have a digital camera, but less than a third use digital photo-sharing tools. Similarly, 92% of respondents have a cell … Continue reading

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Down with PC applications, up with cloud-based apps

Apple endured its darkest days during the early 1990s, when the PC had lost its original magic and turned into a drab, utilitarian tool. Buyers flocked to Dell’s cheap, beige boxes. Computing back then was all about the programs. Now, … Continue reading

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Tabula rasa

When the White House announced that President Obama would deliver his State of the Union message on Jan. 27—the same day Apple was planning to unveil its new tablet computer—many of us at Slate cringed. “What is Obama thinking?” one … Continue reading

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