Aaron Brazell

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Sobering “Green Book” Reminds us of Where We’ve come Since Civil Rights… And Where we still need to go.

Gawker Media auto blog Jalopnik had a fairly sobering post up, in remembrance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, that described “The Green Book”, a publication that ceased publishing in 1964 with the Civil Rights Act. The book was created to assist black travelers, by listing businesses and establishments around […]

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Verizon iPhone Raises New Predicaments

For as long as the iPhone has been out, I have been opposed to it. Not because of the iPhone per se. In fact, it’s a great looking device with intuitive design. But over the years there have been fundamental flaws that have prevented me from buying it. These flaws, […]

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Reason Number 834 Why Bloggers Are Not Necessarily Journos

The question of whether bloggers are journalists is a tired debate. So I’ll make this point short and brief. Wired has a pretty good article about the FCC launching a new competition to develop apps that would allow consumers to “spy” on their mobile carriers to ensure that the carriers […]

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INFOSEC 101: Breaking Down Scary Terms and What They Mean

I am not a hacker. But I understand the information security world. It’s a scary place, unfortunately, to people who have no exposure to it. Yesterday, WordPress 3.0.4 was released as a critical release… and it was. Matt explained the reason for the release in this way: Version 3.0.4 of […]

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10 Things You Need to Know About WordPress 3.1

Happy New Year, everyone. WordPress development on version 3.1 is wrapping up (Currently it’s in Release Candidate and should be released early in 2011)…. which means, it’s time for another edition of our 10 Things You Need to Know About posts. This is a bigger release than was originally planned. […]

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Best Internet Memes of 2010

Pants on the Ground January came in with a roar with American Idol auditions. One audition, General Larry Pratt, sang a ridiculous song “Pants on the Ground”. See the original audition below: This spawned remixes, covers and even Brett Favre firing up the Minnesota Vikings after winning the NFC Divisional […]

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Journos Go All Capitalistic on Wikileaks

Since the release of the State Department cables by Wikileaks, I’ve sat back and watched as the journalism world has gone through convulsions about the morality of capitalizing on these secrets. It’s been a fascinating, and illuminating, charade. As the fourth estate, the media would like to portray themselves as […]

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Remember When I Did Professional Services? I’m Back.

One of the greatest things about being back in startup life is watching our product evolve? Since WP Engine officially launched back in July, it has been a whirlwind of streamlining the product, listening to our customers and the community, growing with our customers needs and, in general, iterating on […]

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Ambient Findability

Mobile phones. They are the future. I’ve been saying that for awhile and giving no mulligans to those companies who are not embracing mobile or who are embracing it in a singular fashion (i.e. a company built on an iPhone app). Most of us use iPhones, Android devices or Blackberries. […]

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The NFL, Google TV, and DirecTV’s Death Grip on the Sunday Ticket

If you’ve spent any time with me in person or paying attention to my tweetstream at all (especially on Sundays), you know about my love affair with football, the NFL and the Baltimore Ravens specifically. I’ve gone nearly 11 years and have been at or watched every Ravens game in […]

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