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Searching my flickr favs for Paris

Can I search through my Instagram favorites?

Unfortunately, Instagram doesn’t let you search through your favorites. You can see a grid of your favorite photos. But there is no search. If there is a photo you fav’d a while ago, and you want to pull it back up, good luck! You’ll have to scroll and scroll through your favs list to find […]

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Tulips banned on Chicago reddit

My tulips banned on Reddit

To be fair, it wasn’t my tulips that were banned. It was my self-promotion. Let me explain. Today I wrote a really nice positive post about how the tulips are blossoming in Chicago now. The vibe is totally happy and celebratory. Let’s share that joy with others! I posted a link to Reddit’s r/Chicago group. […]

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Wikipedia: mattmaldre or spudart

Which Wikipedia account should I use?

I can’t remember which account I use with Wikipedia: mattmaldre or spudart. mattmaldre has made 2 edits. spudart has 9 edits. mattmaldre’s first edit is in 2011 spudart’s first edit is 2008. Spudart seems the winner with more edits and being the older, more established account. However, I like the “mattmaldre” name, because it’s my […]

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2,320 Facebook Pages that I have liked

All 2,320 Facebook Pages that I have ever liked

You can download your Facebook data archive and look through all the various things that Facebook has collected about you. One of the items is a list of all the Facebook Pages you’ve liked and Facebook Groups you have joined. I have 2,320 in my list. I’m a little obsessive. For the record, here’s my […]

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Mister Rogers suggested to me from Google News for you

Google suggests Mister Rogers to me

People freak out about Google following you around and making creepy suggestions. But here is a story about a very nice suggestion from Google. My wife and I have been limiting my 22-month-old daughter’s screentime to Sesame Street songs on the iPad’s Youtube. She gets to watch a few songs before lunch and dinner. Last […]

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mona lisa on google images-square cropped

The Mona Lisa transition on Google Images

I love how the results for Mona Lisa on Google Images first start off with all serious, normal images. And then as you scroll down, the images get more and more ridiculous with all the spoofs. And then after the spoofs comes photos of people that look like the Mona Lisa. Let’s call this “The […]

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Falling ice at Chicago Apple Store

Design flaw in Apple flagship store

[Update: Apple has explained they do have a heated roof. Blair Kamin of the Chicago Tribune reports: “The roof has a warming system that’s built into it,” Apple spokesman Nick Leahy said. “It needed some fine-tuning and it got re-programmed today. It’s hopefully a temporary problem.” So I take back that this is a design […]

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