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Hi! I’m Devin and I work at Smartsheet. I’m sensibly impulsive, consistently non-committal, and passionately impartial.

MySpace: The Internet’s Dark Alley

I’ve figured it out: MySpace sucks becuase so many people are on it. Yet, there’s no underlying commonality that anyone shares. Well, except the fact they’re social, they’re bored, and they like to spend time online…

Education Sucks

I really despise our public school systems. For someone as un-smart as myself I’ve figured out how to “beat” them… that says a lot. Oh, and (as mentioned in Paul Graham’s article) our schools act more like prisons. Oh, and now we’re only going to teach the few things fom the national tests. Oh, and I can go on all night. Excuse the blunt remark but as far as education (and remaining competitive) is concerned: the U.S. is fucked.

Jeremy’s Reflections, Thanks

Hah, I have one of the coolest bosses ever. I use the term ‘boss’ a big liberally because I only work a few hours a month with him. Jeremy Wright, author, entreprentur, blogger, and all-around cool guy has reflected on his last 6 months running his (very successful) blog network. How do I know it’s successful? I’m the guy who crunches the numbers and tells Jeremy how much to pay each of his 50-plus bloggers. I almost forgot blogging could be so lucrative (I shoot to earn $1/day with my Adsense). In any case, I appreciated his mention. From one guy to another I realize how tricky it may be to express any kind of feelings so I appreciate his… appreciation. I, too, look forward to the next 6 months.

Gmail for Domains Review

Today I received my invitation to manage my email through Gmail. If you hadn’t heard about this (beta) service yet, you’re either Nick or you live in a Google-free cave.

Website Fixed

That was a nice little break. It was becoming pretty hard to come up with new stuff every day. I don’t know what pace I’ll resume at, so, we’ll see how it goes.On a totally related note, welcome home, Brad. My Spring Break starts, well, right now. I’ll be gone skiing tomorrow and might try to skydive at some point in the coming week. We’ll see!

MySpace Ads Suck, Part II

If you haven’t noticed, I don’t like MySpace very much (read MySpace Ads Suck). Just like I don’t like AIM (devinhatesaim is really my screenname). To me, AIM is to MySpace as Google Talk is to Facebook. Anyway, MySpace’s big ugly website and ads still suck.

Free Shipping on Men’s AE Polos

Hey, if you’re thrifty and trendy like I am then you might appreciate this deal: FREE SHIPPING WHEN YOU BUY 2 OR MORE MEN’S AE POLOS. **Shop now through Tuesday, March 28, and use the AE Discount Code: **78999192.

Website Broken

If you’re reading this you’re subscribed to my feed and not reading from my website. My provider is very broken and I’m very not happy. Then again, I don’t pay anything for it. Sigh. Anyone have any ideas? I was more upset about my email, though. If anything was sent in the last 5 days and I haven’t responded please re-send.

Meeting Dan Hawkins

Many of you associate CU Boulder with any number of things. Sex, drugs, football and rock and roll are just a few of the things we’ve become well known for (not the nationally recognized physics professor, the volunteerism nor the Nobel Laureate). In any case, football has been a cornerstone in the school’s culture. That’s why I’m excited to see Dan Hawkins coaching. He understands the culture and wants to help re-establish CU as a classy school.

Shred Credit Card Applications

This is very disconcerning. This guy ripped up a credit card offer, changed the address and phone number… and was approved. Dammit. Now I have to go buy a shredder.