Archive for September, 2009

Grassley on H-1B and Twitter

September 30, 2009 0 Comments

We always try to brainstorm a list of relevant questions for Sen. Chuck Grassley’s weekly conference call with reporters here in Iowa. This week, I put two tech topics on the list. Grassley has been highly critical of H-1B, a program that allows employers to apply for temporary visas for potential employees if they cannot […]

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Apple Store Love Song

September 28, 2009 0 Comments

Been seeing this everywhere today – hopes it makes you smile on this windy Monday!

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Express your inner pirate

September 18, 2009 0 Comments

Ahoy me mateys! Tomorrow is Talk Like a Pirate Day! I was introduced to this holiday last year, and it’s become something to look forward to. Who doesn’t love a chance to dress up and talk in a completely ridiculous manner because of a completely fictitious holiday? Last year, media giants like Facebook and Google […]

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9 reasons to love 09-09-09

September 9, 2009 0 Comments

Okay, I admit I’m not very original for writing about the triple 9 event. It’s one of the top searches on Google today, so people are obviously interested in ways to appreciate the rare occurrence. And I’m fairly certain that I have at least one reason not on the other lists. 1. New releases Anyone […]

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Obama to future politicians: be careful what you post

September 8, 2009 0 Comments

Because an advance copy of President Obama’s speech to students was released days ago, today’s story focused more on the reaction and less on the words themselves. But, an unexpected twist came out of Obama’s pre-speech chat with some of the students. When asked for advice by a student who wants to grow up and […]

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Hawkeyes can text for help

September 3, 2009 1 Comment
Hawkeyes can text for help

Let’s say you’re sitting in the stands at Kinnick Stadium, and two people sitting in front of you start fighting. You definitely don’t want one of them to accidentally hit you, and you don’t want the argument to spread to other hyped up fans nearby. But, you also don’t want to be the tattle-tale running […]

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