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May 2010 Blog Posts (4)

Patch makes me a better person ...

... well, at least it asks me to do nice things. AOL — which owns my new employer, — recently asked its employees to find opportunities to volunteer in their communities. At Patch, we focused on helping the communities we serve — or, in my case, will serve — as part of our Give 5 program (see the "Giving Back" section here).

The region I'll be leading includes…


Added by Louis C. Hochman on May 20, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Blogging strategy ...

It's been several days since I've had time for a new blog post (new job! yay! keeps me busy! yay! neglecting MH! boo!). So while you patiently wait out the next one, I thought I'd share this cartoon on blogging from xkcd. Why? Because I, too, love content.

Added by Louis C. Hochman on May 17, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Goodbye, Daily Record

Tonight I wrapped up my last shift at the Daily Record, the way I've wrapped up most shifts — quietly and tiredly, as one of the last staffers (but not quite the last staffer) to leave for the night. I did what I do most nights — see off the DR print edition as deadline passes, and guide into the new day. It was nice to be able to leave on such a familiar note.

I said goodbyes,…


Added by Louis C. Hochman on May 7, 2010 at 1:30am — No Comments

Don't put all your eggs in one digital basket

Here’s an old idea the digital age kindly renews every so often: Don’t put all of your eggs in one basket.

If you’ve ever done any sort of work with complex systems, you’ve heard the phrase “single point of failure.” It’s a term for what you’re supposed to avoid: A component that, when it fails, brings the whole system crashing down. Think of a Rube Goldberg contraption after the birdie’s flown off and… Continue

Added by Louis C. Hochman on May 5, 2010 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

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