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How To Save A Newsweekly in 5 Easy* Steps

Newsweek is for sale. While sad, it’s also an amazing opportunity to reinvent what a newsweekly could be. And it…

Fertile Medium

Heather and I have been avid Flickr members since the very beginning. So when Yahoo bought them and they started…

The Green Hair Theory

Here, in the last few seconds of my fifteen minutes of SEO infamy, I wanted to leave you with the words of another fucked up dude. If someone tells you that your hair is green, the only reason to get defensive is if it’s true.

Upcoming Appearances

I’m really excited about a couple upcoming appearances. Make/Think: AIGA Design Conference, Memphis, 8-11 October I’ll be a panelist along…

Ignore the Content

Sometimes, when dealing with an interpersonal conflict, logically addressing the complaints is that last thing that will help. Instead, try to address the emotion behind it.


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Hi, I’m Derek. I make awesome community-centric web stuff. I sometimes post things to Flickr and Twitter. I’m mostly harmless. More.





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