Initial Thoughts About The iPad

Last weekend I finally bought an iPad (at least for me as I write this. 2 weekends ago as you’re reading) and thought I’d share some initial thoughts about using it so far as well as some thoughts about how I can see myself using it a few months down the line.
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Custom Ad Design Giveaway From

You know you have a great product that people will love. Now if you only had a banner ad to attract people to your site. Maybe it’s your logo that needs an update so it speaks more to your market. Perhaps you’re all set online, but when someone asks for your business card you sheepishly admit you don’t have one.

If any of the above fits you then I have good news. is offering a free custom design to two lucky Van SEO Design readers.
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Jammed Finger, Hacked Sites, And A New Twitter Client

How’s that for a non-sequitor page title?

The first part relates to a softball injury I suffered last night, the second is some info about a recent hack in the wild that affected a friend’s sites, and the last refers to a new Twitter client that I think goes one better than most of the current crop.
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Seven Jobs I Might Have

Last week when James was sending me his guest post, he also informed me he’d tagged me in the latest meme, Seven jobs I’d rather have. It’s been awhile since a meme drifted through these parts so I thought I’d accept the challenge and tell you about some jobs I might have if I weren’t a web designer/developer.
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Have You Ever Known Poverty?

The closest I’ve ever come to poverty was when I first moved to Colorado. I left New York with very little and arrived in a new city without a job, without a place to live, and without a friend in site.

It didn’t take too long to find all three, but still I went without more than with for close to a year. I lost more than 30 pounds during the winter because I couldn’t afford to eat as often as I should have. I picked up change off the ground one month in order to feed myself for the weekend. Some days the only reason I was able to eat at all was thanks to the charity of others.

Often I woke up not knowing where my next meal would come from and yet I have never known poverty.
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