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Upcoming Bay Area Tech Events

It can be easy to get caught up in the daily grind and forget that when you live in the Bay Area, you have easy access to some of the greatest minds and most innovative projects in the global tech community. Indeed, we live amongst high achievers, and these folks want to share their information, get connected, and start great…

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Outsourcing Life’s Little Tasks

Got a pile of laundry and no time for washing? Looking for someone reliable to pick up your lunch? TaskRabbit.com is an online service that connects people who need to get stuff done with a huge community of pre-screened and vetted runners. People with tasks post their job online and the task runners compete by naming the price at which…

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The Rising Trend in Standing Workstations

If you're concerned that your love handles are growing handles of their own, here's a topic that might be of interest to you... Lately, we've noticed the increasing proliferation of standing desks at a range of offices in San Francisco. This may be old news for some, since this kind of setup has been popular with programmers at local startups…

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Hacking for Education

On the subject of why we love it when nonprofits share their data for the community good.... DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that connects potential donors with classrooms in need. They've facilitated over $80,000,000 in giving to thousands of public schools. They¬† are currently running a contest called Hacking Education: A Contest for Developers and Data Crunchers that challenges developers…

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How to Quickly Create a New AppleScript

As computing productivity geeks, we're always looking for new ways to automate tasks and run small programs to make our computers work more efficiently. That leads to a lot of copying and pasting unique AppleScripts written by the wonderful Mac junkie community out there. Here's a tutorial on how to run a short script that will allow you to streamline…

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