Pick Two: Novel, Unobtrusive, Relevant

Bonus follow-up post on advertising!

So here’s how to make ads (online and elsewhere) not completely suck chunks. In software engineering, we have the concept of “pick two.” You want your software solutions to be cheap, ...

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Ethics and Ad-blocking

Say you go into your favorite restaurant one day for a sandwich. As they hand it to you, they tell you that it’s free, but could you please pass it to their “partner” at the door on your way out. You see that someone from an entirely ...

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How is Pandora so Bad at Business?

There’ve been a few articles posted in recent weeks* about Pandora’s music licensing fees. Most notably, a Pitchfork article wherein a band complains that they don’t make ...

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Belated Shoutouts

I should probably do this before I get too busy again.

Thanks to everyone who came out to see us last week on our "We Didn't Bother To Come Up With a Name or Announce it as Such" tour. You're all wonderful!

Thanks to

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Spoiler Alert! The YouTube experience

Apr 9 , 2013 | Posted by: Fighter #1 | Band Stuff | 0 Comments

Starting tomorrow, we're setting off on a small tour up through the midwest that culminates in a show a NoBrand Con with The Protomen! It's going to be awesome!...

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It's Time for a Divorce

I could have sworn I’d already written this blog post, but I can’t seem to find it! Oh well. Here goes. (Again?)

Right now, one of the hot topic issues everyone is talking about is, of course, gay marriage. The Supreme ...

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I know what I'm talking about!

Having not posted anything to my blog for the last two weeks, I figure the best way to make up for it is to do my best to ensure that no one ever misses my blog posts again!

So here it goes! Trigger alert!

Yeah, that’s ...

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Other bands we enjoy: The entire Nashville pop-country scene

Mar 1 , 2013 | Posted by: Fighter #1 | Other bands we enjoy | 0 Comments

Oh wait! I got that backwards, we enjoy cool people like Alexa Dexa and AllOne. The Nashville pop-country scene is banal, terrible, and depressing.

This week, I ended up hosting some CouchSurfers who were travelling musicians. One ...

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The Importance of Inventory

Feb 15 , 2013 | Posted by: Fighter #1 | Band Stuff | 0 Comments

Right now is an exciting time for music. The barrier to entry is lower than it has ever been before. It takes very little money for anyone to create that album they’ve always dreamed of. This is democratic and awesome, and it has resulted in some ...

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Grand Unified Theory of Cognitive Dissonance

Right now, I live in the South, right smack-dab in the middle of the Bible Belt. This means that the concentration of Christians is very high. Further, this means that the concentration of people with Officially-endorsed Conservative Values (tm) when ...

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