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College Degrees Are Worth It
I graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of the Incarnate Word in the Spring of 2013 with a Bachelor's Degree in Communication Arts.

In the months leading up to my graduation, I read many articles claiming that my communication arts degree offered the worst return on investment. I believed this and was very discouraged. And like many college grads, I too was frustrated with
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Viral Vilification
This blog is my innovation and technology blog. For several years since the 2008 Presidential Election, I have made strides to distance myself from the political negativity that permeates American social life.

I learned a valuable lesson in the election season of 2008 when I wrote a vile comment in response to what I believed was an offensive political post. I unleashed rage in response to a Facebook
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Too Many Emails
On August 15, 2004, I created my first email account with Yahoo. My first email was a welcome message informing me that I had a whopping 250MBs of email storage.

On October 9, 2013 I retrieved the first email message ever received before it was deleted. I am glad that I was able to preserve this screenshot thanks to a Tweet I posted about it on Twitter.

For many years, I used this account exclusively and
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2011 Apple MacBook Pro with Defective GPU Runs Manjaro Linux Perfectly
Kara bought a lightly used 2011 MacBook Pro from my cousin. She got a good year of use out of it before the recalled GPU failed. Unfortunately, it wasn't until after the GPU failed that we discovered the recall. Now that the window has passed, a fix would cost $500, according to Apple, at a 3rd Party.
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COVID-19 Cases Drop and San Antonio Decreases Risk to Moderate
The endless talk about COVID-19 pushed me to tune out the news for a bit. For a while, I was reading it every day, but it filled me with worry as I'm sure many others feel.

The last time I checked the City of San Antonio's COVID-19 risk assessment, we were between critical and severe. Now we are at a comfortable mo
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Third Parties are Changing Industries
Like it or not, third-parties can change an industry from the outside. TrueCar, Cargurus, Edmunds, and Cars.com changed the car business. Expedia, Priceline, Trivago, Orbits, and Travelocity changed the hospitality industry. And similarly, Postmates, Doordash, Grubhub, and UberEats will change the restaurant business during COVID-19.

When restaurants were closed
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The Hiring Process is Too Slow, and Career Paths are Unclear
While checking one of my many email accounts, I came across this email from FlexJobs. Three years ago, I was looking for a job. And during that time, I was obsessed with an idea to improve how people got hired.

Dear Aaron,Historically, a career path has often been referred to as "climbing the ladder", indicating a clea
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The First Website
There are now 250 Billion websites, 220,000 of these launched within the last 24 hours. Sure, not all of these domains are useful. Many of these domains are for sale with a landing page full of advertising. Others are still on a Dreamhost under construction page. But, imagine there was a time before even the first website launched.

Tim Berners-Lee launched the first website as we know them today. On Tue
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This graph is both encouraging for us Europeans but really frightening for the whole world.

Always taken aback a bit when someone says "I'm from a small town of 20,000"

Like, damn man, that's practically a city. But then I remember that 6000 people in a town you have to fly or boat to is just a particularly remote town.

So I lived streamed on YouTube for nearly 4 hours. After the live stream ended the video was unavailable because it had been removed by the uploader. Luckily I multi streamed. pscp.tv/w/cerkxDFyYVFaV1Zwa01L

My channel is aaron.video I've managed to reach 120,000 views and 330 subscribers. I'm trying to reach 1,000 subscribers so I can advertise. It was my goal to become a or at least get an idea for what the reality of that would be like. If you'd like to help me reach my goal, I'd greatly appreciate it! My channel is unboxing electronics, tech streams, and videogame streaming.

Launched a new website aaron.help - it's a site devoted to computer literacy. Helping others improve their familiarity with apps and online resources.

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