It's Time for an RSS Revival
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Brian Barrett for Wired: The modern web contains no shortage of horrors, from ubiquitous ad trackers to all-consuming platforms to YouTube comments, generally. Unfortunately, there's no panacea for what ails this internet we've built. But anyone weary of black-box algorithms...

Hungry
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I haven't been writing much lately. I haven't been reading much lately either. I haven't been sleeping well lately and it's not because of the squirrels in our attic or the pretzel-like configuration my partner, my dog, and I make...

Encore 141: Hobbies, Work, and Everything Between
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First time on Encore, the Chorus.fm podcast. Thomas can no longer commit to a steady podcasting schedule, so Jason has been asking some folks to fill in as guests. I was happy to oblige. via Encore: On this week’...

VBR #16: 'I Would Just Like Band Pages', with guest Tyler Sharp
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I almost took a job at AltPress out of high school, there have been times I regretted going a different route, but knowing what I know now, I'm glad I didn't make the move to Cleveland. I love Alternative Press....

Goodbye AbsolutePunk, Hello Chorus
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Jason Tate has bought back the Absolutepunk name and URL from SPIN Group and launched a new platform for the community to move to. I had started my first business, AbsolutePunk, LLC, as a teenager with cargo shorts and puka...

Chris Miller's Analysis Of The Force Awakens series
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Chris Miller (AKA Darth Hound) is several features into an insightful series on The Force Awakens and its characters on The Star Wars Report. According to the Visual Dictionary and the novelization, Snoke sees Kylo as the perfect embodiment of...

Sorry, Internet: A Podcast
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Thomas Nassiff (formerly of AbsolutePunk and Fuse) has recently started his own blog with a killer URL. His blog is sorryinter.net and he now has a podcast to go along with it. No stranger to the medium, Thomas has...

Top ten songs for a brand new old band
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Mike Comite a happy birthday today, he returned the well-wishes with a gift for me. "Ever listen to superdrag?" I hadn't, but like all of Mike's recommendations, I looked them up. He suggested Head Trip In Every Key as my...

Tumblr changes, the good and the bad
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I started my first Tumblr account in 2008. I used it infrequently and eventually moved fully to my Wordpress blogs in late 2009. I used self-hosted Wordpress blogs for 5 years before returning to Tumblr to begin this blog. It...

The Oral History of Pigeons & Planes
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An in-depth look at the rise of my favorite hip-hop and pop music blog. Worth reading for anyone who has or is thinking about starting their own blog to write about music they like. If a pigeon can do it....

Former AltPress Editor Scott Heisel Now Substream Editor In Chief
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Since I left my position at Substream Magazine in October, a lot has changed. Both the publication’s Marketing Director (Nici Arsenault) and Managing Editor (Drew Wille) have also effectively left the company. In my 6 months there, those two,...

Blogging app Desk is half off in the Mac App Store
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You can get John Saddington’s blogging application Desk for half the price for a limited time. Selected as a part of the Mac App Store’s Get Productive collection, Desk is only 14.99 right now. Desk works with...

Does Sponsoring Daring Fireball Actually Work?
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John Saddington, Desk.PM: A lot of people have asked me whether sponsorship and advertising on John Gruber’s Daring Fireball actually works. What they are asking, more specifically, is whether it’s really worth the investment, because advertising is...

More on Accountability
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Zack Zarrillo, in answer to Mike Meeze: Ultimately, the decision about which bands we cover on the site falls on me. On a normal day, it seems clear which bands align themselves with my “general moral code” and which don’...

How to work around Tumblr's blurry image embeds in text posts
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When building this website from hand, I worked through a bunch of CSS methods I’d not used before. I was able to create blocks and set widths, padding, and margins with general ease. In the end, my test posts...

The New PropertyOfZack
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Zack Zarrillo writes: Today, we’re incredibly excited, nervous, and ready to begin the next phase of PropertyOfZack.I’ve been updated by Zack throughout the planning process for today’s relaunch for a while. Months of planning have gone...

Pigeons & Planes Open For Pitches
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One of my favorite music blogs is Pigeons & Planes. They currently are open for pitches. Or, if you don't want to start a blog, write for Pigeons & Planes. Send your ideas: pitches(at)pigeonsandplanes(dot)com...

Coverage Inquiries
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Over the past year, I've evolved from a boy on a blog to a boy with an insane amount of email to contend with on a daily basis. So much that if I don't wake up to at least 20...