Stream o' consciousness for July 22nd

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Note to self: Next time have bright idea to volunteer to write homepage lead based on personal experience, don’t wait 2 wks. #writersblock [#]
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Dear Apple: Next update, how about making it so I don’t have to go four clicks deep to toggle Bluetooth? kthankxbai [#]
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John Stewart (70’s singer of "Gold," not DailyShow host) seriously underrated. Recommend album "Bombs Away Dream Babies." [#]
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So, can anyone cite 1 solid example of McKinsey turning around a media company? Just asking. (Spurred by @pkafka‘s http://bit.ly/u3j9u) [#]
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@sblaskovich whom? [#]
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Thinking about giving in and going full-on Lou Grant prickly curmudgeon route. Can you be a curmudgeon under 40? [#]
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And what, prithee, @ryansholin, is wrong with Steely Dan? Do you not enjoy the shaking of the sisters from Babylon? #nevermetnapoleon [#]
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RT @therefore: @mikeorren c’mon Mike there’s got to be something between Lou Grant & leather pants for you! [#]
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Staff meeting oer Twitter as @sblaskovich and I talk @pegasusnews contribs from 10 mtrs away. Some interest here: http://is.gd/1GGFU [#]
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RT @alyankovic "Thanks for yr email, but both James and I will never approve this parody to be released on any label."#jamesbluntisassclown [#]
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@sblaskovich Sorry, can you SMS that? [#]
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OK: I’m officially dropping my MIT (mogul in training) for ELC (entry level curmudgeon). Thanks for the many replies on the matter… [#]
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@johnrobinson I have no idea who Erin Andrews is, but "peephole stills" got my attention. Good SEO! [#]
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RT @Bootsy_Collins 2 answ question left on vm: Yes it’s humanly possible 4 white ppl to have the funk..it’s only a shell we’re all the same [#]
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Requesting an invite for Tweetboard Alpha (http://tweetboard.com) by @140ware, for my site: http://orrenmedia.com [#]
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Loving GoogVoice @spamboy. Have even figured way to make original cell# on iPhone send vm too GV. Also using as fluid app on desktop. [#]
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@got80s Yeah. I saw potential too but haven’t had chance to use. Also like "call me" widget: http://is.gd/1GIa8 [#]
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@JasonLBaptiste Meh. I preferred Syquest drives. (Major flashback to early magazine days of getting maybe 8 pages of layout on disc) [#]
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If #FriendFeed doesn’t aggregate FB comments and Twitter replies on a simulposted item, really, what’s the point? [#]
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@ryansholin You can’t *make" readers of a news site feel anything. You have to nurture the environment for it to happen organically. [#]
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@ryansholin *How* is long treatise that I may write. Names used have been pegasi, peggers, pegnewsers, "regulars." No one has stuck… [#]
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@ryansholin With or without name, community exists or does not. (How Yoda!)… [#]
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@ryansholin Bigger question if you want to make money: How do you nurture the community without alienating the casual. Big Problem. [#]
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@ryansholin Best / worst community name I’ve seen in that it illustrates the problem in its awkwardness: Frontburnervians http://is.gd/1GKz9 [#]
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RT @johnperrybarlow: John "Marmaduke" Dawson of the New Riders of the Purple Sage rode out forever in Mexico this morning at 64. [#]
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@wmhartnett Dropped SiteCatalyst for Google Analytics a couple months back. Haven’t missed it a bit. [#]
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Listened to 83 songs.
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Nobody ever accused me of being fussy re: aesthetics, but if your site has photos out of proportion, I dismiss it as a hack job. [#]
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If I was concert promoter, I’d put on tour w/ Dan Baird, Scott Miller, Kevn Kinney, Todd Snider; make dozens of dollars, see every gig. #fb [#]
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So far I am followed by – and following – four city council candidates. None of them incumbents. (rt @johnrobinson editor of my htown paper) [#]
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Listened to 2 songs.
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Mike Orren is the Chief Product Officer of The Dallas Morning News; President of Belo Business Intelligence; husband to Crystal Orren; and a Mungarian at Munger Place Church in Dallas, TX. All opinions herein are mine alone.