Media Bites – October 2018

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Another light month for movies and TV shows, but here’s my wrap up of some of the movies, television shows, music, and other media that I’ve consumed and thought was worth sharing for the month of October 2018. Movies A Star is Born – I don’t care for Bradley Cooper or Lady Gaga, and was bored to death in this movie. The story moved too fast, or if it was meant to take place over months or years they did

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Media Bites – September 2018

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Ali and I are getting back into a normal groove and getting more downtime in which we’re able to enjoy more media, which is a welcome place to be after the past few months. That said, here’s a quick review of some of the movies, television shows, music, and other media that I’ve consumed and thought was worth sharing for the month of September 2018. Movies Blackkklansman – This movie had been on my list for a while, and we finally

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Media Bites – July 2018

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Like last month, this month’s Media Bites is kind of lacking since we’ve spent most of our time dealing with closing on our new house and move to Austin, but here’s a quick review of some of the movies, television shows, music, and other media that I’ve consumed and thought was worth sharing for the month of July 2018. Movies Ant-Man and the Wasp – The latest Marvel movie, and just as expected, it was super fun. Skyscraper – Going into

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Media Bites – June 2018

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This month’s Media Bites is kind of lacking since we’ve spent most of our time house hunting for our upcoming move to Austin, but here’s a quick review of some of the movies, television shows, music, and other media that I’ve consumed and thought was worth sharing for the month of June 2018. Movies Tag – This movie was much better than I expected it to be. It was fun, funny, and had some serious moments towards the end. The best

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Media Bites – May 2018

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Here’s a quick review of some of the movies, television shows, music, and other media that I’ve consumed and thought was worth sharing for the month of May 2018. Movies Deadpool 2 – You don’t get to say this very often, especially in the realm of comic book movies, but for me, the sequel was better than the first one. Solo: A Star Wars Story – I went into this movie with the lowest of expectations, and was pleasantly surprised.

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Media Bites – April 2018

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Here’s a quick review of some of the movies, television shows, music, and other media that I’ve consumed and thought was worth sharing for the month of April 2018. Movies Ready Player One – I went into this movie mostly blind to the story or plot. I just knew that there was a ton of references (and Easter eggs) to some of my favorite pop culture items and that there was a battle between two camps – the users of

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Data Driven Decisions, and What You Lose

The term “data driven decision” is something that is said more and more around offices lately, and it makes perfect sense at a certain level. Make decisions that best affect your agreed upon KPIs. The one thing that data driven decisions doesn’t account for, is taste. Design, aesthetics, brand standards, or experience aren’t analytics that are collected and analyzed. Data only cares how users interact with something. Black or white. Did a user do the thing, or not? This excerpt from

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Best of 2017

Best of 2017

Wow, what a shit show 2017 was, huh? Daily doses of idiocy from Trump and administration, countless mass shootings, hurricanes, Net Neutrality being destroyed, and so much more. But, there were a lot of great things too. We kicked off 2017 by meeting our newest nephew TJ in March, and our second niece Gia in November. We now have 2 nieces, and 5 nephews, ranging from 9 (10 next year) to 2 months. I can’t believe our oldest is going

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Best of 2016

Best of 2016

Man, 2016 was a rough year. We’ve lost so many important people. Losing Bowie alone was crushing. But the rest of the musicians, actors, athletes and dignitaries that died compounded that feeling. And then add the train wreck that is President Elect Trump and man, 2016 was just the worst. I usually hate seeing end of the year posts on social media because the same people complain year after year that current year was awful and they can’t wait for

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Best of 2015

Another year come and gone. Some big changes for the Rastiellos in 2015, namely I said goodbye to my friends at LyntonWeb and joined Rackspace. On top of that, we traveled to Arkansas, Chicago, and Memphis, and New Jersey twice (not to mention several road trips within Texas). We saw my youngest sister get married, and our awesome niece and nephews grow even more awesome. We celebrated Ali’s 40th birthday, and my mom’s 60th. We saw a ton of concerts,

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