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Books We Think Look Cool 2021

Fast cars, fashion, art history, space exploration, arboreal lore, and more.
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El Dorado IPA can and glass

The Road to El Dorado

Small Planet Design Director J.D. Paulsen on the process and inspiration behind his new can design for...
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iOS Developer Journal

iOS Developer Journal

Sharing ideas, hacks, and predictions about iOS development.
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Jud Barr
Rocket Science

Rocket Science: Jud Barr

Jud is the founder of JTB Custom, a company that helps brands customize their product offerings....
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Center for Court Innovation Executive Director Courtney Bryan
Rocket Science

Rocket Science: Courtney Bryan

Courtney Bryan is Executive Director of the Center for Court Innovation, a nonprofit that creates...
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Holiday shopping on a Shopify website

Last-Minute Holiday Reminders For Your Shopify Site

Wait, does August mean “last-minute?” For online retailers, absolutely.
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