Things and Stuff

May 9





 - San Francisco

I’ve been less than honest about what I’ve really been up to lately. For the last year I’ve been secretly working non-stop with Atticus Ross and Alan Moulder on a new, full-length Nine Inch Nails record, which I am happy to say is finished and frankly fucking great. This is the real impetus and motivation behind the decision to assemble a new band and tour again. My forays into film, HTDA and other projects really stimulated me creatively and I decided to focus that energy on taking Nine Inch Nails to a new place. Here we go!


Trent Reznor, 5.28.13. New NIN album later this year on Columbia Records. (via nineinchnails)

Oh, hell yes!

These 11-Year-Olds Are Metal As Fuck

And I bring you the “McLovins” of Metal:



There is a metal band in Brooklyn called Unlocking The Truth that is made up of three 11-year-olds. They make every band in the nu-metal scene look like total garbage. Not that that was difficult.

These kids have some seriously dope metally riffs and breakdowns. Not sure when they have time to come up with those in between doing homework and…I don’t know, what do 11-year-olds do these days? We have no idea. Play Pokemon?

Yo, little dudes. Wanna play the next show we put on? Offer is on the table. One catch: You gotta show us how to beat this last level on Bioshock Infinite.

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Click an Email Address and Have it Open Outlook

If you’re like me and you’re browser of choice is Google Chrome, then upon installation you may have noticed that Chrome has commandeered some of your Windows’ processes that you’d prefer were back to the way they were in the pre-Chrome days. 

If you inadvertently accepted the offer to have Gmail set as your default mail handler, you’ll now notice that whenever you click on email links (even if you click them within Outlook!) that your Gmail launches.

While I love Chrome and Gmail and many of the fun toys that Google has to offer, my primary email is my work email, and I want Outlook and my work email to be the default.

After (too) much research, I’ve learned the way to change these settings back to the way you/I/we want them.

First - in Chrome:

  1. Click the “three bars” icon in the top right. 
  2. Choose Settings
  3. Click Show Advanced Settings
  4. Click Content Settings
  5. Go to Handlers. 
  6. Click Manage Handlers. 
  7. Remove Gmail from the Handlers section for Mailto: links. 

Second - in Windows:

  1. Go to your Default Programs (in the start menu). 
  2. Set the Mailto: protocol back to the email client of your choice.

Presto, change-o!

Apr 1

Is Google Really Bribing People to Pen Google+ Reviews?

Fredric Paul tells ReadWrite that Google+ Lounges offer tube socks and other such “rewards” for people who plop down and bang out a few reviews.

There are about a million things I want to say right now, but I’m just going to keep my mouth shut on this one.

How To Market Your Local Business Online


Today I published my first book, “How to Market Your Business Online: Get Your Business Known On The Internet, Increase Your Customers & Make More Money!”  With that, I created a presentation which hits on the high-level points and Why it’s so important to have your business optimized on the Internet.  Consider it a freebie to build your local business’s online presence and get more customers.  

Check out the presentation here:

UPlanMe Founder Blog: UPlanMe Launches Premium Tools to Simplify How Businesses Manage & Promote Their Specials


I am proud to announce that today we soft-launched UPlanMe’s Premium Business Solution to simplify how local businesses manage and promote their upcoming specials, sales, happy hours, updates and events consistently across the web.

With UPlanMe’s new technology, we save local business owners…

Even the Ad Agencies Still Don't "Get" Mobile Advertising

Great article on how not only do local merchants not grasp mobile and hyper-local advertising, but the big agencies still don’t get it either.

With it’s growing network of national, local, and hyper-local partner network, UPlanMe is at the forefront of the simplification and consolidation of this powerful, emerging marketing opportunity.

Feb 8

UPlanMe Founder Blog: Is Local News Dead?


Today I received an unfortunate e-mail from local online news site, Everyblock, that they were closing their doors for good. It’s unfortunate because I recently came across EveryBlock about a month ago as a potential publisher partner for UPlanMe.

Everyblock was sending me great daily…

Jan 9

The Moment You Find Out Lebron James is Following Your Girlfriend on Twitter



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