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Less Facebook Is GoodFeb 9, 7pm

As a person with an infinitely flexible schedule, here is what I've learned by taking a break from Facebook for a couple days: Do it. Facebook is addictive, but you don't get much more than a very minimal level of entertainment from it.

Epic Guest List in ChicagoJan 31, 7pm

I'm really excited for this year, as we have such an epic guest list in Chicago. We have more guests than ever - SPG, Greg Ayres, Caitlin Glass, Frenchy and the Punk, and tons more. We've also got at least two more surprise guests still to be announced.

MaiOtaku surpasses 20,000 users this yearDec 29, 6pm

MaiOtaku, the world's greatest and fastest growing dating site and social network for anime fans, surpassed the 20,000+ user mark this year, making MaiOtaku one of the top active websites for anime fans in the world.

Happy New YearDec 27, 4am

Hope you all have a wonderful upcoming new year. Every year brings with it new challenges and new opportunities, and I suggest making a list of all the things you might be looking forward to next year.

What I would do if I won $636 million.Dec 17, 5pm

Everyone on the news is talking about the giant lottery jackpot tonight. Anyone who buys a lottery ticket is buying into the hope and excitement of what you could do with $636 million dollars. People talk about taking vacations, investing, their taxes, but nobody seems to have a very good plan.

New story pages addedDec 17, 5pm

New pages to the AnimeCon.org story have been added on the main website. AnimeCon.org/story Read to see the beginning of our crazy adventure... I can't really say much more, since only 10 pages are published so far, but the rest of it (secret) is so cool.

Con Alt Delete is coming up!Dec 4, 9am

Con Alt Delete is our epic new anime convention in Chicago. We're excited to be hosting one more con at the Sheraton Lisle (formerly Wyndham) that held the super successful Anime Midwest 2012. The hotel staff were all very friendly and accommodating, and the space is the perfect size for about 1,500 people.

Tracking expenses is a pain.Sep 13, 11am

If you ever decide to go into business (which I actually do recommend, but only for those with patience and a lot of forethought), you'll quickly learn one of the most complicated and time consuming parts of running your organization is not the day-to-day work.

More convention stuff.Aug 24, 1am

This year's Meta Con is going to be one of the coolest geek conventions ever organized. With guests like Billy West and Eric Roberts, we're expecting it to turn out pretty awesome. We've got new signs for every panel/event room, and I just ordered a bunch of stands to put them on.

More website optimizing for RailsAug 23, 6am

I updated a little more code on most of my websites today, hopefully making them another 3-4% faster. The number one optimization for 90% of websites doesn't involve complex fine-tuning of the database, but instead fixing bad code.
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