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The Power of Silence, Part 2

With only a few days remaining until Election Day in the United States, things are likely to get really loud, as if they weren’t already loud enough. If you’re like me, occasionally you need to turn down the volume and embrace the silence. I’m hesitant to talk or write about silence since these very words […]

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The Power of Silence, Part 1

The 2020-21 NFL season kicked off this week. I write this having just watched the Seattle Seahawks beat the Atlanta Falcons in an empty stadium. The TV broadcast included fake crowd noises that were somewhat effective for manufacturing a sense of excitement, but a little off in their cadence and authenticity. The kickoff event of […]

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Pulling the Plug on Peakware.com

The idea for Peakware was spawned in 1994 on the summit of Mount Elbert, the highest mountain in Colorado and the second highest in the lower 48 states. This was was my first fourteener (mountains higher than 14,000 feet), and I was hooked. I loved the physical challenge of hiking more than 10 miles and […]

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Only one Terrill Thompson

Ok, there are actually two Terrill Thompsons, but that’s another story. This particular Terrill (me) has a short bio that reads “Terrill Thompson is technology accessibility specialist with the University of Washington, web developer, musician, writer, outdoor adventurer, and seeker of truth.” These are a lot of things that I Am. Historically I’ve kept some […]

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Optimizing my Home Office

I work in a variety of places. I share an office with Doug at the Seattle campus of the University of Washington. I share an office with David, Carly, Stephanie, and Nigel at Western Washington University in Bellingham, with Max a short shout away. I share an office with anyone else who happens to be […]