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Custom YouTube Embeds

Google provides some hidden settings for customizing your YouTube videos, you can see the full documentation here.  The following is a quick overview of the most relevant settings. URL formatting:  Google’s preferred method of embedding videos is now iframes opposed to the oEmbed code, so the formatting for your settings will look like this: “Google’s Provided […]

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Map of Chicago Startups

Built In Chicago has put together a pretty cool google map with the locations of known digital startups in Chicago. I found it interesting to see how the companies are huddled down in River North and the Loop. Is your company on the map? View Chicago Digital Ecosystem in a larger map

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Adopting New Habits : Tim Ferris

I am a big fan of Tim Ferriss, he embodies a curiosity for life, personal productivity, health, and “hacking” that I identify strongly with. His growing catalog of life hacking books, The 4 Hour Workweek (Paper/Kindle), The 4 Hour Body (Paper/Kindle), and  The 4 Hour Chef (Paper/Kindle) are all great reads and I strongly suggest you work […]

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