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8 _posts/2010-12-01-compared-to-the-world.md
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Recently I had a conversation with a friend who mentioned the influential people
-of the world were simply *"living life."* I do not see this as true. *"Living
-life"* brings to mind someone who is just living with what life throws at them.
+of the world were simply *“living life.”* I do not see this as true. *“Living
+life”* brings to mind someone who is just living with what life throws at them.
The influential people of the world do not live with what is given them. Many
entrepreneurs are creating value, not working at a job living off value
created by someone else.
-How is it possible for someone to end up with the idea of *"living life."* I
+How is it possible for someone to end up with the idea of *“living life.”* I
think this can easily happen when you start to compare yourself with others.
Many people in the world are not as fortunate to be where we are. So it is
-easy to look at them and say that "I am happy with where I am." So, with
+easy to look at them and say that “I am happy with where I am.” So, with
relative success behind, you can *live life*.
This state of mind leads to the loss of a desire to create value. Being
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14 _posts/2011-01-09-ford.md
@@ -8,11 +8,11 @@ Ford is know for having paid his workers $5 a day. Today we hear this and
remember what a great man Ford was. At the time this is what the *Wall Street
Journal* had to say:
-<blockquote>The <em>Wall Street Journal</em> accused Henry Ford of "economic blunders if not
-crimes" which would soon "return to plague him and the industry he
-represents as well as organized society." In a naive wish for social
-improvement, declared the newspaper, Ford had injected "spiritual principles
-into a field where they do not belong"--a heinous crime--and captains of
-industry lined up to condemn "the most foolish thing ever attempted in the
-industrial world."<br /><br /><cite>- Robert Lacey</cite></blockquote>
+<blockquote>The <em>Wall Street Journal</em> accused Henry Ford of &#8220;economic blunders if not
+crimes&#8221; which would soon &#8220;return to plague him and the industry he
+represents as well as organized society.&#8221; In a naive wish for social
+improvement, declared the newspaper, Ford had injected &#8220;spiritual principles
+into a field where they do not belong&#8221;--a heinous crime--and captains of
+industry lined up to condemn &#8220;the most foolish thing ever attempted in the
+industrial world.&#8221;<br /><br /><cite>- Robert Lacey</cite></blockquote>
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4 _posts/2011-01-13-apple-push-with-heroku.md
@@ -8,8 +8,8 @@ Most people think they can't deliver push notifications to [iOS](http://www.appl
[Heroku](http://www.heroku.com) because there is no obvious way to maintain maintain a persistent
connection. I started by looking at [Urban Airship](http://urbanairship.com/)
and other push services, but decided to see how far I could get with Heroku.
-You will find that Heroku takes the cake and steals the "easy-to-use push
-notification" tag line from Urban Airship.
+You will find that Heroku takes the cake and steals the &#8220;easy-to-use push
+notification&#8221; tag line from Urban Airship.
In my case I used the [APN on Rails](https://github.com/PRX/apn_on_rails) gem
in combination with [Resque](https://github.com/defunkt/resque). Here is a quick
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4 _posts/2011-02-22-redeemer.md
@@ -20,8 +20,8 @@ purpose of the book, but it gives a great background on the culture of New York
City and the church.
One of the most interesting things that I have found is how the book
-describes "the reasons for faith." When I was a camp counselor, I remember
-both being taught and talking to children about these "reasons for faith."
+describes &#8220;the reasons for faith.&#8221; When I was a camp counselor, I remember
+both being taught and talking to children about these &#8220;reasons for faith.&#8221;
About God, the creator, holy and just, about sin, about Christ, about our
response to Christ, and the result. Now, it is known that the central beliefs
about Christianity are the same across all cultures, but it is different when
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8 _posts/2011-05-07-education.md
@@ -9,13 +9,13 @@ will now start applying what he has learned. The college education is the great
dream and many complete it. To me, completing college is a dream which I woke
up in the middle of.
-If you asked me about getting my degree a few years ago I would have said "yes,
-I'm sure of it." Graduation was the goal. Instead of graduating though, I
+If you asked me about getting my degree a few years ago I would have said &#8220;yes,
+I'm sure of it.&#8221; Graduation was the goal. Instead of graduating though, I
dropped out to move to Silicon Valley.
Moving to Silicon Valley was the best experience of my college years.
-Education isn't just about knowledge. Herbert Spencer stated that "the great
-aim of education is not knowledge but action." Moving from simply learning to
+Education isn't just about knowledge. Herbert Spencer stated that &#8220;the great
+aim of education is not knowledge but action.&#8221; Moving from simply learning to
doing is a big step. For a typical college person this happens after he or
she graduates. Others take this step before graduation. The goal is not a
piece of paper, it is the chance to apply knowledge.
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2  _posts/2011-06-10-thinking-is-hard.md
@@ -27,7 +27,7 @@ for attention.
The world unfortunately works against me going into a state of deep focus. The time must be set aside.
I find it is best to escape without anyone knowing where or for how long I will be gone. Perhaps it
-adds to the sense of "escape" from the world to concentrate on my own thoughts. Some of the greatest
+adds to the sense of &#8220;escape&#8221; from the world to concentrate on my own thoughts. Some of the greatest
locations are the library and a coffee shop (depending on the depth of thinking, the coffee shop may
not do).
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6 _posts/2011-06-12-marriage.md
@@ -49,6 +49,6 @@ and would ultimately be followed by some form of censorship. The
government does not look kindly on those who object.
This subject obviously requires more thought and is not a simple as
-some think. But instead of asking "should the state allow same-sex
-marriages," we should begin by asking "what role does the state have
-in regulating marriage?"
+some think. But instead of asking &#8220;should the state allow same-sex
+marriages,&#8221; we should begin by asking &#8220;what role does the state have
+in regulating marriage?&#8221;
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