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I retired at 28 because of Adobe – Part I: The Policy

by Jordan Spencer Cunningham on

Maybe “retire” is a strong word, but hear me out: I effectively retired for five months and still received regular paychecks while in Adobe’s employ. It wasn’t me taking advantage of a policy loophole or sneakily subcontracting someone else to do my work remotely. In fact, Adobe encouraged me to do this, no strings attached. Read on for why and what happened.

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Christmas 2019 Santa Tracking Teletype Broadcast

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NORAD has been tracking Santa on Christmas eve for generations. Google has recently taken a greater market share from NORAD (after once being on the same team). However, with all these fancy apps and sites and games and visuals, there has been a marked absence from the Santa tracking wars from the very beginning– something so simple and pure, perhaps nobody has really thought to do it. No longer; as of Christmas 2019, that void is now filled: live Santa tracking via teleprinter is now a yearly event.

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Halloween 2019 Teletype Broadcast: The War of the Worlds

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Somewhere between the day I got my prized possessions of the Teletype Models 15 and 19 and the day my oldest boy became interested in Christmastime, I came up with the scheme to run a Santa Tracking broadcast via teleprinter. From that hatched the less ambitious yet no less creative idea to run a Halloween night story broadcast.

That being said, what story is more fitting for teleprinter news adaptation than the radio adaptation of The War of the Worlds by Orson Welles?

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Teletypes at Local Schools' STEAM Events

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While at the 2019 Thanksgiving Point Mini Maker Faire, I happened to meet up with Beth Drees, who helps run the DIY Festival in Salt Lake City. Apparently this is a maker-faire-esque event that’s been going on for twelve years now, and I only just heard about it.

She invited me to bring my machines around to a few schools’ STEAM events (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) in conjunction with her organization, Craft Lake City, the events being sponsored by Google Fiber, apparently. Well, whaddaya know, Haddi- Man?

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