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MaiOtaku surpasses 20,000 users this year

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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.
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Happy New Year

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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.
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What I would do if I won $636 million.

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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. Here's my lottery plan!
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New story pages added

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New pages to the AnimeCon.org story have been added on the main website!
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Con Alt Delete is coming up!

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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. Everything is easy to find, and ConSweet is right where everyone can get to it.
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Tracking expenses is a pain.

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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. It's not the human resources. It's not purchasing, inventory (well maybe), or lists and ideas.
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More convention stuff.

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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.
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More website optimizing for Rails

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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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I make $500 a month from adsense... and keep none.

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On any given month, I make an average of $500 from Google Adsense alone. This type of "passive income" is supposed to be free money, right? Right? That's what all the internet told me. Well, I did a little investigating to see where it all really goes, and I'm finding that, well, it gets eaten by the expenses monster!
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Optimizing MySQL

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Aside from part-time robot engineer, convention organizer, and a billion other things, I'm also sometimes a DBA (database administrator). It's a big deal! Walk into a Vegas casino, tell them you're a DBA, and see the looks you get.
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