Computing Music - Programming Playlist

March 15, 2020 by Mike Halvorsen — 3 min read
Music for Mike’s Productivity I am a very music oriented person. I had one of the first portable and commercially available MP3 players in 7th grade - the Diamond Rio-PMP300. I saved money from cutting grass in my neighborhood and building websites to buy it. It was $200 - a lot of money at the time. But it was revolutionary and was something I really thought I needed at the time.
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What About Google?

February 15, 2020 by Mike Halvorsen — 6 min read
Whenever I talk about building CompanyEgg, a global business search engine, the first response I hear is typically: “What about Google?” What better criteria to judge Google, than with the criteria they judge others? Google has pushed webmasters to make fast websites and has made tools available to measure the speed of websites. One such tool is Google PageSpeed Insights. This tool allows webmasters to measure various metrics that impact how fast websites load on both mobile and desktop.
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Grandma's First Macintosh

February 10, 2020 by Mike Halvorsen — 3 min read
My Grandmother is almost 92 years old. She lives at home by herself and has since my Grandfather passed away nearly 7 years ago. I am absolutely amazed by her independence. She has been a positive influence and has taught me so much about what a “good life” should be. I make it a point to talk to her on the phone or video chat, no matter where I am in the world or how busy I am.
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2020 - Finally a New Website

February 9, 2020 by Mike Halvorsen — 1 min read
Back sometime in the 2010’s, I promised I would have a new website coming in 2020. As promised, this is the start. More to come.
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