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Introducing ArtsHacker

Today marks the launch of, a site dedicated to providing practical tips, tricks, and pointers for getting things done as an arts manager. It has been a real treat putting the site together and a genuine honor to work with all of the terrific contributors. As of now, we have an introductory article and the inaugural ArtsHack from Phil Paschke titled A Little Bird Told Me: Twitter Analytics. Nickle Tour …

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Drawn Together


Joe Patti published an intriguing article on 12/1/2014 about some similarities between being a professional in the performing arts field and the computer gaming industry. Certainly, the parallels between both career tracks is fascinating but it is spiked with rivulets of irony. Specifically, even though both fields suffer similar ills, this common ground doesn’t seem to be encouraging much interaction; especially at the board level. It brings to mind a quote …

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Keeping An Eye On The Barbarians At The Gate


We talk a lot about password security here and why it is important to use strong passwords and how to update and manage them, but sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. To that end, check out this log report designed to record attempted login hack attempts: This report includes more than 3000 records detailing nearly 10,000 failed attempts over a period of a few weeks at and from a …

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Only a Few More Days!


We’re right on track for launching, we have all of the author profiles in place and several articles loaded into the system are on deck. I’ve gone over each one and can say with all confidence that the most difficult decision is determining the publication order, but that is good problem to have. You can still sign up for the launch notice and if you do by midnight, 12/3/2014, you’ll …

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What’s Going On In Dallas?

Adaptistration People 131

I’ve been out of the country for the last few days and therefore didn’t get a chance to read Michael Granberry’s article in the 11/29/2014 edition of the Dallas Morning News about the Dallas Symphony Orchestra (DSO) musicians expressing considerable concern over what is perhaps best characterized as a hostile work environment thanks to music director Jaap van Zweden. It will take a day to process everything and I’ll likely reach …

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