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My name is Casey Houser, and I am a freelance writer from central West Virginia. I gravitate toward writing about topics that have an impact on my life, including information technology, tech gear and gadgets, automobiles, and fitness. I can be found on Twitter @chooseplaintext and on my personal website at chooseplaintext.com.

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About Casey Houser

My name is Casey Houser, and I am a freelance writer from central West Virginia. I gravitate toward writing about topics that have an impact on my life, including information technology, tech gear and gadgets, automobiles, and fitness. I can be found on Twitter @chooseplaintext and on my personal website at chooseplaintext.com.

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A photo of a young, attactive woman dressed in workout attire drinking water.

New Fabric Makes for “Cool” Clothing

With the world getting progressively warmer (2016 is already the hottest year on record) keeping people cool is going to be a big business… a really big business. Running air conditioning to keep offices and homes cool during the summer can get really expensive, and it’s certainly not the most efficient way to go about […]

A colorized scanning electron micrograph of E. Coli bacteria.

Bacterial Biomes Could Assist Medical Science, Police Work

Your physical self is pretty disgusting when you examine it in detail. I mean extreme detail. A very close look reveals all manner of bacteria and cells gathered around your body in a microbial cloud. Old skin cells, bacteria from burping and farting, and particles from picking your nose, blinking your eyes, or just sitting […]

Teresita Fernández's "Untitled(Night Writing)" (2011) on view at Lehmann Maupin, Chrystie Street.

Teresita Fernández and The Art of Forgetting

Writing is art. Don’t forget that. This paragraph, as simple as it is, is more than just words on a page. Each letter sits in its own designated space adjacent to all the others in a format that, put together any other way, would convey a distinct idea separated possibly leagues from the original. I […]

A woman and man shake hands, start networking, and developing understanding through thoughtful conversation.

Relationships: Networking in a Nutshell

In just a handful of paragraphs here, I’m going to discuss the idea of cultivating relationships as it relates to networking with other business professionals. Whether you want to get a new job, meet people in your community, or just get your face in front of other growing enterprises, taking time to network can be […]

Actors in period dress stand near a vintage taxi while being filmed for the movie Benjamin Button.

Why Are 93 Movie Remakes Up for Consideration?

I’m beginning to wonder if I’ll ever see an original movie in theaters again in my lifetime. Nearly everything is a copy of a copy. I’m not talking about the idea that “everything is rehashed” and “there are no more original thoughts”; instead, new movies apparently must pass the tests of either being an adaptation […]

A set of ten caricatures of the 2016 presidential candidates participating in the Fox News debates.

My Presidential Candidate is a Juggernaut

I wanted to be right today, so I took at stroll over the Washington Post. On the global news site’s webpage titled “My candidate is a juggernaut that cannot be stopped,” I can choose my preferred presidential candidate and see that, in fact, he or she will win. My first pick, of course, was Donald […]

The New Zealand flag

New Zealand Engages Citizens to Gather New Flag Designs

New Zealand may soon get a new flag. The country’s Flag Consideration Project, appointed by the federal government, has reached out to citizens at road shows, during local market visits, through its own website, and within social media to capture more than 10,000 flag suggestions. From those thousands, it has already narrowed down the field […]

A sign at the side of a rural highway reads "Caution" families of undocumented workers may appear in road.

Report Reveals Family Detention Center Low Wages, Lawsuits

Family detention centers detain immigrant families of which one or more individuals in those families are suspected of unauthorized arrival into the U.S. or visa violations in the country. A recent report from the L.A. Times indicates that such detained people may have jobs at these facilities but are paid wages of just $1 to $3 a day. […]

jeep

Hackers Gain Remote Access to Jeep Entertainment, Drivetrain Systems

A security writer at Wired, Andy Greenberg recently provided details about his experience of driving a hacked Jeep Cherokee down I-64 and Route 40 near St. Louis. Hackers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek had previously completed experiments with the Cherokee’s on-board entertainment system, which carries a feature called Uconnect that provides for remote access through […]

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