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Life in the world of tech & politics

Clean up your browser and email from ads

If there's one thing that everyone would like more control over, it's the mass of information you see every time you browse the internet. Two big contributors to this mass include the ads you're see as well as the spam in your email inbox. What many people aren't...

How-to: Upgrade to iOS 8 Gold Master before it’s released

If you're anything like me, you like to constantly be on the cutting edge. If there's a cool new gadget, new piece of tech, or new upgrade out there, you crave it. Sure, the safe bet is to always wait until version two of whatever piece of tech comes out, because then...

New Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks released for free

In one of many new announcements at yesterday's Apple Special Event, the brand new Mac OS X operating system Mavericks (available now) was revealed to be a free upgrade for everyone with OS X 10.6.8 and later. This may not be completely surprising since the last few...

Finally Back in Business

Sixteen days later, the government shutdown saga has finally come to an end. Last night, President Obama signed a deal that not only extended the federal government's funding and thus ended the shutdown, but also included a debt-limit increase to avoid yet another...

(Some of) The Best iOS Apps

  Those of you who know me in real life may know that I have an absurd amount of apps on my iPhone, meticulously organized into several folders over multiple pages. I try to stay on top of the app scene, and I’ll regularly check the top app lists and tech blogs for...

Book Review: The Broken Branch by Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein

Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein in their work, “The Broken Branch,” contend that today’s Congress is a vague ghost of what it used to be – our old Congress not beset by partisan bickering and a failure of responsibility. While earlier in history, indeed as recently as...

Welcome to the new LucasMA.com!

Let me be the first to say welcome and thank you for visiting my new website! Along with my updated portfolio, I plan on writing more about topics that interest me here, particularly technology and politics. Just like the old LucasMA, this is a Wordpress website built...

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