Devin Reams wearing a teal shirt in front of a teal sign that says 'trouble'

Howdy! I’m Devin. I’m sensibly impulsive, consistently non-committal, and passionately impartial. I’m a technologist living in Denver, Colorado.

What have we learned from CES so far?

I think the list is short but these shouldn’t be surprises, right?

5 Myths of Having Full-Strength Beer in Colorado Grocery Stores

From Lindsey Dulin at Denver off the Wagon regarding “more distribution channels make it easier for new businesses to enter the craft beer industry”:

Once consumers spend their beer bucks at the supermarkets, mom-and-pop liquor stores will begin to vanish. According to the Denver Business Journal, a study conducted by Summit Economics, LLC declares that nearly half of Colorado liquor stores will close their doors within three years.

An interesting read based on the political and business landscape here in Colorado on the subject. Even more interesting, of course, is the conversation in the comments.

Having watched Beer Wars it makes me wonder if a good way to tackle the “crafty” brews (think Budweiser putting out a “seasonal” beer versus true “craft” brewers) is to give better ‘gateway’ beers to the general populace.

Yahoo! Terms of Service

Don’t worry, Instagram users: I just read Flickr’s terms of service agreement and it checks out OK. (Reminder: I’m not your lawyer)

Cee-Lo Green and The Muppets perform “All I Need Is Love”

What happens when you combine the popular “Mahna Mahna” tune from The Muppets and Cee Lo Green’s spin on Christmas music? Well, probably the most catchy holiday song of 2012. This recent reboot of The Muppets appears to have gone really well.

Tanlines – Not The Same

Here’s a fun music video with a large cast of characters (played by just the two). Fun fact: half of Tanlines is Joshua Topolsky’s (of The Verge) brother.

Summit To Buy Powder Mountain To Create Entrepreneur Community

From Forbes:

Hacker News Poll: Do you select text while reading?

I found a poll over at Hacker News via John Siracusa:

Not Shaking Hands

David Cohen has a good observation about shaking hands:

Tech really is the new Hollywood…in all the worst ways

Here’s a great article on the shift in technology popularity and values from Francisco Dao at PandoDaily:

New podcast: DecodeDC with Andrea Seabrook

DecodeDC is my favorite new podcast and, appropriately enough, its all about politics. Self described as “deciphering Washington’s language and procedure so you can focus on what matters”, Andrea Seabrook has done a great job with the first four episodes diving in and pulling back the curtain on a lot of the status quo in Washington that the mainstream may not address (and fringe groups wouldn’t have access to, Seabrook was previously with NPR). If the last few months (or last night) sparked your interest in politics, I’d recommend checking out DecodeDC.