I don’t talk much about the technical side of having a blog, but though it might look technical, this is really about the business side of blogging.
One of the things I do on the back-end is choose “plug-ins” that add features to the blog that (hopefully) enhance your experience here or at a minimum help me accomplish something that the blog software (WordPress, in my case) doesn’t do natively. For example, and at issue . . . → Read More: So long, BlogGlue
It’s very simple, really. They brought me this:
I make jokes about awesomeness all the time. That is truly awesome.
The dad in that video is a friend of mine from college. Unfortunately I’ve barely spoken to him since then, but we hooked up on Facebook a while ago, and I’ve been watching Adam’s progression through his Facebook posts. Adam has had that for 3 years – virtually his entire life. That video is . . . → Read More: Why Facebook and YouTube are cool
Salt Lake City – distant storm at dusk (click for bigger view)
Last week I went on my first trip to Salt Lake City, Utah. I will probably repeat this later… that is one beautiful part of the country.
But before I got there, I had to get on a plane 1800 miles away. And that plane was 2 hours from my house. And it took off at 7am. That means I had to . . . → Read More: My Utah trip, or how I could have died at 6400 feet
This is funny, but not what I'm after.
I saw an article today stating that the BBC ran a survey and received results showing it was “anti-Christian” and ageist. I don’t live in the UK, nor do I watch any current BBC shows other than Doctor Who. This article doesn’t give any numbers or specifics, either, so I really can’t confirm or deny the veracity of what it says (though I can’t say I . . . → Read More: Christianity on TV
I can’t remember precisely the last time somebody took a needle and jammed it into my gums multiple times. I can’t remember the date, but I vividly remember the experience. And the crying. And the fear… no: terror. It’s been a long, long time. And I was okay with that being an experience in my past. I was over it.
Well, I thought I was over it.
Today I had my 6-month dental check-up. Six . . . → Read More: My experience with the “c” word
I just finished recording with my wife the inaugural edition of my completely new and wonderful conception: the “Things I didn’t blog about but should have” podcast.
That’s right, you can hear in live, monophonic sound, my own voice telling you about the things that I just didn’t bother writing about!
How much would you pay for that?! WAIT! Don’t answer… there’s more.
Each edition will have someone talking with me about the things I . . . → Read More: Coming soon…
Today I left my house.
No, really, it’s true. There wasn’t a computer monitor anywhere near me for hours. Well, okay, except for when we stopped at Best Buy, but other than that I didn’t have anything more advanced than my watch with me for the afternoon.
And yet, I managed to do something completely geek-related while wandering around a park. I found my first geocache.
Geocaching is like field maneuvers for geeks. People hide . . . → Read More: Geek field maneuvers (without the proper tech)
The truth, it is said, is a three-edged sword: your side, their side, and reality – and it cuts in all directions.
Lately the education system is in the news a lot. Specifically, Wisconsin and its government’s moves to reduce (or on the other side, protect) the power of the teacher’s unions is currently on display. And everyone is watching.
Most people (especially the politicians) are trying to simplify the argument.
Teacher benefits are out . . . → Read More: Everybody’s right, everybody’s wrong
Generally speaking, women are nuts for Valentines Day. Generally speaking, men don’t get it. We participate, frequently against our will, but we don’t really get it.
Why is there a specific day when everyone in the world is supposed to buy flowers/chocolate/some other extravagant gift for women? Do they deserve these things? Absolutely. Women (just like men) deserve to feel special and wanted. But why turn it into a commercial event?
That question answers itself, . . . → Read More: Valentines Day!