Not So Personal

Iceland: The Plan For Iceland

Thursday Aug 10, 2017 - 11:20 AM

Mandela EffectIceland: A place like this feels like it has more opportunities for wonder: less tread upon by man and; more shadows where magic can spring from.

Tech, Pop-Culture and Marketing

Three Days in Cumberland - Day One

Friday Jun 13, 2014 - 8:07 PM

Ah Cumberland…You started out as a land grab by a savage British immigrant bent on mining the bowels of the Earth, and somehow you became super cool.

The Fortune Cookie Club

Thursday Jun 12, 2014 - 10:13 PM

Can big changes come in small packages?

De-Inventing The Wheel

Wednesday Jun 11, 2014 - 11:11 PM

For the first years of coding, I built most things from scratch. Login systems, e-commerce systems, RSS generators, content management systems-- you name it. After a while, I developed a handy little spellbook of code for use and reuse in Perl, PHP and ASP. Still, that was my spellbook. By the early 2000s, most developers were learning that they didn’t have to re-invent the wheel. They used, reused or found code that worked.

Stress Free Social Media Marketing

Tuesday Jun 10, 2014 - 5:00 PM

Lots of businesses stress about tapping into the new customer audiences. Simultaneously, they stress about social media. There is sometimes full-on superstition in response to the question of marketing and engagement through social media. People need a stress free approach to social media marketing and management.

Blogging for Fun and Profit - Part 2 - A Picture Is Worth 1000 Words

Monday Jun 9, 2014 - 3:00 PM

Blogging is about good prose and links to helpful information. Images are important to the presentation of your content. Here are some tips for how to make images, layout and looks improve the delivery of your message.


My Personal Stuff

Last Christmas

Thursday Dec 20, 2018 - 6:04 PM

This Christmas I think about past Christmases. Every day is indelible and unique. So is every Christmas.

Thoughts, Growth and Personal Stuff

The Rebirth Ceremony

Wednesday May 29, 2013 - 12:53 AM

Our world is without ritual. Not the globe mind you, just the sphere that each of us North Americans / Occidentals cocoon ourselves within. New Atheists embrace the rational world without God and superstitions. They are free to be and do what they wish to do, without stopping to think about their imaginary immortal soul. Christmas boils down to being about gifts, food and maybe a flight down to Mexico. They don’t run the risk of gaffing on a ritual and earning the wrath of their parish or their God. You can imagine what a load off your shoulders a ritual free lifestyle can be. But I went another way and opted to build a rebirth ritual with the help of my friends.


Friday May 10, 2013 - 10:51 AM

Longevity is a curse.

Our lifespan has increased dramatically as a key benefit of civilization. The Tomb of the Eagles on Orkney, off the north coast of Scotland, produced the remains of 342 people. The most common age of death was early adulthood, between fifteen and thirty. Only 1.5% of people were over 40, and very few lived to reach the age of 50. Our longevity has hockey sticked in the last century. We’re saving children from an untimely demise and we’re keeping the old alive longer.

2012: My Personal Year In Review

Monday Dec 31, 2012 - 8:00 PMI debated writing this. I have a TONNE of stuff to do, but I thought: it’s New Years Eve. The year is played out. No matter how much I have on my plate, going MIA for an hour it's going to cost me some project's completion. The ship is going to sail or sink. I’m not going to drink to excess, so I can work tomorrow if I wish, while others sleep in and nurse hangovers.
I speak in pop-culture metaphors. It’s the best way I can describe what I want to convey. Forgive me. Darmok at Jalad.

Business : This Year