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Topic: Life

#segdehabbatical

August 20, 2015, 8:20 am

Call me crazy. I quit what was in many ways a dream job at The Cupertino Fruit Company to take 6 months off to recharge, reset, and reassess what’s next. I’m 2 months in. Let’s take stock of how it’s going, shall we?

How to be a better friend to your vegetarian

September 9, 2013, 9:09 pm

I’ve been a vegetarian for a while now. It feels like the right thing to do. For me.

Turning it off.

June 21, 2012, 12:12 pm

I’ve decided social media (Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Foursquare, etc.) isn’t contributing anything meaningful to my life and may, in fact, be hurting my life in significant ways. So, I’m turning it off. If you want to talk, you either already have my phone number or can email me through the link at the bottom of this page.

I made soup. It’s spicy, vegetarian, and tastes like bacon.

April 2, 2011, 11:23 pm

I made my first soup tonight. I’ve never blogged a recipe before, but I’m so pleased with the result I can’t help but share.

Our misguided culture of cool

April 2, 2010, 10:30 am

People who know me might find it amusing, if not ironic, that I’m riffing on what’s cool. As the dad to two pre-teen daughters, I’m well aware that I’m not hip. But, perhaps with experience comes insight, so I offer my 2 cents on the subject anyway.

Personal Branding for Introverts

November 18, 2009, 11:18 am

There’s never been a better time in human history to be an introvert. The intertubes give those of us of the less outgoing persuasion a powerful vehicle for exposure, on our own terms.

Moments of Rangitoto

October 28, 2009, 10:28 am

In my life, I’ve mostly been a fan of finding new and different views, but there’s something to be said for watching the same view over time.

There is too much. Let me sum up.

December 10, 2008, 10:12 am

A friend and former colleague asked me how I got to 666 Twitter followers so fast. The short answer: by trying.

What will be your legacy?

November 24, 2008, 11:24 am

My mother died of pancreatic cancer 3 months ago, today. It doesn’t feel like it’s been that long. The experience has prompted in me some reflection on my own life, at the mid-way point.

On the value of Twitter

October 10, 2008, 10:10 pm

About a month ago, I answered a question on LinkedIn about Twitter. Edward R. Gurney asked, “Do you get it?” At the time, I didn’t. Now, I think I do.

Ego-surfing, 2001 style!

October 10, 2008, 10:10 am

In honor of their 10th anniversary, Google have made available search as it was in 2001 (love the exclamation point on the logo, guys!).

Series on hold: What a surprise…

June 1, 2008, 12:12 pm

I told you that I didn’t have great luck with blog series. Maybe I jinxed myself, but soon after I penned entry 0, we had an announcement at work that’s thrown my life into a bit of disarray.

Radiant JavaScript Singletons Freelance Down Under

February 28, 2008, 11:11 pm

It’s summer down under and I’ve spent the last 2 weeks on a self-styled “working holiday,” freelancing doing some fun work with Radiant CMS and rediscovering the beauty of JavaScript prototypes. I’ve also managed to relax a bit, going to the beach and swimming with my beautiful daughters. Not a bad way to spend some time off work.

So Many Widgets, So Little Time

January 8, 2008, 8:01 am

How’s this for a New Year’s Resolution? I resolve to simplify my life by not pretending I have time to maintain 10+ Dashboard Widgets. Anyone want to take them over?

Quick Update

June 9, 2007, 6:09 am

Last blog entry February 9. Contacted recruiter in New Zealand February 14. Life accelerated to warp speed in matter of days. Coming up for air.

A Gem of a Week

February 5, 2007, 11:33 pm

Time compresses when you are in the flow. Musicians know this, as do athletes, and, yes, even programmers. For us, “time flies when you’re having fun” is more than just a saying. The last 10 days have not just flown by, they’ve soared by like a jumbo jet making up time en route to some far away destination.

Don’t Look Back

January 8, 2007, 11:23 pm

Driving to work this morning, Boston’s arena rock classic Don’t Look Back came on the radio. I broke into a grin, thinking about how much my life has changed in the last few weeks. I have so much to look forward to for 2007. The whole freelance thing got a big boost tonight. I think this is going to be a great year.

It’s a beautiful morning!

January 1, 2007, 9:00 am

Starting today, I am master of my destiny. Captain of my ship of fate. Today, I launch Newfangled Telegraph and throw my lot out upon the entrepreneurial seas. Starting today, for better or worse, I will ride the waves of fortune (hopefully) and adventure (no doubt!) to distant shores not yet imagined.

Albuquerque: Austin for Families

October 27, 2006, 10:27 am

After moving my family here two and a half years ago, I’m ready to declare Albuquerque “Austin for Families.”

Over or under? The Usability of Toilet Paper

October 5, 2006, 10:05 am

Over or under? It’s the age-old question when it comes to orientation of toilet paper rolls. For those who suffer from option paralysis when it comes time to replace the TP, fret no more! Clearwired has uncovered the definitive Truth on the subject.

Time to Build That Ark?

August 2, 2006, 8:02 am

While the rest of the country suffers through an oppressive heat wave, Albuquerque has spent the last several weeks drenched by monsoon rains.