As a Multi-Millionaire…

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

My wife and I like to think strategically about our future.  Planning and foresight can save you a lot of grief and work in earnest.
In the event that we should become multi-millionaires in the future, we want to make sure we know what we’re going to do with the money.  The following is an ongoing […]

Zune 30 Pandemic

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

Oh, good grief! I awoke this morning to find my Zune in a less than pleasing way. I was concerned that the number of times I’ve dropped the device had finally caught up with me and I was paying the ultimate price. However, I decided to check out what was being said online […]

Zune 3.0 Coming

Friday, September 12th, 2008

Mmmm…Zune 3.0. I’ve just read Jason Dunn’s (of ThoughtMedia.com) report on a recent Microsoft meeting discussing the Zune 3.0 release. I am completely sold on the Zune platform and am greatly encouraged by the up-and-coming release. Perhaps the greatest boon of them all is that the Zune team will be including us […]

Twitter Updates for 2008-07-28

Monday, July 28th, 2008

Please critique my T-Shirt design @ Threadless! http://is.gd/16hi #
@mdotadotx cuil.com seems to be erratic. One search yielded nothing, the next was full. #
@HamWithCam Ja! The search interface is a little too slimmed-down and the results are erratic at best. #
@brianb We should share OPML lists to compare. I have a cornucopia of […]

Search & Replace CRLF in Excel

Tuesday, November 6th, 2007

I’m writing this rather technical mumbo-jumbo here because I need it from time-to-time, and I always forget it.
There comes a time when I need to do some data manipulation within Excel and import the results into a database. Mostly, I don’t have data in Excel that is overly complex, and so doesn’t pose any […]

Dragon*Con 2007 :: Wrap-Up

Sunday, September 2nd, 2007

Upon arrival at DragonCon Friday evening, I was met by a frantic Jeff at the Hyatt hotel. It would seem that the hotel doesn’t actually guarantee two beds in reserved rooms. A curious approach, as we had booked the room for quad occupancy. To make matters worse, the room presented to Jeff […]

Tips for Blogging, Puddin’ Brain

Friday, August 24th, 2007

There’s something to be said for focus. Hitting the hot spots on the web for news is well and good, but it’s probably more productive to focus on those places that can offer you something to comment on, rather than simply steal your attention away from what you came there to do.

Innovating the Search Engine

Saturday, July 28th, 2007

Listen up, Google! I have had a vision and I know what the next step in search engine technology is. It came to me as a spark of sudden hope during a frustrating journey down search engine back roads.
You see, the folks at Read/Write Web are right. The Search is “game-over.” Google has won. But […]

DiY PC: Antec Truepower Trio 650W (PSU)

Monday, July 16th, 2007

Now that I have a case, the Antec Nine Hundred if you remember, I needed to get it powered…adequately. I went through quite a bit of research to try and figure out how much power I would need, but in the end I found it more difficult…and inexact to do the “right” thing. […]

Pandora’s Jukebox

Thursday, June 14th, 2007

The name Pandora means “all gifted” in Greek. In ancient Greek mythology, Pandora received many gifts from the Gods, including the gift of music, from Apollo. She was also, as we all know, insatiably curious.
Unlike those Gods of old, however, we celebrate that virtue and have made it our mission to reward the musically curious […]