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Do You Know Who You’re Sitting ...

Do You Know Who You’re Sitting Next To?
Bill gates posted a really interesting picture to Twitter today.  http://twitpic.com/4cc7up.  Take a look at that picture.  Here’s the richest man in the world (depending on how his stocks are valued compared to Warren Buffet and the Walton kids. And that guy in Mexico) and he’s just sitting on the ground with a bunch of people wh [...]

Thank You Notes and Emails

Thank You Notes and Emails
There’s a really good little clip on youtube by Tom Peters about the importance of Thank You notes. I would add one thing that I don’t think Tom calls out in this video. That’s to hand write the Thank You note.  Why? It’s the same reason that I hate getting Thank You emails.  A “thank you” is meant to show [...]

iPhone on AT&T or iPhone on Veri...

iPhone on AT&T or iPhone on Verizon?
Yup, that’s my phone.  1st Gen 4GB model So I have had my iPhone for a little over 3 years now.  I’m sold.  Not a fanboy by any means but I don’t see my self moving to another phone in the foreseeable future.  Not until someone knocks the iPhone from it’s throne of awesomeness. AT&T on the other hand… [...]

Shaping up… Again

Shaping up… Again
1 year ago I started my own made up diet/weight control program.  Basically it was just this: No eating after 6:00 PM. That worked well for about 3 months. I slowly lost about 10 pounds.  Then I plateaued. Until August I didn’t lose any more weight.  Not until I tried a handy little iPhone app called LoseIt. LoseIt helps you set goals a [...]

How to Use the Gallery Thing

How to Use the Gallery Thing
So I wanted to try out a gallery for my posts.  This one here looks like a decent gallery. I have tested it out and it works fine.  So now the challenge is to create a post where it’s appropriate to use an image gallery.  That’ll come next I suppose. I also don’t want to have to go look up the options somewhere online.  Mayb [...]

Looking at Money a Little Different

Looking at Money a Little Different
Every Penny Counts My wife and I have been struggling to recover from the debt we incurred when we closed down a business venture a few years ago.  We were starting to think we weren’t going to be able to make it. Then about 3 months and 6 days ago were were given a tough choice to make.  We could either settle our single largest acco [...]

Halloween 2010

Halloween 2010
We did our pumpkin carving last night.  The kids actually all did their own.  They did pretty good eh? I bet you can’t even tell which ones were done by the kids. Tools of the trade And the results:

A Prophet’s Voice

A Prophet’s Voice
I listened to a fantastic talk by Elder Boyd K Packer this last weekend.  He articulated what I have been feeling for quite some time.  I have been saddened by all the “church members” who have gone public voicing their concern that the church is being intolerant and hateful.  Not so much at the going public, but more at the pride [...]

Be Not Ashamed

Be Not Ashamed
I don’t really like confrontation.  Even being present during a confrontation makes me uncomfortable.  That’s only normal I think but I think I take it to an extreme. When I started this blog I was very aware that anyone could come see it and for the most part I have avoided saying things and phrasing things in a way that might of [...]

Where’s the “So What?R...

Where’s the “So What?”
I had a professor in college that was always telling us to find the “So what?”.  When we wrote a paper, it had to have a “so what?” or he would make us start over.  I have really tried to make that a part of my communication because I have the tenancy to make a story longer than shorter, to ramble on little bit, to giv [...]

Google Read My Mind

Google Read My Mind
So I just saw this cool tool that Google has up that can predict what you are going to type.  Go try it out. http://scribe.googlelabs.com/ I tried to remember what happened this morning on the way to work but I couldn’t so I wondered it Google could help me remember if I just started it out with what I remember. So I typed “On my [...]

What Is a Family?

What Is a Family?
From my 4 year old: A family is kids and parents… That love each other… And eat food.. And breakfast… when they wake up in the morning.

Book Review – Three Cups of Tea

Book Review – Three Cups of Tea
I have been trying to read books lately that I feel have a lot of relevance in my life and I almost didn’t read this one because I didn’t think building schools in Pakistan was a subject that I needed to be concerned with. But my wife had purchased it a while ago and I was out of unread books at home.  So I forced myself to pick [...]

Tumblr – 9 Days In

Tumblr – 9 Days In
So I think I get Tumblr now.  Pretty sure.  Not positive but pretty sure. Image via CrunchBase I have setup Tumblr to feed to my regular blog. Wait, let me back up… Since I installed WordPress a while ago I have been looking for a good way to post a simple image from my phone to my blog.  I installed the WordPress iPhone app and [...]

The Young Author

The Young Author
So my son just started blogging. Real blogging that is.  He’s had a BlogSpot blog for quite a while and has been fairly casual about it but he writes pretty good posts.  I recently added adsense to some of my sites and he’s excited to be able to earn a few extra dollars the same way.  So we setup his blog tonight and he has been c [...]

Book 23 – Good To Great by Jim ...

Book 23 – Good To Great by Jim Collins
A few months ago I posted that I one of the goals in my bucket list was to read 1000 books.  And well, I promptly stopped reading.  Shame on me. See, I have the tendency to get busy working and living and forget my goals sometimes.  Just to be fair though I am doing pretty good on my goal to practice golfing. I even took Jonathan out for 9 ho [...]