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Rain in the Summer Time

Rain in the Summer Time
So for the trip down to Florida I burned a bunch of MP3 discs.  I didn’t have time to really think through them or sort out what order things were in.  So every time a new song would come on it was a little bit of a guess what it would be.  Most of the time I had no clue. And quite often a good song would come on that I hadn’t hea [...]

Startup Weekend

Startup Weekend
Ok, so it’s been a little while since I blogged.  Honestly I have kinda felt like there wasn’t much to blog out.  But then a few weeks ago I signed up for Startup Weekend Salt Lake City.  The event was last week and I’m still on a high from it.  I haven’t done anything that cool in years.  I’ll definitely be goi [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

How to Make $1000 a Day

How to Make $1000 a Day
A Friend asked me the other day what I would do if I had been challenged to make $1000/day.  I think he was half expecting a short answer.  And I tried to figure out how to put it into 140 characters or less.  Not that it was on twitter, just that 140 is a nice round number. Well I couldn’t. So I am attempting to do it in a blog post.  [...]

Social Media Brings Internet Marketin...

Social Media Brings Internet Marketing to Brick and Mortar via Foursquare
The first time I saw a Foursquare update on Twitter, I figured that someone must have taken a funny photo of the group that had gone out to some venue and posted it to twitpic.  I was a little disappointed but shrugged it off.  Then I started seeing them everywhere.  It got really annoying. Then I decided that I really hated Foursquare.  Just [...]

iPhone App Review – Epicurious ...

iPhone App Review – Epicurious by Conde Nast Digital
A good friend of mine insisted that I need this app.  I like to cook.  Some times I even fancy myself a gourmet of sorts.  Like last night. I had downloaded Epicurious a few days ago and had some time to play with it.  Mostly searching for ideas on what to cook and ways to cook things on my new BBQ.  Last night I decided to go strictly Epicur [...]

iPhone App Review – GoalMan by ...

iPhone App Review – GoalMan by Jason Barker
Recently I started working on my life goals.  And I just happened to find a nice little goal tracking app on the iPhone.  Turns out it’s by someone I know.  So this review may be a little biased.  So what. First, setting up goals.  Easy. you set the type of progress that you’ll be tracking.  Single event, percentage, of custom ran [...]

Digital Amputation – How Addict...

Digital Amputation – How Addicted are You to Your iPhone?
So I do a little freelancing on the side.  And I just moved into a new office with a friend who also does the same thing.  Just finished getting settled yesterday.  I have to say, I’m really happy with the office. It’s 10 minutes closer to home, it’s quieter, it’s more professional, AND it’s cheaper. So yesterday [...]

Ah Facebook, How do I Hate Thee? Let ...

Ah Facebook, How do I Hate Thee? Let Me Count the Ways.
So I just read a good post about why Twitter is so much better than Facebook.  And I don’t really want to offend all my FB friends but I’m going to risk it because I hate it so bad. Friends don’t get me wrong, it’s not you I hate, it’s Facebook.  Please just go get setup on Twitter. When Facebook started getting [...]

The iPad – Will it Change the W...

The iPad – Will it Change the World?
So I didn’t watch the keynote yet.  I’m not really a fanboy.  I do love my iPhone like most of you already know but I am not really that excited to get the new iPad. Don’t get me wrong, I think it’ll change the world just like the iPhone and iPod have. See, Apple isn’t in the computer business anymore, (more&hell [...]

Growing up with Technology

Growing up with Technology
I remember when I was growing up and we got our first microwave, first color TV, first push-button phone, first answering machine, the list goes on. My son is turning 10 next month and I was just wondering what it is like to not be able to fathom a world without any of these things. We just got him setup with his first email address yesterday [...]

Blogging Tools

Blogging Tools
Well I did it.  I have successfully moved this blog to a blogging platform.  No more hard coding… Honestly, I’m not very excited about this.  I am going to miss the hard coding.  But I am looking forward to being able to just log in and write. And it’ll be done. When I publish it anyway. I guess I’m a purist.  An HTML [...]

Corporate endorsement number 5 –...

Corporate endorsement number 5 – Dropbox
A while back I designed a site for DLXEasyBackup.com. In fact, they haven’t changed it as of today. It’s been about 6 years now. They offer an online backup service, Kinda similar to mozy.com. It’s quite simple really, they are just running an install of Novell’s iFolder. A fine little product. In fact, I started [...]