Thursday, August 21, 2014

Lights on

Friday, March 23, 2007

It’s raining in Cincinnati. Newport, KY, actually.

So it’s been about six months since I posted. Where have I been? Why no posts? Why am I back now? Who cares?

In order:

Where have I been?

The same places I usually am. New York, Asheville, Cincinnati, Chicago. Recently I’ve also been to Vermont a lot. The snowboarding there is great.

I still live in New York. I’m visiting the Cincinnati area this week.

Why no posts?

Lack of interest and other priorities. Writing is work.

Why am I back now?

I’ve been thinking about it for a while and have some dead time at the moment, since I’m locked out of my company VPN due to a technical issue of some sort.

That and I’m sitting at the Innersync offices here in Newport and I’m listening to my friend Steve do a really great job consulting his client on search engine optimization. I’m really impressed at his skill. I knew he was good, but I’ve never seen him in action. Damn.

While eavesdropping on this conversation I learned Innersync shows third when you punch Cincinnati Web Design into Google. Once I heard that I entered my name for kicks and found out I’m at the top of the search results.

Who knew? I’m stoked. Now I feel obligated to keep my blog updated. The top-of-Google ranking is mine to lose.

On a more serious note I like writing about the things that interest me, and there’s a lot happening in a lot of areas. There are innovative products like the Apple TV, iPhone, and a bunch of Web services. I’m getting into digital photography. Snowboarding clicked for me this winter and I’m getting obsessed. I miss Web development. Et cetera.

Who cares?

Really just me, and apparently my friend Della, who heckled me from Christchurch in New Zealand (I think) yesterday.

My goal for this blog has never really been to get hits; it’s to record my thoughts and occasionally get involved in an interesting debate. Though I generally feel in the loop, I feel like an outsider when my blog goes dark.

So, the lights are on.

Pluot, fruit of the future

Monday, September 4, 2006

I just tried pluots, which are a combination of a plum and an apricot.

I’ve always liked plums, but I like them sweet and not too soft, so finding suitable examples is a challenge.

Pluots are plums done right. They’re sufficiently firm and plenty sweet. My first batch of eight was gone in under 24 hours and I just picked up a second two pounds.

Even the stickers on the Whole Foods ones (Fresh Safari brand) are cool. I’m plastering my fridge with them.

These things are fruit-crack to me. I’m addicted.

Stuck at an airport, again

Monday, August 7, 2006

It’s mostly fault this time.

I hate flying.

What I’m reading

Saturday, July 15, 2006

…is now shown at the bottom right of the sidebar at the right. It shows the last 15 Web pages I added to del.icio.us.

So, if you’ve run out of the stuff you read and want to read the stuff I’m reading, go to town.

Warning: Most of this stuff will be about technology, cycling, or music.

34

Saturday, June 10, 2006

I’m 34 today. 34 seems like a very adult age.

It’s been a good day. I had brunch with Amy and Dave, kicked around with Carlin a bit, and now I’m hanging out at Starbucks. (I’m happy to say I’m typing on my PowerBook, which has a new, bigger, and faster hard drive). I’m going to hang out with Audra later, and tomorrow I’m going to hit a Multi-Ethnic Eating Tour. All in all not a bad weekend.

I suppose I’ll get used to being 34.

Not much blogging lately

Friday, May 26, 2006

I’ve been inspired to write several times lately but haven’t had the energy to follow through. The past couple weeks have been pretty busy.

I’m looking forward to a relaxing holiday weekend and maybe I’ll do some posting. Better late than never.

My event calendar

Monday, February 27, 2006

I discovered Upcoming.org yesterday and immediately set about looking for events and entering my own.

Like any good social networking site Upcoming.org provides code snippets (they call them “Upcoming Badges”) that allow you to list your stuff on your own site. Like my other favorites (del.icio.us, Flickr) this one started independently and was purchased by Yahoo! (I use Flickr for all the photos on this site; I haven’t integrated my del.icio.us link list yet.)

So, my event calendar is now listed on the right. The first 10 events are listed; clicking the More link will transport you to Upcoming.org to see the full list in all its glory.

I was pretty psyched about the first event (2/27) on today’s list, but I was feeling sick after work, so I ended up at home on the couch adding the event calendar to my sidebar and writing this post. Not a complete waste of time, but it would have been nice to get out. At least there’s other stuff on the calendar this week.

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