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Water, Water Everywhere

(Awesome image by Art Gentile, Intelligencer staff photographer) Every year, Jenn rallies the other mothers in the neighborhood to surprise the kids when they get off the bus on the last day of the school year. And by surprise, I mean soak them with as many water balloons and super soakers as she can find. […]

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On NOT Being Named a Most Influential Blogger

Late last week, MindTouch announced its list of “The Most Influential Technical Communicator Bloggers.” Julie Norris was one of the influential bloggers on the list (and wrote a really nice post on it called “On Being Named a Most Influential Blogger“). Sadly, I was not on that list. Perhaps I didn’t make the cut because […]

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Time Machine

In every teenager’s life there’s an iconic band. A band that sticks with them through the years. For me, that band is Rush. I never got the chance to see them in concert while I was growing up. But that changed this past Wednesday when I saw them perform songs old and new at the […]

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An Open Apology to Redmonk’s Michael Cote

Earlier this morning I did something so shameful, so hurtful to another member of the human race that a blessing by the Pope of Popes wouldn’t be able to absolve the sin. In a Twitter exchange with Redmonk’s James Governor, I mistakenly attached a degrading label to one of his top analysts, Michael Cote. I […]

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Bullsh*t

If you look closely, you can see me — El Gordo — on the seesaw in the middle of this bullring in Cabo San Lucas. You can also see El Toro getting ready to charge me (which he did several times over the 10+ minutes I was in the ring).

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MIDD KIDD

A fun video produced by my good friend’s son, Shane Mandes. Give it a listen/watch. (BTW, someone should hire this kid…great skills.)

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Punkin Chunkin 2009

Update: Minor corrections and added a must-watch video. Update: Rumor has it Chucky III got a throw off on the last day for a distance of 1,000+ feet. Way to go! “Fire in the hole!” It’s the first warning you get that a 10 pound pumpkin is about to fly out of an air canon […]

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