Virtual Water Cooler Talk

December 12, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Coeur d'Alene, Life, Tech 

Last Friday morning I was at the Coeur d’Alene Online Marketer’s Group monthly meetup at Calypso’s Coffee in downtown Cd’A enjoying a remote presentation by Matthew Ray Scott on “Virtual Business” (did I get everything?), and during the presentation Matthew mentioned that while there are many benefits to being able to work from home, that he still needed a virtual water cooler environment (yes, I know that I am violating one of Matthew’s recommendations to get rid of the word “virtual”, but for this story it applies). I had just been thinking about that very thing yesterday and realized that my combination of IM (iChat) and Twitter (Twitterific) sort of filled that need but I was trying to put my finger on what was missing that you receive from a real water cooler environment (besides cooler water).
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Channeling Cesar Millan

November 18, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Coeur d'Alene, Life, North Idaho 

Cesar Millan has transformed our household into a bunch of Dog Whisperer wannabes. Being as that we’re in Idaho (and not just Idaho, but NORTH Idaho!), we’re not expecting Cesar to come toolin’ down our cul-de-sac in his Jeep and camera crew in tow anytime soon, so we’ve had to resort to the next best thing: throw all of his episodes into our Netflix queue and start “shushing” our dog ourselves. And our next-door neighbor’s dog. And our next-door neighbor on the other side. And our neighbors down the street and basically any dog that comes around our neighborhood.

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Updated Site Look

November 6, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Design, Life 

Short post today just announcing (or at least acknowledging) that the site has had a facelift. This site since its inception has been a case study of “the cobbler’s kids have no shoes.” Well, I finally forced myself to at least do a little sprucing up around the place. There’s still an awful lot to do as I’m also working on a complete overhaul of Whitestone Design Werks too, but it will get done eventually. I just need to keep plugging away. Hope to add a Colophon page here soon.

Summer’s Swan Song

September 30, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Life 

With the economy in a roller-coaster meltdown/frenzy, I am enjoying the last vestiges of summer-like weather here in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Woke up this morning and took some interesting shots with the D80 of the sunflowers on our patio (see left) and enjoyed a nice cup of coffee as well as one of the last times this year that I’ll be able to walk out on the grass barefoot before 7:00 am in the morning.
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