I remember back in late June of 2007 I got an idea to look into professional blogging.  I missed my writing days for magazines back in the mid-1990s.  By July 3rd I had my first job, but it was a horrible experience, and it only lasted a couple weeks as the bosses there were just… read more

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August 22 2009

The Vacation Thus Far

Yes folks, that is an actual picture of me in Boston. This photo is a rarity for two reasons: I can’t remember the last time I posted a picture of myself on this blog, and it is also serves as evidence of me being on vacation. I’ve talked about the vacation on Scattercast, but not… read more

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Reflections can happen at the oddest times, like when you log in to your blog to think about what to write for that day. Whenever you log in to a WordPress powered blog, you see the main Dashboard page, and one of the things it shows you is posts you did on that same date… read more

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CobWEBs episode 3 is in the can! This week Steven Hodson, Mark ‘Rizzn’ Hopkins and myself took on a lot of subjects, although I was bit quieter than usual as I had just dealt with multiple tornadoes and had a computer on the fritz, but I chimed in a few times. – What is up… read more

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CobWEBs episode 2 is in the can! This week Steven Hodson, Mark ‘Rizzn’ Hopkins and myself took on a lot of subjects, and we weren’t kind to any of them. It’s like we’re some sort of cynical bastards or sumthin’… oh… wait… – The Kindle DX doesn’t excite us. – Steve Gillmore is on another… read more

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CobWebs episode 1 is in the can! In addition to the blog network, Steven Hodson, Mark ‘Rizzn’ Hopkins and myself are going to do a weekly podcast where we talk about whatever is on our minds that week.  It could be mainly tech related news, or it might go in to other fields, who knows. … read more

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Do not adjust your monitors… The Cynical Bastards control the vertical… and the horizontal. You may notice a few changes around, but not to fret, they aren’t major changes.  Starting today, this blog is part of The Cynical Bastards blog network. Before I get to what this means to you, the reader, a little… read more

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1,460 days of blogging down! Yep. today marks the fourth anniversary of uninterrupted blogging for me.  I wish I could say all of my posts have been masterpieces, but then there are posts like this one from Februry 2006: is called on account of beer…wooooooooooooooooo *thud* Yeah… oh well. Oh yeah, and it was called… read more

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Well, this was a pleasant surprise today. Time came up with a list of the 25 Best Blogs 2009, and while they didn’t assign numbers, somewhere in that mass is my employers, Mashable.  You can read the entry about us here, and I have to say it’s interesting to see.  When you’re working on something… read more

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1 hour and 8 minutes since a magnitude 7.5 earthquake hit Indonesia, and I can find ONE American news site reporting it. While monitoring my Twitter feed today, I learned of an enormous earthquake hitting Indonesia via my boss at Mashable, Pete Cashmore.  Mr. Cashmore lives in Scotland, by the way.  So I am receiving… read more

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I have come to the conclusion that it is impossible to figure out exactly how Digg works. For those of you unfamiliar with Digg, it is a social bookmarking site that once you add a link to it, people can vote, or “digg it”, to rank it higher.  In theory, the more diggs you get,… read more

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Welcome back for the fourth episode of Scattercast! This week I brought on Mark “Rizzn” Hopkins that I work with over at Mashable, and he has his own blog at Mark has been involved with podcasting for years, so we have a nice discussion about the history of the format, why it’s become popular… read more

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