Archive for the 'chicago' Category

So I can’t get enough of “Trust Me” on TNT

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

I’m a sucker for any show that takes place in Chicago and doesn’t try to depict Wrigley Field being across the street from the Sears Tower. Lately, the Chicago-based show that has been getting a lot of attention in our house has been Trust Me on the TNT Network. While taking place in Chicago and [...]

Steve Dahl Moving To Mornings On A Completely Robotic Radio Station

Monday, October 29th, 2007

I feel bad for Steve Dahl.   I don’t know the guy, but have listened to him for years.  I’ve always had a love for radio and I grew up having to sneak listening to Steve and Garry back in the day since my mom thought they were a little too risque for a 14 year old.  I just [...]

Tempted By The Chumby

Sunday, October 21st, 2007

I’ve been very intrigued by the Chumby since it was first announced/privately released at FOO Camp back in 2006. I signed up then to be notified when it would be available to the general public. Since then there has been bits and pieces of information released as to the device and the features/functionality it would [...]

Looking for a SharePoint / .NET Job In Chicago?

Thursday, February 15th, 2007

If you live in the Chicago area (or are thinking about moving here), have ninja-like skills when it comes to Microsoft .NET (expecially with SharePoint 2003 and 2007) and would like to work for a great company, I’d LOVE to talk to you. Send me an email and let’s talk. Please feel free to pass [...]

12 Hours on Rails (I could easily have done 24)

Sunday, January 14th, 2007

I survived. It was a long day on paper, but it felt like it was about 15 minutes. Yesterday, I had the pleasure of spending 12 hours in a hotel conference room learning all about Ruby and Rails at the Softies on Rails Workshop. I know you’re immediately saying to yourself, “who would send you [...]

Am I a Rock Critic in Training?

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2007

Listening to the last episode of Sound Opinions for 2006 (via their podcast), both Dero and Kot’s 2006 “End of the Year” Mix Tapes look eerily similar to the Marusin Compilation 2006. I don’t know what that says about my music tastes. I’m somewhat annoyed. :) They do say that all rock critics are failed [...]

TECH cocktail 3 Announced

Wednesday, December 6th, 2006

TECH cocktail 3 has been announced! The festivities go down on January 25, 2007 at Amira (in the NBC Tower). I’m really looking forward to this event as I haven’t been disappointed yet. I’m not familiar with Amira, but hopefully it’s a little larger (space-wise) to accommodate the throngs of cocktailer’s that have been showing [...]

Back From TechCocktail2

Thursday, October 12th, 2006

TechCocktail 2 was tonight at The Gramercy in Chicago and was another good time. I think I liked #1 better just for the fact that it was in a more-open space and wasn’t as jam packed. Boy, was it jam packed. Being that crowded is a good thing and a bad thing. The good thing [...]

TechCocktail 2 is this Thursday

Sunday, October 8th, 2006

It kind of snuck up on me, but TechCocktail 2 (Electric Boogaloo) is this coming Thursday (October 12th, 2006) at The Gramercy in Chicago… I am planning on being there and am looking forward to this event. I had a great time at #1 and am hoping that it has the same energy/vibe. If you’re [...]

I may have found a new passion in life…

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2006

You know I have a love for burritos, but everything changes over time. I have officially started my quest for the perfect (Mexican-style) taco. I’m talking a straight-up steak taco with cilantro, onions and maybe a lime wedge or two. There will be no lettuce. There will be no cheese. There will be no asking [...]