Wilco will love you Baby

June 30th, 2009

wilco_the_album

Happiness in Business

June 16th, 2009

Happiness_In_Business

lovingly borrowed from http://www.flickr.com/photos/bud_caddell/3592960452/

Why do I love WordPress?

June 7th, 2009

I got interviewed (briefly) while at WordCamp Chicago answering the question “Why do you love WordPress?”.

Check out the video below for my 15 seconds of fame (literally ~ 0:15 – 0:30)… :)

I’ll Be at WordPress Chicago

June 5th, 2009

I’m going to be at WordCamp Chicago this weekend… If you see me, say hi! :)

wordcampchicago

We Have Signal: Magnolia Electric Co

May 19th, 2009

Awesome concert from one of my favorite bands, Magnolia Electric Co. (which happened to be filmed in Chicago ~ though I was not there).

We Have Signal: Live From Birmingham – Magnolia Electric Co. from We Have Signal on Vimeo.

Do I do Gnomedex this year?

May 12th, 2009

I’m feeling the need to be at Gnomedex again this year. I missed last year and am kicking myself since.

I feel that I need that technological “reboot” more than ever but the big question is should I make the investment? Thinking out loud, it is an investment in myself

Now you got me thinking…  What to do…  Decisions, decisions…

Sorry For The Test Post

May 5th, 2009

but i’m checking to see if Google is indexing my site again… looks like I had some redirect issues of GoogleBot which I’ll talk about once things get cleaned up…  Will be back very soon!

I think I need to revisit Getting Real by 37signals

April 20th, 2009

I read Getting Real by 37signals a few years back when it was just released and if I had dependable search for my website (which is another story / blog post in itself) I could possibly point you to some of my previous thoughts on the book…

Regardless, Getting Real is all about simplifying the typical software project and lately a lot from what I remember from the book (reading it several years ago) has been popping back up into my mind based upon some current projects that I’m involved in.

A quote that I have carried with me from reading the book several years ago is in Chapter 5 – “Start With No”:

Innovation is not about saying yes to everything. It’s about saying NO to all but the most crucial features.
- Steve Jobs

You can buy Getting Real directly from 37signals at http://gettingreal.37signals.com or read it online for free over at http://gettingreal.37signals.com/toc.php

I think this is going to be next on my reading list (after trying to wrap up some of these projects)… :)

Apple Store coming to downtown Naperville

April 15th, 2009

As I much I as I hate to see more chain stores coming to downtown Naperville, it isn’t so bad when I can have an Apple Store within walking distance of my house.  Call me a hypocrite I guess! :)

For those interested, the new Apple Store is supposed to be opening in the same space as the old Sharper Image location which is located at 120 W. Jefferson in Naperville, IL (across from Anderson’s Bookshop).

Apple has already started posting for job openings and walking by the other day, construction is well under way (and no I didn’t have my phone / camera to take pics).

I, for one, am looking for a closer place to go spend my hard-earned money.  Looking forward to this location opening up! :)

and just as I get into a show…

April 14th, 2009

TNT cancels Trust Me… The story of my life… :)