BarCamp Chicago This Weekend

Wednesday, July 12th, 2006

I’ve been feeling really good about the tech-scene going on around Chicago (yeah, that’s really nerdy to say out loud). Coming off of “a high” from Gnomedex, it’s nice to see this attitude carrying on locally… – The local crew has a couple of tricks up their sleeves which will be announced soon – TechCocktail [...]

Glad I made it to TECHcocktail

Friday, July 7th, 2006

Last night I made the trek last night to the inaugural TECHcocktail event in Chicago. For being such a big city, there never has seemed to be any sort of techy/webby/bloggy community that I was ever able to find. If you go back to the early years of marusin.com (we’re talking 2001ish ~ too lazy [...]

Let’s get out of here already!

Thursday, June 29th, 2006

Well, I’m at Gate 20 at Midway waiting for the plane to come in.  I’m flying Southwest (can’t argue, it was a free flight) and although I “checked in” yesterday through their website, I still got a “B” boarding card.  Amazing that that many people are checking in through the website.  That’s a good thing, [...]

Looking for a place to open a coffee shop in Chicago?

Thursday, May 18th, 2006

I’ve scouted the perfect location. If you are someone looking to open a coffee shop or expand upon your small/awesome existing chain (yes I’m talking to you, Intelligentsia), I cannot think of a better place than in the Civic Opera House or somewhere between Washington and Madison on the east-side of Wacker. I know several [...]

I’m really digging Track A Tiger

Tuesday, May 16th, 2006

I don’t know where I first heard of them, but I cannot get enough of the three songs they made available for download off of their website. I’m hoping I get this cd for my birthday. :) Scratch that, I just saw that you can buy it on iTunes. That literally just happened in the [...]