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 [...]

Testing Out Blogging Clients (Round 2)

Thursday, September 6th, 2007

About a year ago (give or take a few months), I was putting out the blog feelers seeing if anyone had any advice on desktop blogging clients. I got a bunch of responses and opinions, but then went right back to working right out of my WordPress Administration pages. A couple of days ago, MarsEdit [...]

Testing Out Joost

Wednesday, February 28th, 2007

I am lucky enough to be one of the “chosen few” (which means I was at the right place at the right time) to get a beta account for Joost. If you’re not familiar, Joost is basically online television. Everything is interactive and on-demand. Joostâ„¢ is a new way of watching TV on the internet, [...]

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 [...]

Softies on Rails

Thursday, January 11th, 2007

Hey all, just a quick note to see if anyone reading this (or finding it on the web) is going to be attending the Softies on Rails Workshop that is going on this Saturday (01/13/2007) in the Chicago-ish area? If you are, let me know. I’m really looking forward to this event and getting a [...]

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’ve been up to lots of stuff

Wednesday, July 19th, 2006

Wow, I can’t believe that July is almost over already. I really can’t tell you where the time has gone since I’ve been so busy. I’m already seeing “Back to School” ads which is never a good sign to those in school (although it was always a welcoming sign once I started going to college). [...]

Not so sure about BarCamp Chicago

Saturday, July 15th, 2006

So I went to BarCamp Chicago today and don’t know how I feel walking away from it. While I was only able to attend for a couple of hours this afternoon, I can’t say I’m walking away with much. There definitely was a share of very smart people there, but it seemed to be missing [...]