I have a handful of domain names that I’m interested in selling. If there’s one that interests you, or particularly one that you’d like to do something with, either leave a comment or contact me and let me know. I still think there are some neat ones in here.
So this may seem really silly to some of you, but this was actually a pretty exciting moment for me. Among all of the prep for Ashley’s birthday on Saturday, I was keeping an eye peeled at the live feed from the BIL conference to see Andrew Hyde announce something that I’ve had the pleasure to work on for the past couple of weeks.
Here’s the screenshot I took. Yeah, I’m a dork.
Exciting, because this is really the first time that anything I was a part of was announced to a group this large, and being broadcasted on the web for me to see way over here in the midwest. Cool stuff.
Oh yeah, and Startup Weekend’s new site is pretty badass. Check it out, especially if you’re into the idea of being in a startup. And badass things.
About fifteen hours or so ago I posted a response to an acquaintance on a micro blogging platform I use in regards to Quicksilver, a free program for Mac OS X. This acquaintance (well, it was Adii) was looking to start using it, and I offered up some reading material. He and a couple of others seemed interested in how to best use it, so I thought I would take a few minutes and explain why this is the first program I’ll be installing on all of my Macs from now on.
When I started using WordPress about two years ago, I was interested in the platform specifically for the utility I saw in it. At the time I didn’t have the slightest idea about how to construct a system for managing content. I had begun to play with PHP includes, but that only gave me a slightly more efficient way of handling static information.
Let’s say I just went through the purchasing process, and wasn’t too happy with the end result. The retailer in question is a very popular one, but pointing out who won’t strengthen my point any. At the end of the process, after completely checking out and giving them my money, I was bombarded by affiliate ads and promises for “$100 for free” if I participated in a survey. Yuck.
I’ll be away for the next two days at An Event Apart in Chicago. If anyone who reads this is also going, it would be great to meet up and chat. Just comment and we can get in touch.
I’m looking forward to the event. Things like this always get me inspired. I’m sure I will have lots to say when I return.
One of my pet peeves is disorder. It doesn’t always get to me—sometimes my desk is in disarray, and my screen desktop is usually nuts—but certain things have always been (and always will be) an annoyance. One of those annoyances is my email inbox. I use Outlook, and I hate that it gets cluttered. Even when I organize it everything isn’t ideal. Windows’ folder system just isn’t attractive to me.
It really is pretty cool. I actually spent over an hour today going through my ~190 friends and setting our friend details. This involved, in some cases, listing multiple trips and work experiences together. The emphasis was put on when we met, and I tried not to delve too much into classes we shared together.
The result is the timeline below, and I have to say it was exciting to see. It’s nice for me, especially, since I don’t have a great memory with some of this stuff. Take a look. (Image has been resized to protect the names and information below ;))
When I first received notice of the existence of Windows Live Mail (as it interrupted my normal Hotmail session to tell me) I was somewhat excited. The way the idea was presented, it was going to be a step up. Forget lousy Hotmail, this is Windows Live Mail. It looked shiny. It sounded cool.
I hate it.