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Archives for July 2006

The Hard Part Ain’t The Running

Week one of the running program is officially in the books, and I feel really good about it. While the first week of the program involved a lot more walking than running, the hardest part came long before I laced up the Asics, strapped on the I-Pod, and hit the sidewalk. The challenge was overcoming […]

The Shortcut to Google Expertise

Check out the newly released Google Help page. It has tons of information on all things Google, and there is a lot more to the Big G than simple search. It houses an excellent A-Z listing page of services and solutions including GMail and Google Calendar. Also of note is the listing of Writely, the […]

The Value of the O Line

I was running this morning, day 2 of the new program thank you, and got to thinking about professional football. I was pondering the impact of a great offensive line on the ultimate success of a professional football team. My mind drifted back to the 1990’s, and the Dallas Cowboys. That offensive line was one […]

I know it sounds stupid, but…

Alright, I realize this post will cement my place in the loser hall of fame, but here goes anyway. I am writing to tell you about a technique you can use to make unloading the dishwasher easier. Face it, it ain’t that hard to begin with, but I am one of those continuous improvement dorks […]

Run Like Hell, Walk Like Hell…repeat

For whatever silly reason, I have decided that I need to improve my cardiovascular fitness. Thus I am embarking on a program of running that I came across on the wonderful site, not to be confused with the equally wonderful The program is simple, and involves 30 minutes of walking / jogging a […]

Small is the New Big on Squidoo

Next month Seth Godin’s new book Small is the New Big will be released. It is a collection of great blog posts, excerpts from magazine articles, and other assorted gems penned by Mr. Godin. I am looking forward to reading it, (again). I have already read most of the content by following Seth’s blog, where […]

How to Save Gas Money & Improve Your Commute

Carpooling. Yes that is a ridiculously obvious answer, but judging by the amount of people I see driving solo every day, it may be worth stating the obvious. Below I share my reasons for sharing the wheel. The Monetary Argument for Carpooling Finding someone you work with to split driving duties is an easy way […]

The Future of the Universe

I came across a great Buddhist quote while reading Mihaly Csikszentmihali’s Finding Flow last night. “Act as if the future of the universe depended on what you did, while laughing at yourself for thinking that whatever you do makes any difference.” Being in a sales role, this quote seemed to really resonate with my day […]

For Great Service, Talk to Tish: AT&T Part II

Well loyal readers, I promised to provide an update to the gripping saga that is my Internet bill as soon as anything changed. Happily, last Friday something did. At the time of my last post, I was dumbfounded by the lack of professionalism demonstrated by AT&T / Yahoo due to their inability to resolve a […]

Where does your Senator Stand on Net Neutrality?

Below is the text of an important email I received from – a group fighting to keep the internet out of the hands of big telecom companies like AT&T, Comcast, and Verizon. The site has made it simple to find out if your elected official is on the side of the people or simply […]