In the mail lately, I’ve gotten a strange combination of the usual credit card spam (Bank of America, trust me in saying, our relationship will be over as soon as humanly possible), bills, and other things (reminders to tip the building staff). With that also has come birthday cards (thank you), Christmas and holiday cards,… Continue reading Finding something paws-itive in the mail
Courtesy of The Streets’ track “On The Edge of a Cliff”. For billions of years since the outset of time every single one of your ancestors survived every single person on your mums and dad’s side successfully looked after and passed onto you life what are the chances of that like it comes to me… Continue reading Perspective
At a wonderful day at BarCampPhilly yesterday, I was treated to a wonderful day of meeting amazing people in the Philadelphia tech scene, and a bunch of wide ranging sessions, covering the full gamut of technology – playing “Jedi Mind Tricks” to help aid cross-team/function communication,’ learning about the best practices in moving from a… Continue reading Protecting the brand that matters most: your own
(With an homage to one of the most addictive 80s UK New Wave synth pop songs… and, by the way, Dead or Alive, is still very much alive…) Circles. In my younger, headier teenage days, my dad would talk about how “everything came back” after a certain amount of time. And, of course, being the… Continue reading You spin me, round, right round, like a record baby
And then it was over. More than twelve weeks, countless IMs, text messages, tweets, blog posts, direct messages, e-mails, phone calls, volunteers, supplies, bus trips, plane trips, Kinko’s runs, first winds, second winds, and third winds (I can’t tell you how much work went in after midnight) led up to the inaugural SM4SC fundraiser in… Continue reading Awesomeness
Ben Folds at Terminal 5, originally uploaded by Matthew Knell. I can think of few people who put on a show better than Ben Folds. I’ve seen him solo and with Ben Folds Five at least half a dozen times now, and I’ve never not had an amazing time. The story of his leaking of… Continue reading Ben Folds at Terminal 5
I got a wonderful opportunity to appear on Sun Microsystems’ Socially Speaking radio show on BlogTalkRadio. Thanks to Sun, Russ Castronovo, Margie Easter and Kristin Maverick for giving me the opportunity. Listen here: or check out a permalink to the show.
Troy McClure on the The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular Too often when bands or TV shows have reached a certain pinnacle, they step back, take a look at what they’ve accomplished, and “mail-in” an episode or an album on the hopes that they’ll fill, I don’t know, minimum requirements for contracts, seasons, or just because… Continue reading The best of…. tagsmith.org
(Author’s note: Each year near the remembrance of 9/11, I share this post as a testament to the day itself, it’s events, and the heroes and people we lost in hopes that people will share their stories as well. Please feel free to share your story in the comments. Thank you. -mK) I was sitting… Continue reading Where were you when the world changed forever?
When I was back in high school, what now seems like a million years ago, my high school offered a couple of different options for the required physical education courses. The “gym” class was always the great equalizer among the freaks and geeks, the jocks and the needs and very one in between. There was… Continue reading “How much ya bench?”