good man speaking well

today i came across an interesting article regarding the utility of social networking and social media in the milieu of marketing. the crux of the author’s (peter shankman) argument (if you look beyond his hap-hazard way of making his point) is that social technologies are just tools in the marketing tool box, not a replacement…

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crack in the ipad

so recently my three year old son, roman xavier (yes that is his first name – so what if there are two of them, that is just how his mom and i roll), broke my brand new ipad 2. and by brand new i mean i have had it for three weeks now. and by…

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geekery par excellence

as those who know me may attest, i am a geek of stereotypical proportions. that is to say that i have a certain fondness, appreciation and affinity for all things deemed “geek” worthy. from tolkien to asimov; from spock to chewie; from technology to hacking – i have embraced this as my life aesthetic. this…

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it’s the little things

being a lifelong geek there are moments in may life where validation comes in the most unexpected ways. let me explain. as i grew up in the late eighties/early nineties one of the most influential shows i watched was star trek the next generation. now my fascination with the show went far beyond fan boy…

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the challenge of the bible

in 2006 i came up with an idea of how i could get myself to read through the Bible on a regular and consistent basis. this is much tougher than you would think for a guy who spent the first three weeks of his married life unknowingly ignoring his wife because he was so used…

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prop 8 revisited

this is my response to a thread on facebook that got me fired up: “this issue is not about church and state – there are plenty of non-religious folk who are prejudice. rather the core issue here is a matter of governance – regardless of how you feel about this issue – the basis of…

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los angeles does not care

this morning my wife asked me why we are getting the la times delivered to our house – i had purchased a subscription but decided to donate it to a local school – so the times is sending us and the school the paper every day – so okay.  i took the paper this morning…

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