Technology Veteran, Social Media Nerd, and World Famous Actor and Singer

Social Networking Primer

I spend a great deal of time going to conferences on Search Engine Optimization, Affiliate Marketing, Webmastering and so forth. Not as much as some of my crazy friends, but often enough. For the last few years, the buzz has been “social networking”. For the first few years it was “building your own social networks”. […]

SuperBowl Ad Commentary #1

News to Coca Cola: Your product is barely consumable for humans. I can’t imagine it’s terribly healthy for animals. Stop with the cutesy little animals already. Polar bears, penguins and now insects. Now that Coke Zero ad – that was very good! And Conan O’Brien – very classy. I’m going to predict that “vroom vroom […]

Top 25 Songs That Made You Cry …

… Even Though You Didn’t Feel Particularly Sad Before You Heard Them. Everyone loves top lists. This one comes from my personal collection, so you know it’s authoritative (well, eclectic, at least)! 25. In My Life, John Lennon (1965) 24. Last Kiss, J.F. Wilson and the Cavaliers (1964, or Pearl Jam, 1998) 23. Hurt, Nine […]

Mandatory First Blog Entry

I’ve been blogging for several years now, and writing content for websites (mostly my own) for about a decade. This is not the first “personal website” I’ve put together, but it is the first one that included a “blog” component. So, here it is. Ye Olde Mandatory First Blog Entry. So what is this website […]

The Future of Distributed Computing

(Originally Published January 19, 2002) What is it? Can one computer program solve seemingly impossible mathematical problems, discover alien life in the universe, cure cancer, or crack the impossible encryption key? Yes, it can. But only when this one computer program runs on thousands of computers around the globe. This is the world of distributed […]