20 pounds!

February 11, 2004

I hit my peak weight of 208 pounds last fall. Between us, Rochelle and I have gained more than 60 pounds since we met each other. At the end of last year, we resolved to do something about it.

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The Next Big Thing

October 11, 2003

Just read an inspirational editorial on Tim Oren’s Due Diligence weblog, which ends with a great quotation.

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Rochelle. Lays. Down. The Law.

October 9, 2003

It would appear that my wife has decided I’m not doing enough with my time off, to clean up the house and otherwise work on useful projects (with “useful” being a word she gets to define). She’s decided that I need to get up with her in the morning, take a bath with her, and have coffee with her before she goes off to her job. All of this to ensure that my day at least starts early enough to accomplish something.

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My life right now…

September 9, 2003

…is pretty much like this article at The Morning News.

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OK, enough goofing off

August 15, 2003

Ok, it’s been two weeks of sleeping in and doing nothing (much) more than web surfing in my underwear. I should start doing some real work. So today I’m putting together a weekly schedule for myself.

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All good things…

July 31, 2003

Today was my last day at work; I was laid off, along with a few other folks. I worked at Persistence for 27 months, all told, at a time when many people were struggling to find work. It was a good job, with good people, and I’ll miss it.

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Channel-specific RSS feeds

May 10, 2003

For those of you who may not be interested in everything I write (hi Mom, sorry about all the technology stuff), here are some channel-specific RSS feeds.

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January 13, 2003

I just finished installing my new copy of Keynote, Apple’s new presentation program. It’s so beautiful, I am imagining that I will borrow a Mac to be able to give a presentation using Keynote during our sales kickoff, next week.

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New Year’s resolution #1

January 2, 2003

One of my many New Year’s resolutions for 2003 is to do something for the house, every day. It can be a small thing, like changing a light bulb, but it can’t be an ordinary thing, like washing the dishes. And every day, I’m going to list it here in my blog, where you can hold me to it. Gulp!

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How to get ready for the holidays

December 28, 2002

I have five brothers and sisters, which can make holiday gift giving very stressful, so many gifts for so many people. Years ago we simplified, with a gift exchange where we drew names out of a hat. Well, that’s how my siblings did it, but I have “more sophisticated tools for assigning gift-receivers to gift-givers.”

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Who reads warning labels

August 11, 2002

When I was a kid we got a VCR with an early model remote control — with a wire! (This obviously dates me.) When watching movies, the kids would want to fast-forward past the FBI warnings, and our father would make us stop.

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More anti-spam tools

August 8, 2002

At the recommendation of a new co-worker, I recently installed Cloudmark’s SpamNet add-in for Microsoft Outlook, the e-mail client I’m using at Persistence. If you’re using Microsoft Outlook on Windows (as I have to at work), this tool should be a no-brainer.

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