Archive for October, 2007

I attended part of PodCamp Boston this weekend. It was good to hear some of the leaders in new media speak about this medium and many of the tricks and secrets that go with it. Although not apparent by name, PodCamp Boston encompasses not only podcasts (I deserted my 10-episode cast to the web crawlers–they’re […]

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Bloggers for Real at Blogtoberfest

Thursday night I went into busy Boston to meet area bloggers at Blogtoberfest. It was a good evening and it was fun to meet the people behind the posts. So this is really a shout out to those people I met: Donna, Jenny, Suzie, Caity, Steve, Ron, Chris, John, Lisa, and Christina. For the other […]

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Gadget Man

On Sunday, I helped my Dad take my parents’ sailboat to Newburyport where it will be worked on over the winter. It was a beautiful day on the water. I’ve always been amazed by my Dad’s love of gadgets. I like them also, but he has me beat. Looking toward the stern, I snapped this […]

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Earning A Dream

The Red Sox are in the World Series and it’s good. I may seem like I don’t belong in Boston with this entry, but I read an article in Men’s Journal about sports that mentioned Chris Coste of the Philadelphia Phillies. While the Red Sox are living a dream, I found Coste’s story to be […]

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It looks like more and more people are using Tivo and DVRs to watch television when they want. Who stands to suffer? Conventional advertising. As Joseph Jaffe heralds, the 30-second spot may be fading quickly. What will replace it? I think we’ll see a lot more product placement. The plots of shows will include brands. […]

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Things I Don’t Get, Part 2

More things I don’ get (please see last post for Part 1). Boys wearing baggy pants with the waistline precariously hovering at mid-butt. Small businesses that provide terrible customer service. How bikers with those really tall handlebars can ride for more than five minutes without their arms aching. Why Sirius has commercials. Bill Belichick’s grey […]

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Things I Don’t Get, Part 1

Some things I just don’t understand. Try as I may, I don’t get them. It’s not that I’m opposed to them, I just don’t understand them. Twitter is one such “duh” topic for me. The service is used in many blogs and is often talked about in various podcasts. Dave, a new media guru, uses […]

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Swimming with the Seals

Chatham is known for having seals. Apparently in early October, they come closer to shore. They were sunning themselves on the sandbars right near our hotel. We took a short boat ride to an outer beach that was only reachable by boat. We passed these seals on our way out. I wanted to get closer […]

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Real World Privacy

There’s always talk about privacy with the Internet. What about the old-fashioned kind of privacy? You know the kind of privacy that you want when you put the little sign on the hotel door. Or the kind that you don’t get when you wear Levis that show your waist size. Or the kind that prevents […]

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In Trouble With Teacher?

Dempsey the dog has been going to puppy day care. He’s a bull-headed yellow lab with the proverbial short man’s complex. He’s been going to puppy day care a few days a week for probably three weeks now. We weren’t sure if he was going to do well. He’s “full of himself” as the dog […]

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