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Wednesday, July 30, 2003

10 year reunion
On July 18, my wife and I attended our 10 year college reunion. We were pleasantly surprised with how good of a time we had. It was great to catch up with old friends, the meal was excellent and the post-meal improv entertainment was great. Here's a powerpoint slide they put together of our senior year photos next to a recently submitted photo of our family.

Wednesday, July 23, 2003

The phenomenon continues to grow. And now you can even attend a intimate hands-on weblog workshop for business. Check out the right side of the page for the BloggingWorks Weblog for links to businesses and articles that are using weblogs in innovative ways. Brought to you by the creative folks at 37signals and Coudal Partners.

Tuesday, July 22, 2003

kottke.org: Business lessons from the donut and coffee guy - great post ... and great lesson.

Monday, July 21, 2003

A 12 Day Test of AdSense
Inluminent/weblog: 12 days into my test of Google's AdSense program, and I'm happy to report that according to the latest report, I'm looking at a payable of about $52.00 ...

Tuesday, July 15, 2003

It's All About Who You Know
Business 2.0: It's All About Who You Know (subscription required to read full article) - The article profiles LinkedIn, a social networking company. LinkedIn is a tool for turning your friends' connections into your own. It allows you to see a list of everybody in your own circle and in the circles of your listed friends. Think a web-based six-degrees of separation. Rafe followed up his first article with a piece entitled: Making the Most of Who You Know that profiles Spoke Software, a company that takes social networking into the corporate context. . Very interesting topic and both are very interesting examples of innovative business models made possible by the networking effects enabled by the internet.

Monday, July 14, 2003

Back from Vacation
So, does anyone know, how long do you have to be on vacation before you're ready and eager to return to work?! I'm drowning in email and trying to get back into the swing of things after taking last week off.

Thursday, July 03, 2003

StartupJournal | Marketing Strategies
'Starter Clients' Offer Invaluable Lessons - Boy did these examples ring true from my days as a business developer / marketing consultant. It's hard, but you have to learn to say NO to some potential clients ... they're more trouble than they're worth.

Wednesday, July 02, 2003

Google Toolbar
First product evidence I've seen (in addition to the fast, reliable servers) of the marriage between Google and Blogger: the Google Toolbar

Tuesday, July 01, 2003

Good idea: Watchblog
Camworld has launched Watchblog: a multiple-editor weblog broken up into three major political affiliations, each with its own blog: the Democrats, the Republicans and the Third Party (covering everything outside the two major parties).. As I may have mentioned before, I loathe politics, but I also recognize its place and importance so I do my best to at least stay up-to-date on what's going on. I like the disclosure element of this blog in which you know the perspective of the author of the posts. I'll have to keep on eye on it ... although I'll spend more of time on the right side of the page, if you know what I mean.

Another blog to add to my "Blogs of Note" list: John Porcaro's Weblog. John's another fellow marketing blogger. John blogs from the "dark side" spending "9-5" at Microsoft (as a Mac fan I had to say that ... even though my appreciation for Microsoft has actually grown steadily over the past few years). He gave me a gentile nudge via email to get an RSS feed set-up. Once BloggerPro ordering comes back "online" I'll be doing that.