Monthly Archives: September 2011

Hello from Milwaukee!

As I write this, I’m in my room at the Doubletree Hotel in downtown Milwaukee. I must commend this place for a nice touch: when you check in, they give you a warm chocolate chip cookie with your room key. It made for a lovely “second breakfast”. I joined my friends Rachel and Scott at […]

This is How I Operate

Standard operating procedure for the Accordion Guy.


I have to admit that the play on Lionel Richie’s lyric made me laugh.

Book Launch Tonight: “The Leap”, by Chris Turner

Chris Turner, an old friend from Crazy Go Nuts University and author of the books Planet Simpson and The Geography of Hope, is launching his new book, The Leap, tonight (Wednesday, September 28th) at the Gladstone Hotel. The titular leap is, in Turner’s own words, “the big jump we need to take that leads to […]

You’re Still Lapping Everybody

Here’s a little inspiration for those of you who feel that they’re not making any progress at the gym (or any other challenge).

Nicely Done, Microsoft!

Well, that didn’t take long. Last week, I wrote about how Microsoft Canada’s blog for mobile developers still had my picture on the banner, even though it’s been about five months since I’d left the company. My true complaint was that the photo was two years and more importantly, twenty additional pounds out of date. […]

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