Month: March 2007

The Switch Is On

It is well known that there is a deep bias against Macintosh computers in the Windows users world. I know about this bias because I too was one of those who made fun of Macintosh computers and the users of them for over 15 years. If you must ask why I did this, I can honestly only tell you it wasn’t from any personal experience with them. I was merely just repeating what others told me about them and they were probably doing the same as me.
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SXSW Interactive 2007

I’ve never been to SXSW Interactive in Austin, Texas and I was hoping to go this year but two other designers from work were chosen instead of me this year. There are no hard feelings, both of them are friends of mine, but I would have loved to go. There is just so much stuff that goes on over the span of the conference that I would benefit from knowledge-wise and of-course it’s a lot of fun as well. I think one of the great things is meeting new people and other designers. Social networking is on the rise and the more people you know in the world the better off you are in your career because you have more people you can learn from and there is a lot of exchanging of ideas at this conference.

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Twitter Is Twitterific!

A month ago or so I joined up with one of those new Web 2.0 Social Networking sites called Twitter (www.twitter.com) and I said to myself what a silly idea! The first thing is who really cares about what I am doing now (posting to my blog if you must ask, sheesh!). The second thing is what a pain it would be to have to visit the web site each time to post what you’re doing all the time!
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300 Unexpected Surprises

This past Friday the Designer and Developer teams from PilotOnline & HamptonRoads.com were treated to lunch at California Pizza Cafe at MacArthur Mall in Downtown Norfolk which is famous for its trendy eateries and shops. The service was good and the food was good but nothing special. It certainly isn’t a place I would eat at again. Afterward, we were treated to a movie and the choice by all except me was “300″. You may find it strange that I never heard of Frank Miller or the epic comic book series titled “300″ but it’s the truth. The teams were anxious to see this movie. Earlier in the week, we were able to read the comic series which I have yet to do even after I saw the movie.

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