Archive for the 'randomness' Category

Your Theme Song

Do you ever think about a theme song for your life? Maybe it changes from time to time, but life should be lived with some background music. . . what’s yours?

Add it to the comments below and a link if you have it.

Right now I’m moving along to “You’re So Cool” by Hans Zimmer:

You’re So Cool

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We THINK We Have Common Sense

This came across my inbox the other day.  Not only is it good for laugh, but it made me wonder:  How many times a day across the world does stuff like this happen?

Never underestimate the power of Common Sense as a good mental foundation.

These contractors are installing the steel pillars in concrete to stop vehicles from parking on the pavement outside a Sports Bar downtown. They are now in the process of cleaning up at the end of the day and anxious to go home.

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How long do you think it will be before they realize where they parked?

Twitter Tips From a Newbie’s Perspective

Fresh perspectives are sometimes just that.  Before I can no longer see the forest from the trees or the Twitter bird – what is he/she called anyways – thought it would be good to share my thoughts.  Lest the next newbie drown in the Twitter quicksand.

1.  Realize it is not just a “I’m heading to the bar” mass IM’ing.  It is MUCH more valuable.

2.  Throw trepidation to the wind and jump in.  The best way to learn is trial and error.

3.  FOLLOW Twitterers from all walks of life.  There are many, many intelligent, funny, bright, interesting folks hanging around. . .you have the opportunity to learn from all them and expand your horizons.

4.  SHARE.  Twittering is about supporting the community and that means spreading the thoughts, comments and opinions that you find intelligent, funny, bright, interesting.  It is the ol’ pay it forward model.  You’ll reap what you sow.

5.  RESPECT the feed.  Don’t “spam” the feed or you’ll ignored and your credibility will be lost before you begin.  Twitterers as a whole are a very accepting and accomodating bunch, don’t be the one to ruin it, :-)!

So those are my initial opinions.  If you completely disagree or have some to add, please comment.  If you have no idea what Twitter is here’s the link:  twitter

And here’s the Wikipedia definition: Twitter Wikipedia

Here’s some great links on Twitter etiquette and the power of Twitter:

14 Ways to use Twitter Politely by MARGARET MASON

The Trouble with Twitter by Ben Kunz

Why I Twitter by Ryan Kuder


One More Grain

In trying to create our new commerce community, keeping up with our son and occasionally getting away from staring at a 16 by 9 window all the time I wanted an outlet.  This is a place to share thoughts, finds and even be bold enough to anticipate discussion and opinion.  As blogs go it might go somewhere, nowhere or that dreaded place in between.

So here’s a list of of things that it could entail (comments welcome):

  • random thoughts
  • cool finds
  • what ifs
  • personal. . .?
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