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Receiving an MVP Award and Credibility
The post titled, The Problem with MVPs, by Steve Barbour was interesting because it makes you think about the thousands of MVPs around the world and what their value really is. Having been the recipient of multiple MVP awards, it’s an opportunity to reflect and judge my own performance. This is not a dangerous thing to do, but quite the opposite. If a person believes in self improvement, then critical analysis is an important part of that process. A lot of MVPs will tell you that they would be doing ......

Posted On Monday, March 29, 2010 9:49 AM

LINQ to Twitter v2.0.8 Released
Today, I released LINQ to Twitter v2.0.8. Besides normal maintenance, this release includes the Twitter Geo API and the Suggested Users API. LINQ to Twitter is hosted on CodePlex.com: http://linqtotwitter.codepl... In addition to new functionality, I've made much progress toward LINQ to Twitter documentation; primarily in the Making API Calls area: http://linqtotwitter.codepl... There's also a discussion forum where you can ......

Posted On Monday, March 22, 2010 1:46 PM

Is it Hard to Write a Blog?
Responding to a tweet I received, asking if I found it hard to write a blog and keep it interesting. This is one of the situations where a 140 character response doesn’t do a question justice. There’s a lot to think about between the subjects of writing, subject matter, and entertainment. Here’s my take on each of these three topics: There’s all types of writing you can do with various degrees of difficulty. If you’re writing a book and you have a gazillion editors bleeding over your every utterance, ......

Posted On Friday, March 12, 2010 2:17 PM

Amazon.com Cutting Off Colorado Affiliates
I received an email from Amazon.com today, essentially cutting off my affiliate status because I'm in Colorado. Colorado recently passed legislation that requires retailers to either collect sales tax for on-line transactions or engage in an onerous process that makes you wish you had collected sales tax. After I Tweeted this, Mike Jones tweeted a link to the legislation. Here's an excerpt from Amazon.com's email: "Dear Colorado-based Amazon Associate: We are writing from the Amazon Associates Program ......

Posted On Monday, March 8, 2010 9:04 AM

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