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August 2009 Entries

wow, just wow... http://www.newsarama.com/co... Not sure how I feel about this. I don't know that it will be "the death of Marvel" as some have predicted. Everyone cried when Hasbro bought WOTC, and that seems to have turned out fine. (For the record, NOBODY cried when WOTC bought TSR, but that's another story.) Now if we could just get Quentin Tarantino to start doing DC/JLA movies... the final seal will be broken ......

This pretty much sums it up for who I am... so who are you?


Tuesday night, the INETA Speakers Bureau Director (Randy Walker) chose to step down for undisclosed reasons. I wish him well and respect his decision. Unfortunately, there's never really a GOOD time for something like this to happen, so as with all departures, a void was created that needed to be filled immediately. As a result, I am stepping in to fill this position. I have served on the INETA Speakers Bureau committee for several years as well as being an actual Speakers Bureau speaker and user ......

I just received word today that I have been invited to become an ASP Insider. What's an ASP Insider? Well, their website explains it best: "The ASPInsiders is a select group of international professionals who have a demonstrated expertise in ASP.NET technologies and who provide valuable, early feedback on related developing technologies and publications to their peers, the Microsoft ASP.NET team and others." So, IMHO it's quite an honor to be a part of this distinguished bunch. I'm looking forward ......

In an earlier post I mentioned that I was making some health related dietary changes. Well, I'm coming up on the end of my 8th week as a *mostly* vegetarian... (by *mostly, I mean that I have been eating some seafood, but no beef, pork, chicken or turkey) ...and it's been going pretty well. I've had the occasional craving for a burger or whatever, usually when at a cookout, but nothing I couldn't handle. So, on the plus side... I've lost some weight as part of this, about 9 pounds so far. I also ......

A while back, I submitted an XNA talk to the South By SouthWest Music/Film/Interactive Conference (also known as SXSW) and it's currently up for voting in the Interactive category. I'd really appreciate some votes in order for my talk to get selected. You can click this link or the image to the left to go to the site and vote for my talk. You will need to register on the SXSW site to place a vote, but there's no charge for that and it's quick and easy. Be sure to leave a comment with your vote so ......

so... the other day, I was at <FastFoodPlace> and in the mood for some fish fillet and cheese curds. I wasn't there for crazy, but I got some of that too. Shortly after coming inside, this lady approaches us and asks if we left our dog in the car. (We did not.) I tell her no and resume my conversation. This apparently isn't enough of an answer to satisfy her, so she tries again... informing me that he's really barking a lot (out in the parking lot.) So I give her my best indifferent look and ......