Archive for December, 2007

indecent exposure

Monday, December 31st, 2007

Sometimes life just cracks you up… one of my favorite bloggers is showing up this way in my tabs (I have 14 tabs open right now):

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Wait!  It gets better!   I just went to comment on a post and the popup window defaulted to a certain size, and look what I see:

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I blog for the masses

Friday, December 28th, 2007

This says it all:

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Here’s a helpful post to understand how easy or hard your post (or any writing) is.

I. Have. Arrived.

Friday, December 21st, 2007

Last Friday I got this in my inbox.  Now I know I’m legit.  Jeremiah is one of the hottest social bloggers out there.  He actually has … drum roll… data to back his stuff up!

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Quote of the day by Shally

Wednesday, December 19th, 2007

Shally-no-last-name-required (in the recruiting/sourcing space) tells the animal:

I don’t think it’s possible to giving away too many secrets when you have the key to finding new ones.

Maybe I don’t get out much but I found that to be brilliant, especially considering the idea of generate revenue based on content (or, secrets)!

Internet: tangled up tubes, NOT a big truck

Wednesday, December 19th, 2007

This happened a long time ago, and there are lots of funky remixes on YouTube, but I wanted to reference it on this blog. It’s a darn shame an elected official did this… shame on him for not knowing better, shame on his staff for not educating him better, and shame on Alaska for voting him into office.

This babbling does nothing to give me peace of mind about what happens in D.C.

If you want the highlights with visuals, check this out:

Word of Mouth presentation by Andy Sernovitz – an afterthought

Tuesday, December 18th, 2007

Many ideas went through my head as I listened to Andy Sernovitz yesterday.  It was cool to have my wife with me, as this was one of the first things that she was able to attend in the 18 months that we’ve been self-employed.  she took 3 pages of notes, too, and we talked about how to apply stuff from the presentation – very cool.

One thing that is foremost on my mind is the idea of the Topic, which is one of the five T’s.  This is the “thing” that people talk about.

deep_thought.pngThey don’t talk about “the career management tool” in normal, non-professional, non-job seeker circles, I don’t think.  What could the topic be?

Liz Strauss and Lindsey Pollak brainstormed this with me earlier this year when they were in town… the thing I remember most from that brainstorm was “take your job with you.”  The idea is that even though we transition from job to job, we still maintain career-important relationships, and we can store them in JibberJobber… hence, just as I take my degree with me, and my experience, JJ allows me to take those contact relationships with me….

This is a hard topic for me, perhaps because I’m to busy seeing the trees, while my customers/users/champions/friends are able to see the forest.  I know that JibberJobber gets word of mouth, because each day I see new people sign up from job networking meetings, which means that people are saying something about JJ in the meeting.  This is good.  Too bad I can’t hear how others are describing and promoting it, that would really help me wrap my brain around the topic.

… and now I’m rambling.  But I will continue to think of what topics are easy to repeat and spread.

Getting to SLCC Miller Free Enterprise Showroom

Sunday, December 16th, 2007

If you have never been to the Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) Miller Free Enterprise Showroom you might find it a little tricky… unless you follow these directions :)

9750 South 300 West
Sandy, Utah (Google Map)

First, you’ll want to take either 106S or 90S … either one works.

Here’s an image of what to do if you get off on 9000 South:

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Here’s an image of what you do if you get off on 10600 South:

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Once you get there, you’ll want to park (somewhere in the yellow), and then follow the skinny red arrows. Note that the second skinny red arrow is when you’ll be IN the building. The green astrisk represents the approximate location of the auditorium.

SLCC Miller auditorium

Apple is copying us — Now What???

Thursday, December 13th, 2007

No, I’m not writing a book on the Apple. Jesse, my coauthor writes:

You think Apple’s copying your first book or our current book?