Author Archives: Chuck

Lower the stress – cut the interruptions

I found a simple way to lower the stress in my life and be more effective at my work. It’s something you may not consider from a tech-guy like me, but after several weeks, I find myself more productive and … Continue reading

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Parsec Award

This past Labor Day weekend at DragonCon, Kreg Steppe and I were honored that our podcast Technorama won a Parsec Award in the Comedy/Parody category. Earlier this year one of our faithful listeners nominated us back in May. A month … Continue reading

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Keep Sticking Out Your Hand!

If you do nothing else this year, keep sticking out your hand and saying hello to new people! I’ve said it before and I’ll continue to say it (since it took me so long to get it through my thick … Continue reading

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Social Media: Keep it Simple S*****

The key to keeping me engaged with most things is to keep it fun and simple. As you probably noted from my last article, I gave up on Foursquare because it was neither simple, and it there was no reward … Continue reading

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I’m done with Foursquare

There’s no value to me. I tried it for five months, I became mayor of a dozen places, and earned a similar number of badges. So… The idea behind using Foursquare is: Easily check in to locations (e.g. work, school, … Continue reading

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Farewell Old Friend

Today I received news that one of my earliest friends had passed away. There are only a handful of people I can say were my friends from grade school. I’m proud to say that Chris Hauptman was one of them. … Continue reading

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HDI 2011 Annual Conference

I’m pleased to announce that I have been selected to speak again at this year’s HDI National Conference in Las Vegas, NV. The conference runs from March 29-April 1 at the Venetian. This year I will be doing a morning … Continue reading

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New York Anxiety

I have to admit that I have never been thrilled with the thought of going to New York City. I can’t really put my finger on it. Perhaps it was the fact that driving and parking were terrible (how is … Continue reading

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Inspiration From a Tree

I am inspired by the crab apple tree in the front yard. Each spring it is the centerpiece of our “estate” with white flowers all over. That lasts about a week, then it goes to work producing fruit. While some … Continue reading

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Dragon*Con 2010 Wrap Up

For the second year in a row I attended Dragon*Con in Atlanta GA over the Labor Day weekend. There were several similarities to last year and several new things that made it a wonderful time. Thanks to everyone, old friends … Continue reading

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