The Journey Continues with Deep Space Nine

The Journey Continues with Deep Space Nine
I finally made it to “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine“! For those of you unaware, I have been watching the entire Star Trek series from The Original Series to Enterprise, including the movies. This initiative is really spurred by the latest reboot of Star Trek as I wanted to understand how the reboot has changed ...

Blue Apron: A New Approach to Dinner

Blue Apron: A New Approach to Dinner
A couple friends of mine turned me on to a new service they had discovered, Blue Apron. Essentially, the idea is that Blue Apron will ship you the ingredients to make three meals per week. No need to buy a full jar of spice, they ship you just enough for that recipe along with detailed ...

TBT: Conquests of the Longbow

TBT: Conquests of the Longbow
So I am watching “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and I start to watch season four, episode 20 (Qpid). In this episode Q returns and places the senior Enterprise crew in a recreation of Robin Hood and his merry men. I immediately am reminded of the classic Sierra game “Conquests of the Longbow: The Legend ...

Game Review: Diablo 3 – Reaper of Souls

Game Review: Diablo 3 - Reaper of Souls
As I continue my quest to complete various games in advance of the Elder Scrolls Online release, I finally decided to tackle Diablo 3. I fondly remember playing Diablo when it first came out and was excited as many when Blizzard finally announced it was bringing back the series in Diablo 3. I received Diablo ...

Game Review: Banished

Game Review: Banished
I don’t want this to become a game review blog, but there is no denying that I love video games. And I spend a fair amount of time playing them to escape the every day, although I would argue not enough time. Nevertheless, I have been playing my fair share of video games over the ...

One Way to Establish an ROI for Your e-Newsletter

One Way to Establish an ROI for Your e-Newsletter
As I previously mentioned, I gave a presentation today, Better Association e-Newsletters: Secrets to Enhancing Metrics, Design and Delivery. Hosted by Association Trends, my portion of the webcast focused on association-specific techniques on e-newsletter ROI and how to establish your baseline ROI metrics. I recorded the audio of my portion and put it to the presentation for you ...

Gluten-free Meatballs and Spaghetti

Gluten-free Meatballs and Spaghetti
First, I apologize that the photo is not accurate. It is a photo of the meatball, but not of the correct pasta. I had some extra meatballs and sauce and made penne the other night to go with it. Since I forgot to take a photo of the recipe below, I am using the one ...

SXSW 2014: Wrap-up

SXSW 2014: Wrap-up
Well it was my intent to provide a daily summary through SXSWi, based on my experiences. Although best laid plans don’t always come to fruition and as it often is with SXSW, it is easy to get “swept up” in the festival and lose track of everything else. So I left off at day two, ...

SXSW 2014: Day 2

SXSW 2014: Day 2
Day two of SXSW went well, there was a couple hiccups, but overall another great day. I started out bright and early at 8:30 a.m. waiting in line for SXXpress. As a gold badge holder (as do film and platinum badge-holders), I can get two express passes per day. I was lucky enough to grab ...

SXSW 2014: Day 1

SXSW 2014: Day 1
I am back at SXSW and I have already had an amazing experience. This year I opted to upgrade to a gold badge, giving me access to both interactive and film. There are a couple films I am excited to see and I can always be talked in to going to a good film. So ...