My weight loss is much slower since getting off the strict plan, but still happening. I was 173.5 lbs this morning, finally getting me under the psychologically important 175 pound tier. I am now ten pounds lighter than the day I started college in 1985 and I hope to keep going more. We’ll see where […]


It’s Getting Late

The Braves are 63-94. It’s looking bad for their post-season chances. Also on:Facebook Twitter


International Podcast Day Broadcast

Theoretically, I will be on this broadcast on Blab.IM live sometime between 3:30 and 4:00 PM EDT. We shall see. Rob Greenlee invited me and I’m hanging out but there is no way to test this out before you join. Hopefully there will be time to have me on and everything will work. Also on:Facebook […]

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Server Fun

FYI, if you noticed and were wondering why my various sites have been down so much … there is a story. I noticed lots of reboots starting this afternoon, and this evening I found that the site would only stay up for 1 minute at a time. It would reboot so much that Linode would […]

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for September 28 2015 – New Everything

In this episode, I play a song from Shilelagh Law; I talk about my training course I taught; I discuss dividing my work and life laptops better, creating a standing desk and organizing my space better; I talk about converting my podcasting life into small bits of work every day; I talk more about how […]

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Cohost with Me

Looking for co-hosts for a monthly podcast about Fraction and DeConnick’s work. First show next weekend. Reach out if interested. Also on:Facebook Twitter

One More Thing

I don’t know if I made it clear, the important thing about the training course I taught last week is that it gated my internal transfer. With it done, I’m now at work as a developer evangelist/solution architect. My new boss and I worked out a list of my goals for Q4 yesterday. When it […]

First Things First

It was not the most important thing on my plate, but I took 10 minutes anyway to update my position on LinkedIn. This was purely for mental health reasons. Also on:Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter


Final Tally

I spent five days in San Diego at the main office, preparing for and then conducting our training session. Basically, as my partner and I move on to other roles in the company, we trained up a squad of consultants and partners to do the work he had been doing. The training was well received, […]

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for September 19 2015 – Training on the Road

In this episode recorded in a hotel room, I talk about my business trip and my first ever stint giving corporate training. Here is the direct MP3 download for the Evil Genius Chronicles podcast, September 19 2015. Links mentioned in this episode: Support this show on Patreon Auphonic podcast production tool is so good! Dog […]


End of Training

Training ends in a few hours. By all reasonable metrics, it was rousing success. I enjoyed it but am tired and ready to go home. Also on:Facebook Twitter

Shady Character

Would you buy training from this man? Also on:Facebook Twitter


Class Day Two

Gearing up for day two of the course. Funny thing, it gets real easy for me now. Most of the talking is done. From here out, they mostly work labs. The are designed to be challenging, so there will be a lot of interaction, but the solid multi-hour blocks of me with Powerpoint are over. […]


Go Time

Been thinking about this training course for months, writing it for weeks. Today is the day, go time. I am excited and nervous. Also on:Facebook Twitter



He played it left hand but made it too far; became the special man. Then we were Ziggy’s band. You know what I mean? Also on:Facebook Twitter

Winning at Printer

I just spent an hour here at the main office figuring out how to print to cardstock with a Ricoh Aficio MPC7501. Also on:Facebook Twitter


Life in California

One thing about being in California – I had already hit my FitBit daily step goal walking to the office at 8:30 AM. Also on:Facebook Twitter

Bernie in SC

And here is the candidate! Also on:Facebook Twitter

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Bernie in SC

Listening to Cornell West at the Bernie Sanders rally in Florence. Also on:Facebook Twitter


My Glamorous Life

Tonight: sleep in a tent. Tomorrow: Bernie Sanders rally and Chuck E Cheese. Sunday: Fly to San Diego to teach a class Also on:Facebook Twitter

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