These past two years have been filled with great personal growth. From fumbling through learning how to be a father to our now 2-year old son, to working alongside some of the most talented and dedicated people I’ve ever known at Fellowship Technologies, I count myself fortunate and blessed.
I hope that everyone had a good Christmas, and is enjoying the new year thus far. Personally, I must say that this season will be one for the books, because my wife and I welcomed the first addition into our family. Hudson Wayne Smith was born on December 29th, 2008 at 8:48 AM. He weighed 7 lbs, 5 oz. He is 19” tall. He is ½ Russian, ¼ Japanese, ¼ Scotch Canadian.
Gadzooks! It’s been nearly a month since I last wrote anything on this site. Good thing then, I was recently doubly tagged with the BookStack meme, firstly by Stephen P. Anderson and secondly by Andy Knight.
Ever the UXA, Stephen was curious about what his friends are reading, and whether they also juggle the task of reading several books at a time…
This past weekend, I was able to attend the Webmaster Jam Session hosted locally here in Dallas. I have to say, of all the conferences I have been to, I got the most out of this one. In the vein of the adage “less is more,” this concise event packed quite a bit into the two days it lasted.
Be forewarned, this is going to be one of those introspective blog posts.
First off, a retraction: Simply put, I owe Matt Mullenweg an apology for what I wrote here. Matt, you’re a decent guy. I applaud the hard work you’ve put into WordPress and Akismet. Ironically, what I said was to defend Alex.
As a favor to a friend, I’m asking that if you are a member over at the music site Imeem.com that you vote for their alternative band Ether Hour to play at a End Fest in Seattle, Washington sometime this summer. Here’s the URL for their song Magnesium that is currently up for voting and critiques…
(Note: URL no longer active)
An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind. – Mahatma Gandhi
I am half Japanese, half Caucasian. I grew up in the USA as a military brat, moving around quite frequently, and as of yet have not lived anywhere longer than 3 years. I have lived in 15 different cities, from Honolulu to outside Washington DC.
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