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Product Review – Crutch Remedy® Cushions and Hand Grips
For those who hadn’t heard yet, I’ve been on crutches the past 3 weeks or so after a knee injury (torn ACL). Walking on the crutches was OK but after a few days started to get pretty painful in my hands and under my arms. The problem was the padding on a standard crutch was not very thick and with my weight pushing on those pads, I could easily feel the hard metal underneath. Naturally I turned to the web to find a solution. Surely someone else must have experienced this and had a recommendation ......

Posted On Thursday, October 21, 2010 12:32 AM

The last few months have been pretty crazy. Just before the MVP summit in February I was approached about changing to a different project with my (then current) employer, and right after the summit I was approached by another company. Eventually I went with the new company and a new role in the Information Assurance field. More to come on that as things progress. All that being said I've not been as active in the .NET community as I once was and I miss it - so I'm looking to dive back in especially ......

Posted On Wednesday, June 9, 2010 8:42 PM

Get Fit in February Challenge
Today begins the Get Fit in February Challenge from Facebook. If you haven't already signed up - check it out while the month is still young and compete against over 100 other geeks for an MSDN subscription and other prizes! :) Here's my first blog entry concerning the challenge. I'm starting the challenge at 210 lbs...yeah I ended up putting on some of what I lost last year after giving up soda completely. I was down to 195 for a while but I guess the holidays and then not really paying attention ......

Posted On Sunday, February 1, 2009 11:31 PM

Not quite a Fail Whale - just stressed :)


Twitter got stressed.

Posted On Friday, January 16, 2009 7:15 PM

The Gratitude Campaign

Posted On Monday, January 14, 2008 8:41 AM

An old friend awarded Bronze Star with Valor

Carmack and I served in the same squadron overseas years ago. He got orders to another base about the same time I decided to leave the military. Imagine my surprise when I saw this:


Posted On Wednesday, December 19, 2007 8:11 AM

Small reflection on changes over the years...
So of course the big announcement for every .NET Geek this week is Windows 7 availability. As I type this out, I'm downloading it in the background (released already on MSDN) and I hear tomorrow Microsoft will open up downloads to like 3 million people. I heard a tweet or two from folks about how large it is and how long it's taking to download and it got me thinking back to when Sun first released the Java SDK and I downloaded that thing. I don't remember how big it was, but it might as well have ......

Posted On Thursday, January 8, 2009 11:33 AM

The duck...go duck, go!
I pulled into my driveway after work yesterday and my son immediately starts asking if we could go feed the ducks near one of the ponds in the neighborhood. I had told him yesterday that we could do it and so we grabbed some bread and his wagon and walked down there. My wife and daughter followed (at first, then raced ahead of us) on their bikes. The pond we picked was along one of two main roads in our neighborhood. Even though the speed limit is 25 and there's a pool and playground near the pond ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 7, 2009 11:17 AM

AT&T Customer Service is horrible
<rant> AT&T Customer Service sucks. AT&T Customer Service is horrible. AT&T Customer Service is nearly the worst I've ever experienced. If you have AT&T consider dropping them before you run into the unfortunate event of having to deal with their horrible customer service. If you're shopping for a cell phone provider, wireless provider, etc., don't consider AT&T because it's just not worth it. I'll explain more later. Right now just trust me on this. That is all. </rant> ......

Posted On Tuesday, August 26, 2008 5:34 PM

Follow up: This geek is asking for help
Little did I realize when I posted a blog entry asking for help on August 12th asking for help that the response would be so awesome! There were so many folks both local and quite far away who one way or another found that entry and helped in some way shape or form whether it was a donation of cash, school supplies, or clothing, thank you so much for everything everyone donated. One of the huge hurdles we faced with the kids is over for now. Getting them geared up for school with clothes, shoes, ......

Posted On Tuesday, August 26, 2008 6:48 AM

You all rock! Thanks so much!
The response to my plea for assistance yesterday has been pretty overwhelming so far...with inquiries and donations coming in from around the U.S. and even other countries, so thank you, all of you. I had a number of inquiries about other ways people might help and I'll address them here so as to not have a ton of e-mails, phone calls, etc. to make :) Q1) What ages are the kids and what clothing sizes are they? A1) My nieces and nephews that we took in are a 16 year old girl, a 14 year old girl, ......

Posted On Wednesday, August 13, 2008 7:30 AM

Happy 0x22 b-day to me :)
I started celebrating my birthday in hex when I turned 0x19 because I thought it would be fun to be "19" again - of course that kinda lost its luster the next year when I became 0x1A - just doesn't have the same ring to it, eh? Fast forward to 2 years ago whe I finally got to turn "20" again and now it's got a nice ring again...heh heh. My daughter picked out a new mountain bike for me to ride - her subtle way of getting me to actually ride a bike with her rather than what I usually do which is ride ......

Posted On Wednesday, March 28, 2007 7:06 PM

A trip down memory lane...

Posted On Friday, March 9, 2007 9:50 PM


I saw this on and just had to buy it:

In almost every office I visit I see these goofy posters on the wall and I’ve always cringed when I saw them so this one was fitting – it’s going up on the wall in my office with a mini-version going up on the cubicle wall @ work :)


Posted On Thursday, March 8, 2007 7:01 PM

This geek is asking for help...
As some of you may already know this has been a roller-coaster year for me starting with the hospitalization and near death of my son in February. Between the subsequent hospitalizations, (July marked the first calendar month he didn't get admitted to the hospital at all!), a pretty bad car wreck that left me with a concussion and associated post-concussion problems, and then additional extended family issues (one sister-in-law nearly died of a mix-up with prescriptions she was given at the ER, another ......

Posted On Tuesday, August 12, 2008 7:20 PM

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