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January, 2006

What I've Been Doing

Look, I've been totally out of the loop lately. Lots of work and the such filling up the hours of my life. But I really feel bad not giving this site any real time lately (since my top 50 list at least), so let me at least give everyone a rundown of stuff I've been thinking about.

  1. Yesterday Da Bears took a tough loss in the divisional round of the playoffs.
  2. I've been designing my mother's blog. For those of you who have been around for a while she's been a guest contributor here on occasion. She asked me to put something together for her and we're hoping to have things up and running in the next month or so. More to come . . .
  3. I've been reading Scott Berkun's book on project management, titled, appropriately enough, The Art of Project Management. Haven't gotten too deep into it yet, but I'm sure you can expect some ideas from the book to show up here.
  4. Last but not least, I've been watching the West Wing Season 1. For anyone that's seen the season it becomes much more understandable that I've been M.I.A. for the last week or so. The show is incredible, great dialogue, acting and storyline. It's gripping and everything else television should be. I don't know that I've ever seen anything quite like it.

On that last point, the show has made me give a lot of thought to TV on DVD. It's changed the medium. It's just such a wonderful way to watch it. No breaks in the story, no waiting for next week: just the immediate satisfaction from seeing situations resolve. It's no coincidence that Tivo and television on DVD have risen at the same time. The two are totally complementary. Once you go DVD you never want to go back to watching TV the 'old' way.

Alright, that's it for now. I have vowed this week to make a little more of an effort around here . . . and to eat less pretzels. Let's hope I can hold up my end of the bargain on one of them.

January 17, 2006
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