Update on the treadmill desk: first day back after long absence

Hmm, well. I can say the Treadmill desk prompted me to lose 5 lbs in about as many weeks. That’s the good news. The bad news is, that I also was wearing the wrong orthotics and the wrong shoes (orthotics meant to go in dress shoes only, and because of the treadmill not having a…

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Blast from the past – the computers of 1985

A recent trip to visit my parents unearthed gems of a forgotten era. (Yes, I realize bowties are coming back and possibly never left, but ponder the Boston Computer Society Publication aka Computer Update). First we ask ourselves – will online shopping replace a trip to the store? Note the Nov/Dec 1985 date up top…

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10 Observations of an Engineer on a PR team

I started writing these at the beginning of 2012, adding to them bit by bit as I looked back and thought about how different it was to launch Bing in 2009 sitting on the PR/marketing side vs. the engineering side, where I’ve launched so many things before. (Admittedly, Bing.com/community ‘s technical launch was mine, but I was…

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Why hackathons are not nonsense – or how a short term art salon/NaNoWriMo is pragmatically useful

View from coffee line, rockstar TEDActive barista making my drink 2011 . You learn a lot by watching the process! Thanks to a link from Dare Obasanjo, I was reading Scripting News ” Hackathons are Nonsense.” It’s a perfect nugget of thoughtful skepticism, where he notes that you won’t have a Julia Child movie about…

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Standing desk to Treadmill desk – an experiment for the new year

If you’ve heard the media stories or are just on a nerd health kick for 2012 and want to know more about both standing and treadmill desks, read on for what I’ve learned so far. Nothing here constitutes medical advice – talk to your doctor before making these changes. Standing desk Folks at Microsoft know…

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