Yet another “Year-End Best Of” list – 2004 Edition

Well, we are at the tail-end of 2004 and there, I must do the usual year-end best-of lists.  I’ve actually done this long before I had a blog, but this makes it feel more official. Every year, I’ve always picked my favorite album (since 1990’s ”Vivid” from Living Color–which actually came out in 1989, but…

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What Microsoft can learn from Linkin Park & Jay-Z

At the end of every blog entry, I always mention the album that is playing on my Dell DJ when I sign off.  This time, the album is also the subject of the blog.  Last week, I picked up “Collision Course”, a compilation of songs that were “mashed” between Linkin Park and Jay-Z.  Mashing involves…

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A community by any other name

A few months ago, I was put on point for patterns & practices “community”.  For the previous year, I have been the marketing guy and erstwhile business manager.  Community was a new track for me and I had to hit the ground running by connecting with several pre-existing efforts that had already been going on…

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We don’t make the products you buy. We make the products you buy better.

I’m a big football fan, but this year has been a painful disappointment for me.  The Tennessee Titans have been decimated by injuries and won’t win at least 11 games for only the second time in the last six years.  The playoffs have usually been a given, but this season they’ll be watching from the…

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