Archive for April, 2008

CoWorking in Knoxville. Why Not?

Although I didn’t get any work done, this was one of the most productive afternoons I’ve had in a long time. Today I met up with some fine folks to discuss the idea of CoworkingKnoxville. Of course, as the name implies, the general idea is that we actually will get some work done eventually. But […]


Really Cool Undercurrent

There’s an event going on today that I think has a lot of potential for the area…CoworkingKnoxville.  Here’s the idea: We’re a group of free-lancers, Web programmers, self-employed professionals, self-unemployed entrepreneurs, and various independent types who meet once every week in West Knoxville. Throw me into the self-unemployed entrepreneurs and web programmer categories.  I think […]


Local Web Wars

Jack Lail comments on the Golden Age of Web News: The community will certainly win through more intense and competition-honed news coverage and some damn good local news Web sites. For those of us on the outside looking in, this is the most encouraging result of competition.  The news organization that can bring us the […]


Pouring The Coals

It doesn’t seem like very long ago that The Missus and I would spend way too much time watching something boring on TV or being distracted from writing by some other excuse.  But for the last week or so it seems like we’ve been doing very little but writing.  Last night we had to actually […]


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A Call to Action!

If you haven’t subscribed to my feed, now would be a good time to do so.  There is a special prize inside every post that’s available to feed subscribers only.  You’ll be especially interested in this if you’re a blogger…


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Found–Another Good WordPress Resource

I’ve been spending the last few days working on a couple of new projects that I plan on launching later this week or early next week. On Monday I put my first WordPress plugin out for the world to, uh, bash. Just kidding (not really). I’ve been lucky enough to find a few people who […]


Smoking Still Legal Near Hospitals

From the KNS: Burchett and the House sponsor, Rep. Johnny Shaw, D-Bolivar, said the measure would help protect the health of hospital patients, their families and medical staff. That’s funny, because every time I drive by a hospital I’m utterly amazed at the number of supposedly educated health care professionals who are standing outside puffing […]


RSS Awareness Day

May 1st has been declared RSS Awareness Day by, uh, some folks who want to raise awareness about RSS. I was actually surprised to learn that only 5.4% of internet users are currently using RSS. I’m pretty vigilant about watching my subscriber numbers, so I would LOVE to increase RSS usage to somewhere closer to […]


Me Fit? Maybe Not. How About Wii Fit?

So the other night I was watching Chelsea Handler and she had Tina Yothers on. You know, the girl from Family Ties who wasn’t Mallory? Anyway, she was pretty hard core about being on Celebrity Fit Club, and seemed like a pretty cool woman, so the next time I saw Celebrity Fit Club was on […]


Some Suggested Reading

The KNS has an article today about the Young-Williams Animal Center.  The article is a nice, well written local story.  The comments, however, are tremendous. Billie is amazing.  If the KNS could find space to give Billie his/her own column, or at least a blog, I would be eternally grateful. If you like to laugh […]