Notes from the Cluetrain

Recently Chris Heuer of BrainJams suggested a re-read of The Cluetrain Manifesto for people attending Beyond Bloggin6 2006. I figured it had a been a while since I had read it, so I picked up a copy. While reading, I wasn’t sure if I had ever read the whole book or just the 95 Theses section. No matter — it was an a refreshing experience to see that the book is aging pretty well. It’s kind of funny to read…

Revive

Revive Glaceau Vitamin Water, my new favorite beverage, (even surpassing my lasting fallback, Gatorade Ice Strawberry, and the dieting college student’s favorite gulp, Grape Propel Fitness Water) was introduced to me last night by my housemate who swears by it. We were out with some friends enjoying a nice Italian dinner, complete with a bottle of wine, when I brought up the fact that by drinking that second glass of wine, I would inevitably wake up with a pounding headache,…

New Document Format

So I’ve discovered the secret to the big changes in Microsoft Word 2007 — there’s a new format. Native 2007 documents aren’t .doc they are .docx. There’s a lot of great functionality in this new format — but of course anyone not on Office 2007 won’t be able to open the document. It’s actually pretty gutsy of Microsoft. There will those that complain, but a common complaint is that Microsoft never moves forward because they allow so much backwards compatibility.…

What’s an Analyst?

I figured that since I scribe this blog, I should let you know what I do at CDG Solutions. I have a very interesting role at CDG, and one that is slowly starting to pop up in more and more interactive shops. It’s a multi-disciplinary role that requires the ability to use the same basic skill set across a variety of tasks — and learn the details of each unique way of using these skills. In a nutshell, an Interactive…

Holy Duplicates Batman!

I changed my RSS feeds over from NewsGator to the native reader in Office 2007 Beta. Easy enough process, just export your OPML file, which is standard for RSS readers and import it back into Outlook. Quite a simple process. Okay — except for the 2000 duplicate posts. Now I’m deleting thousands of duplicates. I’ve been assured this only happens once, but it’s hard to tell since I haven’t even been able to get rid of the first batch of…

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