Sunday, October 28, 2007

Red Lobster FTW on Jennie's Birthday

We went to Red Lobster tonight to celebrate Jennie's birthday. The player below contains about nine and a half minutes of that time.

I've also been having ppl call in to leave a voicemail wishing her a Happy Birthday. I'm going to mash up everyone's voicemails into a montage for her.

*FTW = for the win; i.e., used to indicate an awesome choice.

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Thursday, October 25, 2007

Podcast Feeds Not Working With FeedPlayer?

FeedBurner podcast feeds are not playing on BigContact's FeedPlayer ( Native feeds do - original RSS 2.0 feeds work. Are Google's servers denying service from FeedPlayer bcuz of amt of traffic? Is this more traffic than Google's servers can handle? What gives?

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Tuesday, October 16, 2007

New Media Cincinnati Meetup

The results of the informal, unscientific poll are in, and it looks like most folks want to meet at the Golden Corral in Middletown. It's actually in Franklin, according to the website (map). For more details about the meetup this coming Saturday, head over to

I plan to get there around 4 PM.

Update: We have set up a Twitter presence to help communicate with friends on Twitter -

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Saturday, October 13, 2007

Vote on your preferred meetup location in Middletown, Ohio

In my conversations with several of you on Twitter and elsewhere, there appears to be some good interest in having a podcasting, new media, social media-type of meetup in the Greater Cincinnati area. A number of you are in Dayton, Ohio and even beyond.

With this in mind, I propose that we meet in Middletown, Ohio - halfway between Cincinnati and Dayton (hence the name? lol). I stopped there for gas this morning and looked around. Some things have changed since we lived there some years ago, but some stuff hasn't.

I've set up a poll in the sidebar of this blog for you to pick the locations you prefer. If you would like to suggest a different location I haven't included that you know is in Middletown, please leave it in the comments below.

I'm thinking of Saturday, October 20, 2007 around 4 PM as the time for us to meetup and get to know one another better.

The meetup is open to anyone, whether you're into podcasting or new media, or are simply interested, or just want to come hang out and listen to the rest of us talk.

To reiterate, I strongly feel that the purpose of this meetup needs to be a really informal way for us to get to meet each other in person. Not much more. Well, that, and to talk about the next time we all could get together, too.

The poll closes on Friday, October 12, 2007 at 11:59 PM EDT. If there's a tie, I'll choose one of them myself.

I really am looking forward to seeing everyone get together! Vote now.

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Friday, October 12, 2007

Considering a job offer

Good morning, you wonderful people!

I have a decision I need to make about a job change very soon - even today. I was given a consulting-type job offer that I'm seriously considering.

So many things point to it being good; a lot of the opposites to my current position.

I'm working through concerns over whether I can really do this new job, because it's different from what I've been doing. You see, in my current position, I get to be creative, and I've learned THAT is one of my strongest motivators.

I'm not sure that exists with this new job. But I'm considering taking it and then looking for something creative as a hobby outside of work. I mean, I already have creative hobbies outside of work, but continuing with them.

Another thing that strongly motivates me is that I can really do a good job at what I've been tasked to do; i.e., I want to set myself up for success in the work I do.

As I type that last sentence, it almost sounds like I'm limiting myself - maybe I am. In most of my adult life, I've not been one to take many risks, especially since I'm the primary breadwinner of our family.

Yet I can't help think that this could be the Lord prompting me to "get out of the boat."

I appreciate your thoughts and prayers and comments.

crossposted to Get That Job!

Monday, October 08, 2007

Daniel Johnson, Jr. Interview on Post It Cast Live on Tuesday

Post It Cast Live
Host: Michael W. Moss
Episode: Interview With Dan Johnson Jr.
Host Of The Journey Inside My Mind Podcast:
Also huge promoter of a great cause:
Tuesday, 09 October 2007
6:15 pm Eastern
live podcast
Talkcast ID 32555
Answers Here

Check out my other blogs:
Daniel Johnson, Jr.
Journey Inside My Mind Podcast
Get That Job!

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Wednesday, October 03, 2007

VIDEO: 20/20 Story on Domestic Violence

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. I saw this video from YouTube and had to share it with you. It comes from 20/20, and I am very grateful that ABC has let it be up there.

It's over 20 minutes long, and it contains graphic content. Domestic violence is real. It's disturbing, and it's outraging.

If you or someone you know is in a domestic violence situation, there is help.

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7933)

Please head over to the Journey Inside My Mind Podcast throughout October, because I'm posting content from the recent One Voice Domestic Violence Community Awareness Walk. Or, if you have iTunes, add the show with a single click. That way you'll get new content as it gets released.

Help stop domestic violence!

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Update on My Uncle Walt - Mom got to talk to him

This email came in from my Mom overnight. For more on the context, check out the earlier post.

I called Ken to get an update since he didn't call me over the weekend.

Ken said they have to give Walt a pint of blood today. The doctors say they don't think he has another bleed, but that this machine(artificial heart) is using up the blood somehow. Ken and I figure it something like evaporation somehow.

But, Walt's white blood count is going higher again. Not by much, but it is going up, so Ken and Julie don't know if he is starting another infection.

Last year this time Walt weighed 265 lbs, much of it fluid. This past August he was down to 240. Presently he is down to 165. 100 pounds lost since a year ago.

He hardly eats. He wants to but has no appetite. Ken said he is trying really hard to do what he needs to do in order to survive.

Julie drove to Cleveland today to check on her Dad. She took a bunch of pictures of the family. When he saw them he broke down and cried. Then he picked up each picture and kissed it.

He is really homesick too. So he is starting to get depressed. I am going to find out if he can get mail, and if he can, I'll find out the address. Maybe we could start a card campaign to lift his spirits.

Ken said there are several cardiac ICU units at the Cleveland Clinic. The one Walt is in is like a MASH unit, using Ken's words. There are 7 beds, and from Walt's bed you can see the other 6.

Julie and Ken are going to ask the doctors to put Walt back on the transplant list. They feel if he has to be opened up again, it might as well be for a new heart. They think all this is taking a toll on their Dad physically and mentally.

So while I was talking to Ken, he did a 3 way call and got hooked up to a phone by his Dad, and we were able to talk for a minute.

Walt sounds very weak. If you didn't know better, you would think he was an elderly woman.

I told him to hang in there, that we all were rooting for him and that he needs to get better to come see me here in CA and go fishing in Lake Oroville (California). He said it sounds like a plan.

I didn't talk long because he was so weak, and I could hear the strain in his voice.

So that's the latest news. Keep praying.

Love all of you,

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