Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Six years later and the move to hosted WordPress

Maybe you noticed on danieljohnsonjr.com that I'm moving to WordPress. If not, here's a heads-up.

I've played around with free hosting since I first set up my GeoCities site back in 2002. I still have "Dan's Links" set up as my home page on my browser. (Stop laughing. It's worked for me. ;P)

I've got me some web hosting and am slowly working my way in moving my blogs to hosted WordPress. I'm having to learn about nameservers and public_html, Fantastico, and all that fun stuff. But I'm really looking forward to playing with PHP and MySQL, since I've done a lot of SQL Server development for work.

If things here appear a bit wonky for awhile, that's why. Also, if you'd like to offer some free advice during the transition, feel free to leave it in the comments, or contact me through the usual channels.

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Friday, August 08, 2008

VSP: 08-08-08

Okay, time for another Very Special Post. This post was, um, posted at 08:08 on 08/08/08. Because I can.

Interestingly, several neat events are happening today as well. I may update this post to include what I've been able to find, but feel free to document any you've found in the comments.

Make it a great day!



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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Happy Birthday, Keisha!


11 Years Old
Originally uploaded by danieljohnsonjr
Eleven years later and I can still remember it like it was yesterday. Here are some links to a 2003 series I wrote about her birth:
Happy Birthday, Keisha! You make me proud every day. I'm so grateful that God chose me to be your Daddy.

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Saturday, July 05, 2008

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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Third Annual Gospel Fest Brings Praise to Cincinnati, Hope for Indonesia

Cincinnati Church of Christ
3rd Annual Gospel Fest



Sponsored by Cincinnati Church of Christ
Hosted by P. Ann Everson Price


(Host of Gospel's Best on WMOJ 100.3 FM)

Join us for an inspiring afternoon of praise!!

Featuring artists including:
Cincinnati Church of Christ Mass Choir
Cincinnati Church of Christ Voice of Truth
Cincinnati Super Choir
Team Cincinnati (from Clash of the Choirs)
Mt. Zion Baptist Male Chorus
Peace and Serenity
Derek, the Prodigal Son
New Identity
Landmark Baptist Choir

WHEN: Sunday, June 22, 2008
TIME: 4:00 PM
PLACE: 4220 East Galbraith Road, Cincinnati, OH 45236 (map)



All donations go towards Special Missions Contribution for Indonesia



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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Happy Anniversary to Us!


Thirteen years ago Jennie and I embarked on this wonderful adventure that is marriage. In some ways it feels like only yesterday; in others, it feels like quite a while. I love how time is elastic like that.











I haven't typically been one to give greeting cards, so I hope that she'll be impressed when she gets the one I'm giving her, even if it came from a card store. It reads:

Baby, when I think about us,
I can't help but love
what we've become.
Yes, those early days
of you and me were amazing.
But now, we've eased
into this deep, soulful groove...
the kind that fills in
all the missing beats
of a man's life
with what's real and true...

You're the rhythm to my rhyme --
smooth and steady
as a heartbeat.
You complete me, Baby.
And while I've loved
every stage of us,
I wouldn't give anything for this one --
the one where we
know each other by heart.

You're the woman who grooves me.
Always have. And, Baby...
you always will.

Happy Anniversary


I noticed that Ed from Ed's Mixed Bag played my request for Ingrid Michaelson's "The Way I Am" on his latest show. Thanks, Ed!

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Thursday, June 12, 2008

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Utterz from the Road - Random Thoughts at 65 mph


Another Utterz from the Road, with thoughts about

* Managing Multiple Online Identities, future session at http://podcampohio.com/

* Online Personal Branding

* Snapshot memory of playing on Slip 'n' Slide on Memorial Day growing up

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Friday, May 23, 2008

Friday, May 16, 2008

Utterz from the Road - An Epiphany


In this Utterz from the Road, I share an epiphany I've had with respect to how I look at my life and where I fit in. Another burst of deep thinking during the commute. Thanks for listening! Feel free to share any thoughts you have.

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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Monday, May 12, 2008

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

New Media Cincinnati - Virtual Teams (20-mins)



At the May 2008 New Media Cincinnati meetup, Kristen Beireis (http://virtualhelper4u.com/) shared some thoughts about building and managing virtual teams online. The discussion lasts about 20 minutes.

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New Media Cincinnati May- iRiver Introductions


In typical fashion, I passed my iRiver around the room and had everyone introduce themselves. I believe this list is complete and accurate. Please let me know if there need to be additions or corrections.

In order of appearance:
1. Daniel Johnson, Jr.: http://twitter.com/…ljohnsonjr
2. Brandon Kilby: http://twitter.com/papstio (correction from what's on the audio)
3. Mike Stanton: http://twitter.com/mstanton
4. Jeff Hertlein: http://twitter.com/feste2, http://linkedin.com/…ffhertlein
5. Matthew Bitter: http://twitter.com/xiero (thanks Jeff H. for looking that up)
6. Neil, Laura, and Mari Smith: http://smithsoccasional.wordpress.com/
7. D.G. Hollums: http://twitter.com/Argon52, http://theguyspodcast.com/, http://praxispodcast.com/
8. Jeremy Laughlin: http://twitter.com/Phlegon
9. Joe Budde, Jr.: - http://joebuddejr.com/
10. Katy and Shawn: http://gameluv.com/
11. Angelo Mandato: http://angelo.mandato.com/, http://podcampohio.com/
12. Barbara Baker: http://kolbemarket.com/, http://twitter.com/BarbaraKB
13. Joe Wessels: http://cindaily.com/, - http://twitter.com/cindaily
14. Ram: http://xearn.com/, - http://twitter.com/ram18
15. Jennifer Griffin: http://twitter.com/jengriff
16. Heath Parks: http://batmangeek.com/, http://twitter.com/hpbatman7
17. Mike Cornett: http://vizmedia.biz/
18. Debba Haupert: http://girlfriendology.com/, http://twitter.com/…riendology
19. Kristen Beireis: http://twitter.com/…enthusiast, http://virtualhelper4u.com/, http://amazingsteps.com/

Facebook group: http://newmediacincinnati.com/
Twitter presence: http://twitter.com/newmediacincy

Other items:
1. We're looking for a bigger meeting place! Discussion at http://newmediacincinnati.com/
2. Podcamp Ohio is June 28, 2008 - are you going? Many folks from this group will be doing sessions. More info at http://podcampohio.com/

UPDATE:
1. Fixed URL for @newmediacincy at Twitter
2. Fixed URL for @xiero at Twitter - i instead of L

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Monday, May 05, 2008

How do you remember people's names, etc.?


If you meet a lot of people, what do you do to help you remember their names, etc.? I recalled a book by Harry Lorayne. He was able to recall people he'd just met in a crowd. I would like to be more like that: http://snurl.com/278ji

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Saturday, May 03, 2008

Friday, May 02, 2008

Social Media Dynamics and other local stuff


Talked about blogging vs audio posting and other social media dynamics. <a href="http://webstandards.meetup.com/122/">Dayton Web Standards meetup</a>. <a href="http://newmediacincinnati.com/">New Media Cincinnati</a>. <a href="http://podcampohio.com/">Podcamp Ohio</a>. <a href="http://www.myspace.com/…lassof1988">20-year class reunion</a>. <a href="http://jimmpodcast.com/">Journey Inside My Mind Podcast</a>. <a href="http://thepodfivelive.com/">The Pod 5</a>.

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Monday, April 28, 2008

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Dave Ramsey and The Total Money Makeover


I've been listening to the Dave Ramsey Show via podcast on my commute up to Dayton every day. Our family is going to buy his book The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness. We think this is a good deal. Not sure if we want to wait for it to be delivered or simply go buy it now at the brick and mortar store.



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Saturday, April 12, 2008

Vinoklet Winery as a Meetup Location? (22-min)



I met with Richard Dudley, Director of Hospitality and Marketing for the Vinoklet Winery, to talk about potentially having New Media Cincinnati (http://newmediacincinnati.com) meetups over there. Listen to the audio and check out their website at http://vinokletwines.com/



Should we have a future meetup here?

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Tuesday, April 08, 2008

New Media Cincinnati - Multiple Identities



We had a lively, 30-minute discussion about managing versus merging multiple online identities. Could have easily gone on for an hour. Managing a single online presence is hard enough with all the various social media tools available. Add in more online presences and blogs, and it's easy to see the problem.



Listen to the New Media Cincinnati(http://newmediacincinnati.com/) community discuss this. Feel free to continue the conversation.

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New Media Cincinnati April- iRiver Introductions



iRiver introductions. Btw, the room was really hot when we first started. In order of appearance:

1. Bill Green, http://kd8rx.com/, http://twitter.com/kilodelta

2. Ram, http://xearn.com/

3. Kristen Beireis, http://virtualhelper4u.com/, http://amazingsteps.com/, http://twitter.com/…enthusiast

4. Heath Parks, http://batmangeek.com/, http://heathparks.com/

5. Smith Family, http://smithsoccasional.wordpress.com/

6. Lari Kirby, http://twitter.com/laripk

7. Daniel Lewis, http://theramennoodle.com/, http://djosephdesign.com/

8. Abby Laner, http://abster.wordpress.com/, http://twitter.com/abster725

9. Kevin Dugan, http://prblog.typepad.com/, http://twitter.com/prblog

10. Mike Cornett, http://www.vizmedia.biz/

11. Chris Beiting, http://helpigotamac.com/, http://twitter.com/beiting

12. Debba Haupert, http://girlfriendology.com/, http://twitter.com/…riendology

13. Greg Haupert, http://callgregcreative.com/

14. Daniel Johnson, Jr., http://danieljohnsonjr.com/, http://twitter.com/…ljohnsonjr

15. Andy Osier, http://andyosier.com/, http://halftonemedia.com/

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Monday, April 07, 2008

Memorial to Robin Broxterman and Brian Schira



Talk about the loss of two Colerain Township firefighters, Robin Broxterman and Brian Schira, on April 4, 2008

Community response has been phenomenal and overwhelming

7,000-8,000 firefighters from around the country expected to show up during the funeral procession: http://news.enquirer.com/…ll/article

Recall my Dad being with the Colerain Township Fire Department when it was formed in 1975.

He was with the department when the only other death happened back in 1977, 31 years ago.



Found a version of "Amazing Grace" on bagpipes, recorded at the Cincinnati Museum Center in March 2007

Thoughts and prayers go out to the families and friends of Robin Broxterman and Brian Schira. We know your pain is real.

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Thursday, April 03, 2008

Tuesday, April 01, 2008



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Today is not really my birthday... or is it?

I've already received a few wishes of Happy Birthday today. But my birthday isn't really today... or is it?

It's not my intent to deceive my friends, but rather to deceive those that aggregate my information. You see, there are several ways to compromise your privacy online, and one of them is by revealing your birthday. Combine that with a social security number and an address, and, as Chris Penn says, you have the unholy trinity of identity fraud.

So thanks for the birthday wishes. I should point out that my daughter has been in a month-long campaign of wishing me happy birthday. So feel free. I definitely appreciate it.

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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Friday, March 21, 2008

New Media Cincinnati - Why attend a Podcamp?


In this 20-minute recording from the March 2008 New Media Cincinnati meetup, the group explores the reasons why someone would want to attend a Podcamp. Thanks to Angelo Mandato, Cliff Ravenscraft, Debba Haupert, Krista Neher, Amybeth Hale, and others for their comments.



Please check out http://podcampohio.com/ for more information.

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New Media Cincinnati - iRiver Introductions


At the March New Media Cincinnati meetup, I passed around the iRiver so that folks could introduce themselves, not only to those present at the meetup, but also to folks who were not able to make it.



In order of appearance:

1. Daniel Johnson, Jr. http://danieljohnsonjr.com/

2. Jeremy Laughlin http://twitter.com/phlegon

3. Daniel Lewis http://djosephdesign.com/, http://theramennoodle.com/

4. Andrew Paradies http://photrade.com/, http://andrewparadies.com/

5. Krista Neher http://photrade.com/, http://kristaneher.com/

6. Lin Miller http://linsews.com/

7. Brent Miller http://dbrent.com/, http://sojournchronicles.com/

8. Heather Mandato http://leakybagel.com/blog

9. Angelo Mandato http://podcampohio.com/, http://angelo.mandato.com/

10. Amybeth Hale http://amybethhale.com/

11. Katy McGreevey http://gameluv.com/

12. Shawn Sackenheim http://gameluv.com/

13. Debba Haupert http://girlfriendology.com/

14. Ram http://xearn.com/, http://twitter.com/ram18

15. Cliff Ravenscraft http://twitter.com/GSPN, http://bitcastmedia.com/

16. Kristen Beireis http://virtualhelper4u.com/, http://twitter.com/…enthusiast

17. Andy Osier http://andyosier.com/, http://halftonemedia.com/

18. Barbara Baker http://kolbemarket.com/



Long distance mention of Chris Bergman from http://pausemagazine.com/

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Sunday, March 16, 2008

Fatblogging

Weight: 221.6
Pants size: 40

You may be aware that since the second week of January, all three of us have been attending Weight Watchers meetings. I started out at 231 lbs and size 42 waist.

I'm thinking of blogging my continued efforts. I'd have to say that, in addition to the normal things like tracking what I'm eating better and exercising more, attending regular meetings and having our entire family involved has been really helpful.

There's a whole fatblogging movement going on already here, so I think blogging about my efforts here will help.

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Friday, March 14, 2008

Shaping up to be a busy weekend


The weekend is here and it's setting up to be a busy one:

  • Jennie works tonight.
  • Saturday morning we have our weekly Weight Watchers meeting.
  • After that meeting we're going to call the pediatrician to see if she'll see Keisha about her earache, the same one that's been keeping her from wearing her hearing aids.
  • Saturday afternoon I'm going to the New Media Cincinnati meetup.
  • Sunday morning I'm singing in the choir at church, an a cappella song called "How Excellent". It's gonna be awesome.
  • I'll also be helping run the sound during the service. Come join us if you'd like.
  • Sunday afternoon I have a 20-year reunion planning meeting with other classmates.
  • Sunday evening I'll be on The Pod 5 Live, and I hope you'll join the party there as well.
Somewhere between we'll be resting and eating and grocery shopping and somehow spending time together as a family. I guess I'll be looking forward to getting back to work on Monday so that I can get some rest, ;-) .

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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Twitter makes sharing the subtle nuances of life with friends and family easy

I used to put a small byline by each blog post here at the Journey Inside My Mind Blog:

Mood: Happy
Listening to: Coverville
Reading: Join the Conversation by Joseph Jaffe
Eating: baby carrots
Watching: Twitter in Plain English
These short, bite-sized nuggets (such as what you just saw above)would let you know how and what I was doing. Since August 2006, however, I've opted for a different way: Twitter

You may already know about Twitter, but the folks from Common Craft have put together a video that really helps it make sense:


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