October 2007

Happy Halloween

by derek on October 31, 2007 · 17 comments

Happy Halloween! Hope everyone has a fun and safe evening. We’ve got a nice little Halloween tradition on our street – all of the moms get together and hand out candy to the kids arriving at the door. The dads load up a cooler with some “cold pops” and take all of the kids out […]


Blame Halo 3

by derek on October 30, 2007 · 13 comments

Is this what I have to look forward to if I win the autographed copy of Halo 3 Legendary Edition from Leo Chiang? Hope you enjoyed the video, I know it made me laugh and I’ve yet to play Halo 3.


Speedlinking – 29 Oct 2007

by derek on October 29, 2007 · 7 comments

The last few months I have been using the first Speedlinking post of each month to give a little recognition to the top commentators from the previous month. This post represents the last Speedlinking post of the month so I thought I would give a little recognition to the blogs that have referred the most […]


Winning a copy of Halo 3 Legendary Edition would be cool enough but how would you like to win an autographed copy of the game? Before you start drooling I have to say the autograph is not from Master Chief. The autograph isn’t even from anyone involved with the actual game. But I have talked […]


Halloween is just around the corner – have you picked out your Halloween costumes yet? Our oldest son is going to be a zombie skeleton this year while our youngest son is going to be a boxer. This year represents a new step in our house as it is the first time either of our […]


Herd Mentality

by derek on October 25, 2007 · 14 comments

Have you ever stopped to look at examples of herd mentality in every day life? Lately the blogosphere has produced a few examples of herd mentality – BlogRush and WidgetBucks. You might recall not too long ago that there were quite a few bloggers, including well-known “A-list” bloggers, promoting BlogRush. As smaller bloggers witnessed the […]


Bloggin' Ain't Easy

by derek on October 24, 2007 · 23 comments

When I first thought about writing this post, I wanted to re-write the lyrics to the song Pimpin’ Ain’t Easy with a spin on blogging. But then I couldn’t decide if I should use Big Daddy Kane’s song as a base or whether I should recognize the O.G. Ice-T with his song. So…I’ve scrapped the […]


In the event that you have not noticed, ShoeMoney and John Chow are currently competing in an RSS contest with one another. As a brief recap of the contest, they are conducting a “marketing challenge” to see who can gain the most RSS subscribers in the month of October. They each noted their FeedBurner subscriber […]


Speedlinking – 22 Oct 2007

by derek on October 22, 2007 · 7 comments

Last week was a little crazy with various ailments being passed around at our house and a busy work schedule. As a result I was only able to get three posts out for the week, which I believe is an all-time low since I started this blog seven months ago. While I wasn’t able to […]


Don't Forget Your Great Ideas

by derek on October 18, 2007 · 16 comments

Picture the following scenario – you are away from your normal work area when you have a great idea. You make a mental note of it and promise yourself that you will remember once you have a chance to get back to your work area and record the idea. I’ll bet on at least one […]