2013 Race Calendar

These are events that I’ve committed to for the 2013 calendar year.  I’ll likely add some more events, such as 5Ks and half-marathons, but these are the events I’m focused on.  My ‘A’ race this year is definitely the Vineman in July, but I plan to put in a strong showing for the Austin half-ironman.  Last year I finished the Austin HIM in 5:45, I’d like to...
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Top 10 Twitter 101 tips & tricks

Recently I’ve had quite a few friends ask me how to get started on Twitter.  Below is a list of basic Twitter tips and tricks that I use: 1. Build an audience: Follow People It’s not fun talking to yourself … the good news is that building an audience on Twitter is pretty straight-forward: be relevant, focus on specific topics, but most importantly follow other...
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Kindle Fire … not for me

I’ve carried both an iPad (1st generation) and an Amazon Kindle (3rd generation).  I really like both.  The iPad was like a mini-laptop and the Kindle was great to travel with, especially with its amazing battery life. About 6 months ago my first generation iPad was stolen.  The plan was to wait for the iPad 3, but along comes the Amazon Kindle Fire in September at a paltry $200. I...
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It’s on the Internet, so it must be true

A bit tongue-in-cheek, but here is a recent statistic I saw quoted on Twitter: “90% of txts are open w/in 14 seconds of receipt.” I’m always looking for great new statistics to quote, but I also always research them — if they are not linked to research — to figure out where the statistic originated. I started with the above quote in Google.  Not much came back so I...
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Top 10 best travel tools

A quick list of some of my favorite travel tools (not in any particular order). 1.Seatguru If you travel frequently Seatguru will help you find the best seat on the flight.  I use this all the time to figure out which seat has power so I can run my laptop on those long international flights. 2. Room77.com Kind of like Seatguru.com but for hotel rooms.  I don’t use this as frequently...
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