new job: metaweb

At the end of July I quit working for Tellme fulltime and starting consulting with a number of companies. The plan was the consulting to be a short term thing until I was able to get a company started with a friend. Long story short, … “new job: metaweb”

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Renovare Conference

This past weekend I attended a Renovare conference hosted by MPPC. The primary presenters were Dallas Willard, John Ortberg, and Richard Foster. It was a lot of fun to watch these three men teaching and interacting together. You could tell they held each other in … “Renovare Conference”

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Business is the Way to Address Poverty

Many people are aware of the excellent work done by the Grameen bank. They have pioneered micro loans as a way to fuel economic development. A new twist to this is http://kiva.org which is attempting to link donors to the people who are taking the … “Business is the Way to Address Poverty”

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Bear Bags

Backpackers have to protect their food against animals while they sleep.  In most parts of the country correctly hanging food in a bear bags can be effective. Unfortunately bags won’t protect your food in Yosemite were the bears see backpackers and think “Great, I get another treat filled piñata … “Bear Bags”

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Lessons from Dad

As I reflect on my father’s life, and can’t help but be struck by what a powerful influence he was on me.  I fear that while my adolescent rebellion against him was mild, it was long lived.  It took me a long time to see … “Lessons from Dad”

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Carl Verber

Obituary Atlanta Journal Constitution 10/10/02 GaTech ECE:  In Remembrance of Carl Verber Patents by Verber and some publications Lessons from Dad

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Packing & Traveling Light

My wife and I went on a multi-week trip to Xinjiang China to help a non-profit organization. We both fit everything we personally needed into a carry-on bag. This permitted our two check-through bags to be filled with educational materials that we would deliver to … “Packing & Traveling Light”

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Cable Nonsense

How much difference do cables make? My experience and several experts listed below is “not a lot”. I participated in a blind A-B test which compared a $1.50/meter 12 gauge speaker cable from a hardware store and a number high end audiophile cables that cost … “Cable Nonsense”

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Books

Books have played a significant role in who I am. There are a number of books that really changed me. There is an even larger number of books I recommend because they have enriched my life.

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Faith

Everyone has a personal faith. Some people place their faith in traditional religions while others collect ideas from various sources and create a unique, personal faith. Sometimes people put their faith in social or political movements. Still others place their faith in progress or technology, that is the future. Not everyone has a well thought out faith, not everyone recognizes what their faith is, but everyone lives by some sort of faith.

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