• And The Blog Fell Silent

    July 5, 2007

    Goodbye, USA. Manilla, here I come. For those of you not in the “my-own-little-world” loop, my wife and I are heading to the Philippines to help one of our missionaries and speak at some local schools and universities. I’m going to be sans phone and my email access will be spotty, so if you really... Read More

  • Where Are You, Plasticmind?

    June 25, 2007

    Hope the crickets chirping over here at my blog didn’t scare anyone off. I caught this little mantis to make sure the crickets don’t come ’round again. (Ain’t he cute?) For those wondering whether I’d turn up dead along some abandon interstate in Alabama, thanks for the cards, emails and blog post suggestions. I’ve been... Read More

  • Hack-a-licious

    April 6, 2007

    Well, a few weeks ago I spent a couple of days in New York City for Six Apart’s Hack-a-thon and Executive Summit. It was really great to meet people who actually looked interested when I talked about web development and user interface design. It’s hard sitting alone in an office all day discovering new things... Read More

  • On The Eve of My 30th Year

    April 5, 2007

    “Behind the closed door,      Something waits, something hidden; Future lies beyond.” My parents have told me that when I was a very small child, I would happily go to anyone. My brother and sister would cry when handed off to strangers, but I was a very sociable baby. Even when I lived in Japan, I... Read More

  • Flu-induced Monologue

    February 15, 2007

    I woke up this morning with a rotten stomach ache. I drove into work, thinking it was our Valentine’s Dinner still giving me grief; but it kept getting worse and worse and pretty soon I felt that achy chill on the back of my arms and across my scalp. I lay on the floor of... Read More

  • Back

    December 27, 2006

    Hi everyone. I’m back. I had a wonderful time away from the 0’s and 1’s. Only touched the computer for five minutes over the space of five days. Ah… I needed that. More pictures to come shortly (372, to be exact.)

  • Do It For Your Mouth’s Sake

    December 10, 2006

    Does it count as shameless self-promotion if I plug my wife’s site? Bah, who cares. My wife has always been a fantastic cook, so I thought for her birthday, I’d give her a website (that’s not as bad a golf clubs, right?) where she can share her favorite family recipes and stories with the blogosphere.... Read More

  • 9rules Is Now An In-Network Call

    December 8, 2006

    Wow. I’ve been a big fan of 9rules for a while now; they have a strong sense of good design and great content. I applied a few weeks ago (along with 1190 other entrants) during their fifth round of submissions, and today I was surprised to find an email welcoming me to the network in... Read More

  • Dear Readers, Please Comment

    November 21, 2006

    We all love attention, admit it. That little rush you get when you see 20 comments on a single post sort of makes life feel ok again. But that’s not what this post is about. As much as I like shameless self-promotion, that’s not what I’m looking for commments about. It’s about my forums. Let’s... Read More

  • Self-centered?

    November 16, 2006

    I had Snapshirts (kudos to Marlo) build me a tag cloud based on the most commonly used words on my site. I guess it’s a bad sign that plasticmind is larger than god. How do keep blogging, a primarily an individualistic endeavor, from becoming a shrine to ourselves? Also, anyone care to share thoughts about... Read More

  • Sex, Lies and Videotapes

    October 18, 2006

    Nothing like peer pressure to make you do something stupid.

  • The Diary of a Madman?

    August 14, 2006

    Mike Wallace calls him “a rather attractive man, very smart, savvy, self-assured, good looking in a strange way. He’s an impressive fellow, this guy. He really is… You’ll find him an interesting man. I expected more of a firebrand. I don’t think he has the slightest doubt about how he feels … about the American... Read More

  • Indecent Exposure, Journaling vs. Blogging and Other Saturday PM Thoughts

    July 29, 2006

    Well, I’m really just writing this post to apologize to everyone for the state of disarray in my forums. I’m hacking punBB to pieces in the strong delusion hope that it will: a) become a vibrant community of people discussing important things b) bring back all the people who got bored with it and left... Read More

  • Dear Jesus, Will Spammers Go To Heaven?

    July 22, 2006

    You know, sometimes I sympathize with people. Even people who’ve done horrible stuff. I pat them on the back and say, “God loves you, in spite of your sin.” Grace is an amazing thing. But sometimes I get to wonderin’ about spammers. Who are these people that think I want gold watches, hot girls, vicodin,... Read More

  • Vox

    June 13, 2006

    Six Apart has done a very good thing. They’ve made me enjoy blogging again. If you poke your nose over the edge of their cauldron, you’ll see a blogging service like no other simmering in private beta. A closer look reveals that you can post articles, photos, video, audio. I know, you can do that... Read More