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Monday, December 3rd, 2012


Vanishing Point

A Google or Bing Search for “…” returns zero results, which is strange since I frequently use this construct in all of my writing. I’m unable to use the search engines to generate any insights for this blog post (though I can use “…” as a Microsoft Word document title). Therefore I have to create this post relying solely on brain power :.)

A Comprehensive Guide To Blog Comment Spam

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

At the SEMpdx blog, someone was generous enough to leave an entire dictionary of blog comment spam as a blog comment. For educational purposes only, I’m sharing it with you now:

The Infinite E-book Project

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

For my next moneymaking venture, I think I’m going to write an e-book about how to make money online.

I will then upload it to my website and attempt to monetize it by driving targeted traffic to the sales page and convert those visitors into sales.

When people buy the e-book and read if for the first time, I will suggest to them that they should write an e-book about how to make money online.

They should then upload their e-book to their website and attempt to monetize it by driving targeted traffic to the sales page and convert those visitors into sales.

Goodbye (SEO) Columbus

Monday, February 7th, 2011

Most search marketers are aware of the awesome power of social media as a check upon predatory behavior (for any and all stupid acts tend to be presented to the entire community for comment / censure/ ridicule).  However, there are a few members of the community that are too thick-headed to realize that community wrath can become a very personal problem if they act inappropriately.

One of my social media friends is Mike Halvorsen, who does search engine optimization in Columbus Ohio.  He has earned a top Google ranking for the search terms “SEO Columbus”, a very relevant generic search phrase for his professional services. 

Ca-Sheesh

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

“I have no pride
I have no shame
You gotta make it rain
Make it rain!”…Tom Waits

I run a bunch of side gigs for folks in various aspects of Internet Marketing. One of the people I was working with was late in paying me, and when I made that fact known to them, I was told it would be soon taken care of. Sure enough, an envelope was passed to me by that person. It felt pretty thick, so I was thinking that perhaps they included some paperwork with the payment. Imagine my surprise when I opened it to see it full of mostly small bills (unbundled 20’s…and it was only about half of what I was owed).

3 Minutes Of Sex Jokes

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

“…I’d like to talk about Politics…but first, a little Foggy Mountain Breakdown…” Steve Martin

A while back, I was watching a TV spot featuring singer Marc Cohn who was promoting his new record “Listening Booth: 1970”…an album that I later listened to and didn’t actually think was all that great. During an otherwise forgettable interview and TV performance, he made the following statement (which I’m paraphrasing since it is from my memory) which stuck with me because I remember initially vehemently disagreeing with it.

Digital Reminiscence

Friday, November 19th, 2010


The Lovely Bones

I was scanning through my most recent college alumni newsletter when I came across the news that someone with whom I lived in a dorm my freshman year (in a very small house of a couple dozen people) had died about 3 months ago. Reading the news stunned me…not that I had any contact with him since college ended but he was only a year older than I and really was a totally cool guy. I certainly wanted to find out as much as possible about what transpired, so I went to Google.

The Road Most Traveled

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

“…Welcome to a Nichiren Shoshu discussion meeting! Tonight throughout the city there are actually – there are hundreds of meetings like this going on, where people are learning about Nam-myoho-renge-kyo and Gohonzon!

Meadows: [to Budduskey] What’s a "gohonzon"?

Buddusky: Shhh. I’ll tell ya ’bout it later.”…The Last Detail

Amazing what can happen when one takes a little detour from their normal routine.

Chris Dudley Campaign Email FAIL

Monday, October 11th, 2010

Many don’t know than in Oregon, each taxpayer can give $50 to a political candidate and that $50 is applied as a tax credit on that person’s Oregon tax return (which essentially makes the donation free to the donor). So at the end of last year, my Republican wife’s $50 went to Chris Dudley (who had just entered the Oregon Governor’s race) and my $50 went to John Kitzhaber.

Google Street View 1968 (Model Shop)

Monday, October 4th, 2010

I watch a lot of movies from the 1960’s and 1970’s and in that cultural vein, I recently viewed “Model Shop”  with Anouk Aimee and Gary Lockwood.   As a conventional movie, it wasn’t great and it definitely felt culturally dated.  As an anthropological / sociological relic from the near past, it was absolutely mesmerizing and because of my personal relationship with the movie locale, it was a total mindf***.


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