Time Capsule for 2042 Occupants

There was enough room for my son and a time capsule.

After finding space for a family time capsule I sealed it up this past weekend with pictures and questions such as: Do you still use credit cards? It is very important to research the type of materials that go into creating a time capsule to make sure in 30 or 40 years there is something to open.

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A tweet down memory lane–an experiment in recording personal history

I posted mid-week on “Railroad Crossing,” my history, nostalgia, and trains blog, about my plans to apply social media in order to record some of my personal experiences and introduce others to history and railroading in Fremont. I plan on using my @rrx_clk Twitter feed to live tweet as I “go home for the last […]

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With my grad work complete, now what?

Last week I graduated with a Master of Science in Software Engineering and am still waiting for the grades to be posted and the ink to dry on my diploma before everything is verified. This has not stopped me from taking time to change my LinkedIn profile, work email signature, business cards, and to begin […]

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Think like a human, not a computer

In movies, when computers think for us it leads to disaster (think Global Thermal Nuclear War). We often believe putting computers in charge of all of our data is the answer as they can process information quickly, filter out what we don’t want and leave us with only the good stuff. You get no spam, […]

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Disruptive Innovation – the automobile in 1910

A concept is disruptive if it challenges the old ways of doing things. These challenges typically have a group of people embracing it while another group bemoans it. Think of online news or music sold as MP3s rather than dead tree papers or CD albums. Often-times the numbers of those embracing the new technology spread […]

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Go to where the people are – Lesson from “The Jerk”

One thing I hear over and over is “go to where the people are.” If you are in the business of promoting yourself or your business and you aren’t on Facebook or Google, you don’t exist. I’m reminded of Steve Martin’s character Navin in The Jerk when he found his name published in the phone […]

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