Going Cardboard 4 for 40 sale

I wanted to make my own contribution to the holiday sales scene this year.  Since Black Friday happens really late this time around, though, I’m starting now.  For the month of November, I’m running a “4 for $40” sale on Going Cardboard DVDs. “What am I going to do with 4 copies of this movie?” you may ask yourself. Well, I’m […]

Shoot Again Filming at Chicago Pinball Expo

When you’re making an indie documentary, efficiency is everything. It’s a shoe-string budget, or often no budget at all, really. For this reason, big gatherings, expos, or conventions about what you’re filming are beyond gold; they present make or break opportunities. When you can’t be flying all over the world interviewing the key experts and personalities for your film, having a location where you […]

Email spam case study by Rosetta Stone

Rosetta Stone recently conducted an interesting experiment on the subject of email spam.  Only, they didn’t do it on purpose, exactly, and I don’t think they probably learned anything from the results.  First, let me say, I work for a competitor of Rosetta Stone’s, Transparent Language.  We’re the quiet ones, spending our money on product improvements and more languages instead […]

I’m always on the lookout for gaming things I can get super-obsessed about. I camped outside the local Target overnight for the Nintendo Wii.  I visited the Skyrim food truck, and of course went to the midnight launch to pick up the game.  For me, that’s bonus material.  It’s also why Kickstarter is my kryptonite. So the other day when a […]

So, Grand Theft Auto V came out last week, with crazy amazing sales figures. It’s not really my thing, but I caught a Kotaku article written by a video game store clerk, expressing concern and disappointment about the number of parents buying it for their young kids.  I quite agree, the article was disheartening and disturbing. I Sold Too Many Copies of […]

I’m pretty interested in pinball, and the pinball resurgence.  So I have a Google Alert set up, not surprisingly, for the keyword “pinball”.  I scan that for interesting results to share with my social audiences, such as the Google+ Pinball Enthusiasts Community I created.  This has led to an observation; local news sites are often behind the SEO times.  Understandably, […]

My first Google Hangout

Yeah, yeah… so I’d never been on a Google Hangout before. I haven’t actually seen Rocky Horror Picture Show, either, or attended a Star Trek convention (yet).  Thankfully, I remedied one of those deficiencies last Friday as a panel member for Mia Voss’ Social Media Power Chat.  These occur every Friday, and involve a number of fine folks in the social media […]

Minimalist kitchen purge

A friend of mine recently took a minimalist challenge for 30 days, and blogged the results.  I found his experience inspiring, and since we are thinking of moving in the next year or two, I started applying the minimalist mentality to our own collection of stuff. Well, nowhere is this approach more applicable than in the kitchen.  The kitchen presents a […]

So we got it, our grail pin, a Star Trek: The Next Generation.  A machine made two decades ago, and notorious for being tempermental.  But it’s Next Gen.  With voice-overs from the actual cast, and designed by pin god Steve Ritchie.  I mean, it includes the “Space: the final frontier…” monologue. We’ve been after this one for a while, and […]

Meal strategery for busy moms

I’m a mother of two with a full-time job, side projects, and maybe a couple hobbies and aspirations.  I’m ‘leaning in’ about as far as I can without falling over.  I love to cook, but it’s so hard to pull off on any given weeknight.  I did a reality check the other week and craigslisted my KitchenAid mixer and Cuisinart ice cream […]