I made a music

It’s been a very, very long time since i just sat down with a guitar and jammed for an evening. Last night I started with a mandolin, then switched to banjo, and then ended up on a guitar. I decided to change the tuning to C G D G B E, and use a capo to cover D G B E on the fifth fret.

Apparently, when you try to use Youtube’s own recording option, you get a Flash player, which Chromebook finds somewhat disagreeable, so I had some crashes. I went through five takes, and this was what I played on the fifth try:

What I learned at the SDL Tridion MVP retreat: Sharing is Caring


All the way back in Febuary Ferbruary Febfruary the second month of this year, I wrote about how I’d been nominated for this really cool award, the SDL Tridion Most Valued Professional award. Also known as the Tridion MVP award. It was a really, really  cool honor to have been nominated, and I got all sorts of cool perks:

  • A really cool badge
  • Access to a super secret chat room
  • Invitations to special meetings, where we plot to take over the world discuss upcoming changes to SDL products

And, an invitation to Portugal.  This post is about that.
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Frank vs. Europe: Part 3

If you’ve been following these adventures in schadenfreude Europe, you should be well-aware that Amsterdam is not necessarily the most navigable of places for beginning a journey. But like all things which are European, the intraversable nature of Amsterdam can also be conquered. In today’s episode, we do a general wrap-up of the first Amsterdam experience. Read More

Frank vs. Europe: Part 2

In episode 1 of Frank vs. Europe we saw our dashingly handsome — and surprisingly short — hero fly into The Netherlands on the wings of a ghastly metal, time-warping bird, and tour the Land of Neder with his powerful side kick, Piti — who has the gift of an inner google. In today’s episode we discover that Piti is the Kato to Frank’s Green Hornet.
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Frank vs. Europe: Part 1

A few months ago I got a rare opportunity. I was invited to speak at a conference. In Amsterdam. Robert Curlette was hosting the first ever Tridion Developer Summit, and, as an MVP, I was extended the opportunity to stand in front of people and run my mouth about code or what-have-you. If you know me, you know that I don’t have a problem not shutting up. So, I accepted the invitation, and began preparing my presentation (which is why I haven’t been blogging much lately). The conference was fun, but the results of that are for a different post (or series of posts). This one is about my adventures in Europe.

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Eight Things You Don’t Need to Say to a Couple that’s Adopting

My wife and I are adopting. We’ve been married for almost twelve years, so we’ve gotten some experience explaining the “kid situation” to people we meet. This is a very exciting time in our lives and we can’t wait for the opportunity to be parents. But, very often when we share our excitement about adopting, someone has to say something that’s annoying, frustrating, or hurtful. So, here’s a handy guide of things you don’t need to say to, or ask of, a couple that’s adopting.

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