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    • Google Labs: Page Speed Tool

      Google Labs: Page Speed Tool

      If you’re in the online space you should probably follow the Google Webmaster Central Channel on YouTube.  Don’t let the name fool you – it’s for everyone.  Recently they received an interesting question for Matt Cutts; what are the top 3 i...

      April 01, 2011
    • Rolling Forecasts & Sarcasm

      Rolling Forecasts & Sarcasm

      As an analyst I’m not sure if I should take this one personally.  I love it either way:...

      July 06, 2010
    • AVG Scanner v. Web Analytics

      AVG Scanner v. Web Analytics

      Interesting articles on the fake clicks coming in from AVG: Six months ago, AVG acquired Exploit Prevention Labs and its Linkscanner, a tool that automatically scans search engine results before you click on them. If you search Google, for instance, ...

      June 16, 2008
    • Motivation to Move: Mammut + M83’s “Midnight City”

      Motivation to Move: Mammut + M83’s “Midnight City”

      ...

      April 24, 2015
    • Motivation to Move: The Red Helmet (to Stephanie’s ID “Cold Cold”)

      Motivation to Move: The Red Helmet (to Stephanie’s ID “Cold Cold”)

      From 2008, this has been on my exercise mix for a while. The Red Helmet (2008) from Tyler Young Films on Vimeo....

      April 23, 2015
    • Motivation to Move: Yosemite to M83’s “Outro”

      Motivation to Move: Yosemite to M83’s “Outro”

      Yosemite HD from Project Yosemite on Vimeo. Beautiful footage with a great soundtrack by M83 (“Outro” from the “Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming”)...

      April 23, 2015
    • Follow Up: My Rookie Year at #SXSW

      Follow Up: My Rookie Year at #SXSW

      After experiencing my first SXSW I can only say one thing: wow.  Just wow. If you’re in the tech industry then SXSW is certainly the conference of the year.  Not only do you have the opportunity to bump into various tech leaders all in one evenin...

      March 20, 2011
    • How uTest Spent the Week @SXSW: A Recap [Cross Post]

      How uTest Spent the Week @SXSW: A Recap [Cross Post]

      This is a cross post from the uTest blog. Last week, I mentioned that Matt Johnston and I were heading to the SXSW conference in Austin, TX. Well, we’re finally back in Massachusetts and almost caught up on sleep.  The trip was a lot of fun and I...

      March 19, 2011
    • SXSW v. The Prom

      SXSW v. The Prom

      Admittedly, I’ve never been to SXSW before. 2011 is going to be my first year in attendance but it seems eerily familiar to something I’ve done before. I have a very, very helpful network of awesomeness /friends (blatant link-love jamming) to we...

      March 09, 2011
    • Craft Beer Culture & Geeks vs. Snobs via Sam Calagione [Cross post]

      Craft Beer Culture & Geeks vs. Snobs via Sam Calagione [Cross post]

      This is a post I wrote on Craft Beer Social about the difference between beer geeks and beer snobs. The article was picked and shared by Dogfish Head on both their Twitter & Facebook pages which ended up driving a lot of traffic to the site (as of 3/...

      March 19, 2011
    • Beer Allergies & Alternatives [Cross Post]

      Beer Allergies & Alternatives [Cross Post]

      [Note: This is a cross post from the CraftBeerSocial.com Blog] To make a long story short, I may be allergic to beer. This is troublesome news for a beer geek, let alone someone who has room designed around a built in kegerator.  My brother and I h...

      December 27, 2010
    • “Epitaph to a Dog” by Lord Byron

      “Epitaph to a Dog” by Lord Byron

      I friend posted an except of this poem to her Facebook wall and I love it (especially the bold part) and wanted to re-share. Near this Spot are deposited the Remains of one who possessed Beauty without Vanity, Strength without Insolence, Courage with...

      August 31, 2011
    • A Fallen Navy SEALs Dog Stands Watch

      A Fallen Navy SEALs Dog Stands Watch

        “Family members followed Tumilson’s ribbon-winning Labrador retriever, Hawkeye, into the service. Hawkeye later accompanied his new owner, Nichols, Tumilson’s close friend, to the stage, where the Lab dutifully dropped to the floor to listen...

      August 23, 2011
    • Results: Canine Support & Relief Fund Tweet-a-thon

      Results: Canine Support & Relief Fund Tweet-a-thon

      As my dog, Cooper, keeps my feet warm as I type this I wanted to post a quick follow-up to our March tweet-a-thon to help aid dogs impacted by Japanese tsunami.  The fund is used, “to support search and rescue teams and for companion animal relief...

      April 02, 2011
    • Wanted: Email Marketing Manager @ uTest

      Wanted: Email Marketing Manager @ uTest

      We’re hiring an Email Marketing Manager! As we hunt for amazing candidates the challenge is always reach.  We’d love shares, retweets, posts, and referrals.  As always, please feel free to share my email address with anyone who may be a good fi...

      October 24, 2013
    • Google’s Patent for Facial Recognition

      Google’s Patent for Facial Recognition

      Google has published a facial recognition patent that might be used to auto-tag people across the web.  Auto-tagging, feature recognition, and 3D modeling are far from new concepts so it seems like Google is going to rush to beat Facebook to the pu...

      March 02, 2011
    • Google's Chrome OS

      Google's Chrome OS

      I don’t want to say that Pete & I were right or that we predicted this over a year ago, but… I don’t know how to finish that sentence.  In my original post titled, “Google’s OS (aka Chrome),” I wrote, “Hopefully Microsoft sees this as...

      July 08, 2009
    • Google's Picasa to Launch Face Recognition

      Google's Picasa to Launch Face Recognition

      Big day for Google: http://news.cnet.com/8301-13580_3-10026577-39.html With a face recognition feature set to launch at noon PDT Tuesday, Google’s Picasa Web Albums will help users label their photos with the names of subjects. That and other chang...

      September 02, 2008
    • Motivation to Move: Mammut + M83’s “Midnight City”

      Motivation to Move: Mammut + M83’s “Midnight City”

      ...

      April 24, 2015
    • Motivation to Move: The Red Helmet (to Stephanie’s ID “Cold Cold”)

      Motivation to Move: The Red Helmet (to Stephanie’s ID “Cold Cold”)

      From 2008, this has been on my exercise mix for a while. The Red Helmet (2008) from Tyler Young Films on Vimeo....

      April 23, 2015
    • Motivation to Move: Yosemite to M83’s “Outro”

      Motivation to Move: Yosemite to M83’s “Outro”

      Yosemite HD from Project Yosemite on Vimeo. Beautiful footage with a great soundtrack by M83 (“Outro” from the “Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming”)...

      April 23, 2015
    • Mobile Mapping for AMC

      Mobile Mapping for AMC

      Back in January I was planning logistics for a winter Presidential Traverse of several peaks including Mount Washington.  The biggest concern, as always the case to the “Home of the World’s Worst Weather”, is weather and visibility.  I was th...

      April 22, 2010
    • Seven Basic Twitter Tips for Companies

      Seven Basic Twitter Tips for Companies

      Some of these might sound obvious but a lot of them seem to be ignored by companies on Twitter. Most will probably state that they don’t have the resources to dedicate to Twitter but they need to make them. A social media manager is just as importa...

      July 23, 2009
    • 2010 Word of The Year: Privacy [Cross post]

      2010 Word of The Year: Privacy [Cross post]

      Note: this is a cross-post from the uTest software testing blog.  Please visit the original post for more comments, Tweets, and other goodness. I recently attended a marketing conference that discussed emerging technology trends.  When the panel wa...

      November 24, 2010
    • Starbucks FourSquare Mayor Rewards Program

      Starbucks FourSquare Mayor Rewards Program

      Well, it’s here – there is finally some financial incentive to use FourSquare and it’s in the form of discounted coffee. For a while companies like Harvard, The History Channel, and Starbucks have used FourSquare as a means to promote their pro...

      May 19, 2010
    • Catching Up on Geo-Based Marketing

      Catching Up on Geo-Based Marketing

      When Yelp originally added the geo “check in” feature, I was very excited.  I love Yelp and their iPhone app so I immediately put my Foursquare account on hold to focus on learning the ins-and-outs of Yelp.  It was a very polished app but I mad...

      March 29, 2010
    • Wanted: Email Marketing Manager @ uTest

      Wanted: Email Marketing Manager @ uTest

      We’re hiring an Email Marketing Manager! As we hunt for amazing candidates the challenge is always reach.  We’d love shares, retweets, posts, and referrals.  As always, please feel free to share my email address with anyone who may be a good fi...

      October 24, 2013
    • The Best Post on Culture I’ve Ever Read (via Netflix)

      The Best Post on Culture I’ve Ever Read (via Netflix)

      This was shared during one of our team meetings at uTest and it’s one of the best posts on the topic of culture that I’ve ever read.  I highly recommend going through the Slideshare presentation below but I’ve listed  a few items I found par...

      February 08, 2013
    • uTest Cheerleading & Hiring FAQ

      uTest Cheerleading & Hiring FAQ

      I’ve had a few friends inquire about positions at uTest recently and I’ve found myself repeating myself over and over again, so I thought I’d add a quick “FAQ” of what my friends have asked and my answers.  This is a work in progress so I...

      November 10, 2010
    • Battle of HTC One S vs iPhone 4S

      Battle of HTC One S vs iPhone 4S

      Released on April 25, 2012, HTC One S immediately captures the eyeballs of thousands of mobile fans and is placed, with no surprises, face-to-face against iPhone 4S for title of better UI and tech spec. Read about how the new HTC smartphone differs w...

      May 02, 2012
    • Mobile Mapping for AMC

      Mobile Mapping for AMC

      Back in January I was planning logistics for a winter Presidential Traverse of several peaks including Mount Washington.  The biggest concern, as always the case to the “Home of the World’s Worst Weather”, is weather and visibility.  I was th...

      April 22, 2010
    • Google Latitide to Status/Blog

      Google Latitide to Status/Blog

      A close friend (“cc” aka Chris Crosby) sent this to me yesterday but I’m just getting around to checking it out this morning; http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/05/more-ways-to-share-your-google-latitude.html Two items: “Google Talk location...

      May 05, 2009
    • Motivation to Move: Mammut + M83’s “Midnight City”

      Motivation to Move: Mammut + M83’s “Midnight City”

      ...

      April 24, 2015
    • Motivation to Move: The Red Helmet (to Stephanie’s ID “Cold Cold”)

      Motivation to Move: The Red Helmet (to Stephanie’s ID “Cold Cold”)

      From 2008, this has been on my exercise mix for a while. The Red Helmet (2008) from Tyler Young Films on Vimeo....

      April 23, 2015
    • Motivation to Move: Yosemite to M83’s “Outro”

      Motivation to Move: Yosemite to M83’s “Outro”

      Yosemite HD from Project Yosemite on Vimeo. Beautiful footage with a great soundtrack by M83 (“Outro” from the “Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming”)...

      April 23, 2015
    • Motivation to Move: Mammut + M83’s “Midnight City”

      Motivation to Move: Mammut + M83’s “Midnight City”

      ...

      April 24, 2015
    • Motivation to Move: The Red Helmet (to Stephanie’s ID “Cold Cold”)

      Motivation to Move: The Red Helmet (to Stephanie’s ID “Cold Cold”)

      From 2008, this has been on my exercise mix for a while. The Red Helmet (2008) from Tyler Young Films on Vimeo....

      April 23, 2015
    • Motivation to Move: Yosemite to M83’s “Outro”

      Motivation to Move: Yosemite to M83’s “Outro”

      Yosemite HD from Project Yosemite on Vimeo. Beautiful footage with a great soundtrack by M83 (“Outro” from the “Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming”)...

      April 23, 2015
    • Motivation to Move: Mammut + M83’s “Midnight City”

      Motivation to Move: Mammut + M83’s “Midnight City”

      ...

      April 24, 2015
    • Motivation to Move: The Red Helmet (to Stephanie’s ID “Cold Cold”)

      Motivation to Move: The Red Helmet (to Stephanie’s ID “Cold Cold”)

      From 2008, this has been on my exercise mix for a while. The Red Helmet (2008) from Tyler Young Films on Vimeo....

      April 23, 2015
    • Motivation to Move: Yosemite to M83’s “Outro”

      Motivation to Move: Yosemite to M83’s “Outro”

      Yosemite HD from Project Yosemite on Vimeo. Beautiful footage with a great soundtrack by M83 (“Outro” from the “Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming”)...

      April 23, 2015
    • Results: Canine Support & Relief Fund Tweet-a-thon

      Results: Canine Support & Relief Fund Tweet-a-thon

      As my dog, Cooper, keeps my feet warm as I type this I wanted to post a quick follow-up to our March tweet-a-thon to help aid dogs impacted by Japanese tsunami.  The fund is used, “to support search and rescue teams and for companion animal relief...

      April 02, 2011
    • Help Aid Dogs Impacted by Japanese Tsunami via @akcdoglovers

      Help Aid Dogs Impacted by Japanese Tsunami via @akcdoglovers

      Anyone that follows me on Twitter, Facebook, or Google Reader will know that I love sharing heart warming stories about dogs. I grew up with dogs and my black Lab, Cooper, accompanies me everywhere – yes, I’ve even bring her shopping with me.  S...

      March 17, 2011
    • My 2009 Philanthropy Rides

      My 2009 Philanthropy Rides

      Here are my excuses for not riding in the 2009 PMC and Prouty: 1. There is 3 feet of snow on the ground, followed by 1″ of ice, followed by another 6″ of snow. 2. The economy is a nightmare, nobody has money for their own needs let alone random d...

      February 13, 2009
    • Top Security Hacks of 2011 [Cross Post]

      Top Security Hacks of 2011 [Cross Post]

      [Cross Post from the uTest Software Testing Blog.] We’re just about halfway through the year but I’m calling it now: 2011 is the year of the hacker. Grim?  Maybe.  Just about every week there has been a new story about a company being hacked an...

      July 13, 2011
    • The Data Behind the Photo

      The Data Behind the Photo

      I’ve been thinking about sharing more photos online via Twitter and Facebook but was curious what information was actually being shared when I uploaded a picture.  I’ve done some sleuthing and it turns out the answer is a lot. Similar to a webpa...

      March 31, 2011
    • Update to Facebook Privacy (Social Ads Campaign)

      Update to Facebook Privacy (Social Ads Campaign)

      Facebook recently announced an update to, “make advertisements more interested and more tailored” and they’re calling it Social Ads.  What it does, basically, is tag users names to products they like.  For example, if you like BMW’s company...

      March 30, 2011
    • 2015 Applause Cycling & Running Kits

      2015 Applause Cycling & Running Kits

      Since it’s been a few years since the our 2012 kits and we’ve had a rebrand to Applause it seemed the time was right to update our gear.  This post is a few months late but since I was off the road bike for most of the year I’m just revisitin...

      December 18, 2014
    • Meet Applause: aka The Company Formerly Known as uTest

      Meet Applause: aka The Company Formerly Known as uTest

      Meet Applause: An App Quality Company! Applause is an app quality company that helps thousands of customers launch apps that win – from web, to mobile to wearables and beyond.  Our app quality solutions include testing services, developer tools to...

      May 30, 2014
    • Wanted: Email Marketing Manager @ uTest

      Wanted: Email Marketing Manager @ uTest

      We’re hiring an Email Marketing Manager! As we hunt for amazing candidates the challenge is always reach.  We’d love shares, retweets, posts, and referrals.  As always, please feel free to share my email address with anyone who may be a good fi...

      October 24, 2013
    • Concord, MA: Home of the Shortsighted

      Concord, MA: Home of the Shortsighted

      The town of Concord, Massachusetts absolutely baffles me sometimes. Once a town that fought for civilian independence is now trying to pass additional laws to regulate it’s own.  I need to share more thoughts, in general, to my blog but tonight...

      April 26, 2012
    • SEO Step by Step – Phase 0

      SEO Step by Step – Phase 0

      Getting noticed by the search engines. Search Engine Optimization is the mechanism of increasing traffics to your website by improving internal and external factors relating to the content and influencing results and ranking, ultimately conversions, ...

      May 01, 2012
    • Google Can Search the Entire Web in 0.5 Seconds

      Google Can Search the Entire Web in 0.5 Seconds

      Google searches the entire web – literally billions of pages – in half a second. The sheer power and magnitude is unfathomable, yet Matt Cutts makes it sound simple.  Although it doesn’t cover anything new, this is must-watch brain candy for a...

      April 26, 2012
    • Google Labs: Page Speed Tool

      Google Labs: Page Speed Tool

      If you’re in the online space you should probably follow the Google Webmaster Central Channel on YouTube.  Don’t let the name fool you – it’s for everyone.  Recently they received an interesting question for Matt Cutts; what are the top 3 i...

      April 01, 2011
    • Social Media Marketing and Facebook Advertising

      Social Media Marketing and Facebook Advertising

      Have you ever clicked on ads displayed on social media sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter? The answer doesn’t matter whether you did or did not because you’ve been targeted.   Companies target users to reach potential customers based ...

      May 08, 2012
    • vYou – FAQ via Video

      vYou – FAQ via Video

      I’m just playing around with vYou as a potential video tool and interested to see if a use case can be made in a business setting.   There are two reasons I’m interested in testing it. First, I like the potential to embed into a blog post, which...

      October 14, 2011
    • Twitter Analysis, Part I

      Twitter Analysis, Part I

      Generally I feel that “Twitter analysis” is a bit of an oxymoron – it’s missing the qualitative benefits of the social connections that are made offline and/or long term.  I am, however, interested in sharing content that my core audience wi...

      October 11, 2011
    • Estimate Amount of Firewood from Standing Trees

      Estimate Amount of Firewood from Standing Trees

      How many trees make a cord?  Well, it depends on the size of the trees, obviously.  I’ve wondered this myself and finally stumbled across this information from the University of New Hampshire’s Cooperative Extension.  This 1-page PDF from UNH ...

      August 27, 2011
    • A Residents Opinion on Concord's Bottle Ban

      A Residents Opinion on Concord's Bottle Ban

      I oppose it, and here's why......

      June 24, 2010
    • 2015 Applause Cycling & Running Kits

      2015 Applause Cycling & Running Kits

      Since it’s been a few years since the our 2012 kits and we’ve had a rebrand to Applause it seemed the time was right to update our gear.  This post is a few months late but since I was off the road bike for most of the year I’m just revisitin...

      December 18, 2014
    • Meet Applause: aka The Company Formerly Known as uTest

      Meet Applause: aka The Company Formerly Known as uTest

      Meet Applause: An App Quality Company! Applause is an app quality company that helps thousands of customers launch apps that win – from web, to mobile to wearables and beyond.  Our app quality solutions include testing services, developer tools to...

      May 30, 2014
    • Wanted: Email Marketing Manager @ uTest

      Wanted: Email Marketing Manager @ uTest

      We’re hiring an Email Marketing Manager! As we hunt for amazing candidates the challenge is always reach.  We’d love shares, retweets, posts, and referrals.  As always, please feel free to share my email address with anyone who may be a good fi...

      October 24, 2013

Motivation to Move: Mammut + M83's "Midnight City"

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Motivation to Move: The Red Helmet (to Stephanie’s ID “Cold Cold”)

From 2008, this has been on my exercise mix for a while. The Red Helmet (2008) from Tyler Young Films on Vimeo.

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Motivation to Move: Yosemite to M83’s “Outro”

Yosemite HD from Project Yosemite on Vimeo. Beautiful footage with a great soundtrack by M83 (“Outro” from the “Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming”)

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2015 Applause Cycling & Running Kits

Since it’s been a few years since the our 2012 kits and we’ve had a rebrand to Applause it seemed the time was right to update our gear.  This post is a few months late but since I was off the road bike for most of the year I’m just revisiting ...

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Meet Applause: aka The Company Formerly Known as uTest

Meet Applause: An App Quality Company! Applause is an app quality company that helps thousands of customers launch apps that win – from web, to mobile to wearables and beyond.  Our app quality solutions include testing services, developer tools ...

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My 2013 Adventure Goals in Review

I’ve never been bitten by the racing bug but am always interested in new challenges in the form of new, big, or original adventures.  The key word, to me, is “adventure”.  When I rethink my year, whether it was adventurous is important to me. ...

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Dec

Wanted: Email Marketing Manager @ uTest

We’re hiring an Email Marketing Manager! As we hunt for amazing candidates the challenge is always reach.  We’d love shares, retweets, posts, and referrals.  As always, please feel free to share my email address with anyone who may be a good fit ...

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Oct

The Best Post on Culture I’ve Ever Read (via Netflix)

This was shared during one of our team meetings at uTest and it’s one of the best posts on the topic of culture that I’ve ever read.  I highly recommend going through the Slideshare presentation below but I’ve listed  a few items I found ...

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The Social Fitness Tool Race (Winning: Strava)

One of the great tools of the web (and mobile) has been the emergence of social tools with an exercise-centered focus.  As a competitive data geek who loves to play outdoors, these tools really excite me.  I bought my first heart rate monitor ...

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May

Coldplay’s Tribute to the Beastie Boys’ MCA

Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys (aka MCA) passed away this week.  I’ve been a huge fan of the Beastie Boys since Licensed to Ill was released (specifically, “Paul Revere”) and they’ve been a soundtrack to various parts of my life (Paul’s ...

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