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The Krewe: A Primer

Greetings again True Believers! Let’s talk The Krewe. Many of you reading this are already familiar with the group. However, there are many  that may simply be following us on Twitter or Facebook, but have no real idea what the story is. So I thought I would take some time to talk about the group. So let’s start at the…

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My TechEd Experience…

Good evening True Believers! It’s been a long time and I’ve been itching to write on a more regular basis.  So what better to talk about than one of my favorite events of the year:  Microsoft TechEd.  TechEd is Microsoft’s premier educational conference for IT pros and Developers.  This year, TechEd will be held on June 10-13th in Orlando, FL. …

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January 1, 2010

New Year…New Decade I mine as well start it off and make it interesting. Ever since reading Tim Ferriss’s book, The Four Hour Work Week, I have wanted to go on a “data/information” diet. No social media, no gossip rags, and reduced email usage. However, I just never found the right time to do it. Well, now seems as good…

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The Jim Jones Martini

Named after the late Jim Jones, this cocktail is like adult kool-aid with a kick. My version of the Jim Jones Martini originated at T.G.I. Friday’s in Madison, WI in 1996. A fellow bartender, Dave K., had a customer come in and ask for a Jim Jones. Not knowing the drink, Dave asked for the recipe. The original recipe Dave…

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The Bucket List…

Good Afternoon True Believers… As some of you (all 3 of you) may have noticed, I’ve been blogging about more than just technology lately. You will probably see a lot more of that going forward as I hope to increase the frequency of technology and non-technology related blog posts. Let me know what you think… Anyway, today’s post is about…

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Teaching Philosophy for Michael Bender

For me, the concept of teaching and learning is encompassed by what I call “Assisted Darwinism”. While a bit tongue and cheek, I believe it has merits in how I run my classroom. While it may be an unpopular, I do not believe that every student walking into my class will be successful as not everyone is meant for the…

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Open Letter to The Krewe

So here it is…The last day of TechEd 2009. What an awesome week we’ve had. I’ve met a great number of new friends and shared many an adult beverage with the coolest people at TechEd. TechEd is the one time of year where I can “Fly my Geek Flag” and cut loose. For this, I thank you. Without all of…

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