Some of the Blogs I Author

Below are some of the blogs for which I write.

Internet Marketing Muscle

Hard Gainer's Blog

The Blog

Latest Articles from

Money Hacks

Rants 'n Reviews: Observations from a real conservative OR Rubbing slightly more salt into the wound

The Official Computer Monkeys Blog


Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Today's Dilbert: The Space Alien and the Gavel

Do you feel like this sometimes? So do I.

Notable Quotes

These are some quotes that struck me today as I read them:
  • A ship in harbor is safe -- but that is not what ships are built for. -- John A. Shedd

  • The tragedy of life is what dies inside a man while he lives. -- Albert Schweitzer
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Friday, January 12, 2007

The Cycle of Sick

The Cycle of Sick is what I call what's currently going on in my household. My wife and I have a one-year old who's in daycare 4 days a week and with Grandma one day a week. We put him in daycare about the same time winter started and he's been nothing but sick since. Now, I don't know whether it's winter, daycare, neither, or both, but I suspect daycare.

Liam is pretty mobile now, though technically his motivation is via crawling rather than walking. Oh, he can walk, but just for a few steps before -- what sometimes appears purposeful -- falling on his behind where he then commences crawling.

Liam is also VERY sociable. He's a social bee, in everybody's business. If a kid has a toy, Liam wants to play, if a little boy has some Cheerios, Liam wants some. If a kid is just sleeping, Liam wants to wake him up. If a kid's chewed on some toy, Liam chews on it, too. And therein lies the rub. Germs are everywhere.

So, he sneezes and coughs. On mommy and daddy. Mommy and daddy get sick. We go to work. He goes to daycare. We spread the love. Mommy and daddy get better. Liam brings home another bug. We get sick again.

Rinse and repeat. The Cycle of Sick prevails. How to stop it? I wish I knew.

Thursday, January 4, 2007

Corportate Performance Management

I just got a new job within the company I work for. I will be managing the performance reporting for a newly-formed group that handles all correspondence with our customers, which includes letters, statements, "plastics" (credit card industry lingo for credit card), and any other form of written communication.

I will be purchasing the book, Corporate Performance Management, with the objective of clarifying, codifying, and building out a performance management reporting structure that is able to grow as the enterprise becomes larger. As we take on more responsibilities, we will need a robust performance management solution. I am the guy tasked with not only setting all this up (i.e., the strategy), but then executing it.

It's a mighty big task with lots of unknowns, and I need all the help I can get. Once I read this book, look for a review of it on this page.

My first post

This is my first post to Bill space D. Why Bill space D? Why not? Here's the short story about how I became known as "billspaced."

Back in 1995, when I bought my first Windows PC, my roommate was insistent on signing up for this thing called America Online. I had no idea what it was. It seemed like some silly gimmick to get me and millions of other unsuspecting computer idiots to spend money I didn't necessarily have to meet other unsuspecting computer idiots online.

Anyway, my roommate signed up and so did I. I wanted Bill D, as in "Bill D" but little did I know that I spaces weren't allowed. So, I did the next best thing: bill d, as in "billspaced." It stuck.

(Not that being somewhat blond didn't hurt.)

Now, 12 years later, I'm still using it as my "handle." That's the end of that story.

I'd like to tell you now why I created this blog. Mostly because "billspaced" was available and I wanted to get it before anybody else did. Have you done any WHOIS searches lately? It seems like every possible combination of letters in the English alphabet has been used to create domain names; there aren't many names left.

But billspaced was available, so I took it. And was available, so I took that, too. Blogger is my blogware of choice. It's easy to use, the hosting is free, and it's very popular. It doesn't hurt that it's owned by google, either. I am sure that helps in the searches.

This blog will be the place where I ramble on about the things going on in my life, both at home and at work. I may talk about my family (all good talk, by the way), my job, things that get under my skin, good news, bad news, and everything in between. I may post some book reviews as well. I'll try to relay facts rather than opinion; I have another blog where my opinions virtually bleed off the pages (Rants 'n Reviews). I have a personal finance blog called Money Hacks and a photography blog called Photododo. I also have a computer-oriented blog called Computer Monkeys.

I like to read, fish, cycle, weight train, and have a keen interest in photography, technology, and family. I especially like to play with my 1-year-old son. He's a prince.

Anyway, that's all for now.

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