Appologies to my RSS feed readers

feed-icon-128×128.pngI would like to formally appologize to all the readers of my RSS feed. I was playing around with my feedburner RSS feed and decided to do a little experiment and pump a daily digest of my links into my feed, Basically you you guys would get to see a daily digest of what i’ve been surfing on the web and what I think is cool.

Unfortunately by enabling this their was a lot of noise by feedburner playing catch up and pumping links from past days into my feed so you reading with an RSS reader got a crapload of posts of my past links. This does not affect people coming straight to my website, just people reading my website with a feed reader.

I hope this doesn’t discourage you and lead you to unsubscribe to my RSS feed. If you have any complaints I would love to hear your comments.

Tag I’m it: 8 Random Things

So i’ve been tagged with a Meme called 8 Random things not once but 3 times this week by Eric Rice, Doug Meacham & Andy Bilodeau. A blog meme is kinda of like a game of tag in the blogging world, someone writes a blog post, they tag somebody, then that somebody which is me in this case has to write a blog post on that topic and tag other people. So now I have to write 8 random things about myself and tag 8 others with the meme. I actually wrote this post once already, but I forgot to save the post and it is gone forever. So now you get to read the new improved version 🙂 Lucky You!!! So here we go with 8 random things @me.

  1. I was a competitive swimmer from the ages 10 – 17.
  2. I spent 4 years active duty in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1994-1998 & 2.5 years in the reserves from 1998-2001 (stationed in Cape May, NJ Port Huron, MI Petaluma, CA Keokuk, IA Chicago, IL) Yes you read that correctly, I was in the Coast Guard in Iowa!!!
  3. I worked as a Lifeguard from age 15-18
  4. I have been a linux user and advocate since 1997, can’t believe it’s been 10yrs.
  5. I married a one night stand who has turned in to most wonderful wife a man could ask for (met 11 years ago 5 on the marriage & counting). Actually it was her idea i write this, she’s funny like that and why i love her 🙂
  6. I have Worked for the same K-12 school district for 8 years in their IT department (8 yrs at a single job in this day and age is almost unheard of).
  7. I play the guitar although not very well. It is great stress relief for me.
  8. I played trumpet in the high school marching band all 4 years of high school and also played trumpet during my time in Coast Guard boot camp for the boot camp band.

So now it is time for me to tag 8 other people, here you go guys, get writing!!! Clintus, TheFemGeek, Oblivion, Amanda Mooney, Mark Forman, Leah Jones, Jason, Bravegirl, Kroosh, Karrie Lyne. Ok, so I tagged 9 people 10 people, so sue me 🙂

Poll Widgets

I just found out about a poll widget creation site, and thought I would give it a go.  They support either direct links, or as embeded widget that you can add to your blog or website. So take the poll below and tell me what you think of the new design?