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Adam’s new college and pro-sports aggregator site: Sportsify

Saturday, September 27th, 2008

The most successful web geek I’ve known personally, Adam Howell, launched another site. It’s his first Django-powered site, and which for no legitimate reason makes me feel a little proud inside (when we worked together at the Winston-Salem Journal, Adam started down the Ruby on Rails path at about the same time I started down […]

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Paragraphs I liked in today’s Chicago Trib column about the Chicago Bears, Sox, Cubs and Blackhawks

Sunday, September 7th, 2008

Rick Morrissey wrote a bang-up Sunday piece for the sports section of the Chicago Tribune today. It’s about Chicago’s sports teams, and what the heck is happening / going to happen to ’em. Here are my favorite paragraphs: What’s happening in our town does have a certain scent to it, a very familiar Chicago bouquet. […]

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DNC, Days 2 and 3: Anti-Vacation

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

Work is not vacation, but it’s not anti-vacation. When you’re around a group of people on vacation and you’re working, that’s, well, too bad. But when you’re around a big group of people having fun while you’re staring at a screen for double-digit hours on the day, watching them on their fancy vacation on that […]

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DNC, Day 1: Bruiser

Monday, August 25th, 2008

Today started slow. Got in at 8:30 a.m., started patching up bits of the site I didn’t get to on the weekend. Kept on patching and building — adding stuff like the the most-commented politics articles in the past hour / three hours to the site, hacking the AP DNC live video stream so it […]

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Pre-DNC, Days 4 and 5

Monday, August 25th, 2008

No more fail, just more work. Work Saturday. Work Sunday. Work-people Saturday night at the media party. Wake up Sunday and go to the Green Frontier Fest. Van Jones talks about making the green movement relevant to not just the folk who can afford to be fancy-green. Gosh if news organizations had someone as charismatic, […]

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Green Frontier Fest tomorrow! The environment! Free beer + vodka! Daryl Hannah!

Saturday, August 23rd, 2008

The Green Frontier Fest won’t tell you this, but there is plenty of free booze (10 kegs of green-friendly beer and 6 cases of the organic vodka) to be had tomorrow. Sarah, my girlfriend, is producing this gig with the City of Denver and her employer, the Denver / Portland / Salt Lake City ReDirect […]

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I’m going to call this “Pre-DNC, Day 1”

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

It’s gettin hectic in the day-job newsroom land. The DNC’s a few days away, and my to-do and get-this-done-right-now lists started exploding as of yesterday. Same goes for everyone, and it’s exciting. I got my Colorado Press Association press pass yesterday — the first press pass I’ve has since interning at the Kenosha News in […]

Colorado, Denver, DNC2008, Joe, Places, Work | 1 comment

Squirt-gun fight Friday!

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

@ DAM, 5 p.m. — I’ve got a bunch of extra artillery if you don’t have a squirt gun of your own. By “extra artillery” I mean some brand-new super-soaker style machines. Hit me if you want to borrow one, and get more info / updates at There’s a 30% chance of rain — […]

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Hey, weekend: the Post’s Underground Music Showcase (translate: awesome local bands)

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

Last year I went to my first DPUMS (Denver Post Underground Music Showcase). Had a great time and saw tons of music I wouldn’t have otherwise seen. It’s a browser’s market — with so many venues so close together you can keep walking until you find something you like. Okay, sure, this may look like […]

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Tetris League Denver makes the Denver Post

Monday, July 14th, 2008

This is how it happened: Three weeks ago I was coding away at work, and the Post’s features editor came by to check out the day’s Rocky. We were chatting, he asked how my girlfriend was, and I told him “We’re going to Tetris League tomorrow, it’s the only competitive tetris league in the country.” […]

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