Sam Harrelson

Web2.0 Interview

Got interviewed by Affiliate Summit’s Shawn Collins and Revenue Magazine’s Lisa Picarille on Wednesday for about 30 mins on web2.0 and online marketing.

Give it a listen if you get a chance.

Snow Day

Got up at 4:30, took the pups out, got dressed, had my coffee and was ready to go for a day of teaching at GWU.  I’d repeatedly called into the University’s weather hotline all last night and this morning and according to the nice sounding lady’s voice on the recording, classes were still being held today.

So, I get into my car and make it about 40 minutes down the road from Asheville.  When I hit the Saluda grade, I decided to call the hotline once more just to make sure we were having classes because NPR was reading out all of the closings in the area.  Sure enough, classes were cancelled.   Ugh.

I’m glad for a day off, but at this point, I’d rather go ahead and teach!  We were covering the Exodus today and had a reading quiz scheduled, so this puts us yet another day behind (I spent too much time on Genesis 1 and 2).  Squeezing the entire Old Testament into one semester is unbelievably hard, especially when you have so much passion for the topics we are covering (and the students are beginning to ask good questions about the Documentary Hypothesis, etc).

Anyways, I’m kicking back with some Neil Young, hot chocolate, Josephus and Schaefer today.  I’ll send pics to Flickr if things get fun outside.

Enjoy your day, whereever you are!

No Snow Yet

We’re supposed to get one heck of a winter storm today.

Nothing so far, and it kinda feels warm outside for 5:30am.

Hopefully it will roll in (but before I get back from GWU at 4pm)!

Las Vegas Trip

On Tuesday morning at 5:44am, I returned from a four day trip to Vegas for the Affiliate Summit West conference.  I had to be in class at 8am to teach 35 eager young minds about the Old Testament.  Needless to say, I was wiped out the entire day (and most of today).

There are some pictures on my Flickr page, and I’ll be posting more about the trip later.

Glad to be back on EST!

Going Back to Google and 30Boxes

Since I made my monumental switch to Ubuntu back in October, I’ve also attempted to move my email, feed reading and calendaring off the web as well.  I’ve been using Linux info manager Evolution for mail and calendar, which is a nice product.  It’s almost Outlook-lite.  For my feed reading, I’ve been using Liferea, which is also a simple and easy to use program, but lacks the speed and flexibility of Google Reader.

So, I just haven’t been able to accomplish that goal of going offline since I’m constantly on the road.  I miss my GMail interface, I miss the fly-through-feed reading of Google Reader and I certainly missed my 30Boxes.

So, I’ve decided to put everything back up on these platforms and get back to what I’m comfortable with in terms of usage.

The Desktop Meme


Yet another “tag meme”.

Please.  Stop.

This one is about workspaces.

Here’s my workspace…

One computer is running Ubuntu, one is running Kubuntu and one is running Mac OSX.

I’ll tag… whoever would like to respond.


Lots of snow today… around 2-4 inches.

See my Flickr page for pics.

Classes start back for me tomorrow at Gardner-Webb.

On Thursday, I start my two sections of Intro to Old Testament, which should be a blast.

You can follow along with the course at

Let me know if you have any suggestions or comments!

Aimee Mann

I could listen to her all night.

Greatest female voice ever.

I fell in love with her while Rion, Jon and I were watching the movie Magnolia in a NYC theater on 42nd St around this time back in Y2K.

Watch out, Anna.

Why You Should Switch to Linux Right Now

If you need help let me know.

Ubuntu has changed my life, and I’m spreadin’ the good news of Linux and open source in general.