Sam Harrelson

Twitter and Tumblr

With all the recent Twitter love, it seems that Tumblr has been left on the side of the road.

I still love you, Tumblr.  Keep rockin’.

Twitter and Realizations about Myself and Affiliate Marketing

I get frustrated easily with close minded people.

Perhaps that is my biggest failing.

I’ve tried and tried to change it, but I don’t think I ever will accomplish that goal. I have all the tolerance in the world for religions, creeds, colors and nationalities. Yet, I cannot get myself to accept that people can become so smug and convinced of their own rightness in such a post-post-modern world.

Twitter has helped me to realize some important things about myself. That’s weird to say and I can’t really explain it beyond writing that it has pushed me further into realizing that some people just suck, no matter how hard I try to justify their thoughts, actions or intents.

Thanks to Tara for this post on Twitter and twitter philosophy

Home Improvement


Two weeks of scraping concrete off of hardwood and I’m sick of home improvement.  In 1992, the owners of our house decided it would be a great idea to tile both the kitchen and the hallway with blue tile that is reminiscent of the YMCA locker rooms.

Sadly, they put tile directly on top of beautiful oak floors.

So, we’ve been trying to get the tile and concrete off the floors and refinish them.  Today is the payoff as the floor professionals are here sanding and refinishing.  We’ll be staying in a cabin over the weekend while the finish dries.

Plus, we got a new sewer.

Details and pics are on Anna’s blog

Forget Page Views… What About the Browser?


I’ve been toying with the NYTimes Reader.

I thought I would hate it, but I’m in love. I know there are missing features and functions and you can basically get all of this content inside of your RSS reader. However, this is a different experience.

If this is any indication of Adobe’s new Apollo platform or Window’s WPF function coming soon, then this could mean some serious challenges to the browser in terms of how we consume content. Layer that with desktop widgets via the Windows Sidebar in Vista, and things could change. I manage my email, Twitter, calendar and search engine searches through the sidebar. I exist in my browser, but if new apps like the Times reader are developed en masse, that could change… quickly.

Perhaps this is why Microsoft hasn’t put much friction in the way of FireFox’s advancement in the browser wars.


For more, check out this post on MS Mossyblog.

Helpful Affiliate Marketing Web2.0 Tools

Last night I had a long conversation with a consulting client interested in what sort of web2.0 tools I used to advise people on affiliate marketing programs.

Here’s the initial list I came up with off the top of my head…







Google Reader



seriously… why would anyone …

seriously… why would anyone put tile directly on top of hardwood. unbelievable.

scraping tile and concrete off…

scraping tile and concrete off of the hardwoods in our hall… previous homeowners were idiots

eating mellow mushroom pizza…..

eating mellow mushroom pizza… food of the gods

weird… having a hard time up…

weird… having a hard time uploading video to youtube in firefox, but works fine in IE7. darn vista

mistakingly took a nap for 2 h…

mistakingly took a nap for 2 hours… amazing how your body shuts down after a few sleepless nights of work. stupid biology.