San Diego Bloggers Meetup

Last night I met some fellow San Diego bloggers at the San Diego Bloggers Meetup at Cafe Bassam. This was my first time meeting up with fellow San Diegans with common blogging interests, and I was more than impressed with the turnout. The meeting structure was informal, although a lot of that was due to the constricted confines, and the ambiance was frothy (my latte was fabulous) and friendly.

The conversations were focused around blogging, but at my table topics took interesting…

Baking Your Community and Improving Upon the Just Add Water Options

All of last week I was dying to make cupcakes. I’m a frosting fanatic, and cupcakes are my favorite form of satisfying my frosting fix. I wasn’t born with the cooking gene, so my cupcake contrivances are usually of the box variety; just add water and frost with the faux butter cream canned frosting. Friday morning I decided to make my dreams of cupcakes come to fruition, but I was determined to bake the best darn cupcakes ever. I found this recipe on and set about on a…

My Online Wonderland

In the interest of staying relevant in this online space, I find myself doing quite a bit of daily reading. Most of what I read is in relation to community building, social media, web strategy, and web applications.

I’ve always been the type of person to feel awkward in a social setting if I’m not as knowledgeable about a subject matter than my peers appear to be. I’m also the type of person that doesn’t offer an opinion unless I know what I’m talking about it, but rest-assured that when I…


I think one of the greatest things about modern America is the computerization of medical records. As a volunteer sheriff, I can look up anyone’s psychiatric records or surgical histories. Yeast infections… there are a huge number of yeast infections in this county. Probably because we’re downriver… from that old bread factory.

Dwight Schrute, The Office

Suit vs IT Guy

This ad really bugs me.

Especially when the guy in the suit snidely says,

“The point of innovation is to make actual money.”

My inner geek is offended.

The attitude reeks and so does the staged dichotomy. In the commercial the suit is portrayed as the omniscient being, and the poorly attired IT guy (geek) is lacking business sense. In the real world the guy with the avatar is also the guy connecting with his peers using various types of social media. He may not always be…