Friday, May 29, 2009


So I finally decided to join Twitter to see what all the fuss is about. Meh. That's pretty much how I felt about it at first. Then I started to realize some of the marketing power it has.

I signed Fragapalooza up now so that I could keep the world updated and to see if I could put some of this free marketing to work.

I can make a post about one of the sponsors for instance, and if I tag the sponsor name (#) then my post will return as a search result when someone searches for that sponsor. This works for any term that I tag. #LAN for instance is a great tag.

In the two days since I have signed up Frag, there are 15 followers already. Each of those followers have followers of their own who can see that they are following Frag. This has the potential of reaching lots of new attendees in a short time. As long as I post regularily and tag the correct terms, this will work out well.

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Thursday, May 14, 2009

To BE, or not to BE...

So...we had a bomb dropped on us at work the other day...the dreaded OUTSOURCE was brought up. Once we all got over the initial shock of hearing that, our CIO went on to discuss some of the ideas around it. Now, when I say ideas, it is because nothing has been decided yet. The entire IT branch will be involved in the entire process from now until the end of it. Should be interesting...

There have been a zillion discussions already about it and I am looking at it in the most positive way possible. What other choice do I have? I guess I could be miserable for the next year...instead I decided to get out in front of this thing, and make sure that I have some sort of control over my career. (good luck with that right? LOL)

Beyond work, things are pretty much the same... I have been watching WAY too much hockey...I try and catch at least a couple periods of every game that is on. Doesn't leave a lot of room for catching up on regular TV, but I'm sure I will get over it.

For kicks, I joined Twitter the other day...if you are one of those Tweeple, follow me!

Planning for this years Fragapalooza is well under way. If you or someone you know is a gamer, please sign up!