" I finish many fewer projects than I start." This disclaimer has been on my About page for years, and it has never held more truth. I neglect this blog for much too long, then I feel the need to do a big update post. Things are given short shrift, or they are fogotten completely. A… Continue reading write something every day
I used to write a lot. This blog started out with stories from work and evolved to chronicle my life. Along the way it became a photography blog, dabbling in a 365 Project, 52 Cameras, and most recently a roll-a-week project. But lately it's been nothing. Zip. Nada. I've largely broken the Facebook addiction, but… Continue reading Focus
Around the Blogosphere – September 22
Presented for your enjoyment and/or enlightenment, a random assortment of things I've found interesting recently. Like everything else at NfMH, AtB will run irregularly at my whim. For openers, Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man presents the ultimate collection of playground FAIL. Peter runs a very enlightening blog and was the inspiration for Around the Blogosphere.… Continue reading Around the Blogosphere – September 22
Who owns you?
Or more accurately, "Who owns your name?" Take a brief walk with me into one of the stranger corners of the Internet. Don't worry, your identity is safe. Just keep your hand on your credit cards and don't click any popups. I've mentioned before that I sometimes listen to political talk radio. (Lately I don't… Continue reading Who owns you?
Feeds, scraping, & titillating Germans
For a while now, I've been aware that NfMH was being scraped. I didn't get too upset about it. Even if my text was being used to hawk tree services in Austin it was still linked back here and hopefully driving traffic my way. This all changed last week when an aggregator swiped my text,… Continue reading Feeds, scraping, & titillating Germans
Please welcome to the blogroll Paramedic Pulp Fiction and the Insomniac Medic. Both write with the wonderful narrative style for which I strive. KC at PPF isn't new to the blogosphere, but somehow I hadn't discovered him until today. Ben the Insomniac Medic has been a longtime read of mine; I'm not sure how I'd… Continue reading Blogroll Additions
Pimping the blog
Last week I received an email from one Taylor Dardan: I wanted to send you a quick message, and see if I would be able to write a guest blog on your site. I am very passionate the health concerns that can endanger first responders. I am trying to raise the awareness of the many… Continue reading Pimping the blog
I don't have it lately. Ideas for blog posts come, bounce around inside my head briefly, perhaps emerge partially onto the keyboard and Writeroom, and then disappear before reaching maturity. Some of my favorite reads are still at it though, capturing snapshots of the wonder and passion of life in public safety. Presented for your… Continue reading Inspiration
Gettng my head (and my data) out of the Clouds
I'm a bit of an early adopter. I'm not on the bleeding edge of technology, but I'm out in front of many people. I've been into Gmail for years, since back when you needed an invitation to get an account. I know the dangers of cloud computing; namely that your data is at the mercy… Continue reading Gettng my head (and my data) out of the Clouds
Savoring the moment
0300 hours finds me seated on the foot of the stretcher, resting my feet on the rear bumper of Medic 9. The empty ambulance bay at Local Suburban is framed in the rear doors as a few snowflakes drift gently past. For once things are quiet, and I am alone as my partner finishes her… Continue reading Savoring the moment