In my last post, I talked a bit about the history of BigBlueBall.com. For shits and grins, I popped into the WayBackMachine to travel back through time and see what the site looked like “back when.” Some of the captures on the WayBackMachine are missing a few bits and pieces — some CSS here and […]
Decades ago (back in the late 90’s) I was looking for a domain name to use for a portfolio website. Of course, even in the late 90s, many of the “good” names were already registered. I ended up going with BigBlueBall.com, as it reminded me of the descriptions of planet Earth as seen from outer […]
We tend to think of our lives in terms of the number of trips we’ve made around the sun. By that count, I’m on my 57th trip as I write this. Although time seems to fly by faster as we grow older, years are still rather abstract. The years of a way of sneaking up […]
I ran my first half marathon as a teenager back in Indiana. It was sponsored by the local McDonalds, who fed us something they claimed were pancakes. Apparently in the 1970s, we didn’t get that carb-loading 30 minutes before race time wasn’t very effective. I don’t remember my time, but it took me a couple […]
I like to set big goals. That’s partly the reason I originally created the Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge. Creating a goal, and developing a plan to achieve that goal helps keep me focused on the things that matter to me. This year, one of my big goals is to climb Mount Shasta. At 14,179 feet above […]
It’s been a long time coming, but I’m happy to say, we’re finally relocating full-time to Bend, Oregon. For those that don’t know, we have a home there, but work has kept us elsewhere. Now, Bend makes the perfect place to grow Social Adventures, and the countdown to our permanent move has begun. We move […]
There’s a lot of talk these days about unplugging and disconnecting. This music video captures the problem quite well. We more connected than ever, and yet… Love the old-timey animation from Steve Cutts. Now turn off your phone and take a hike.