Tuesday, April 22, 2003

Much of my family came to visit me over the Easter weekend. I have managed to post some photos of one of our trips in an album on Yanov.com.

"Success and failure in the technology business is only loosely linked to technical and design excellence.'' -Mitch Kapor
In an article published last week, Mike Langberg observed the 25th anniversary of the spreadsheet. The story recounts Dan Bricklin's invention of Visicalc, it's eclipse by Lotus 1-2-3, which eventually was displaced by Microsoft's Excel. Langberg's story is a fond reminiscence for those of us who remember computers before spreadsheets. In 1979 personal computers were mostly hobbyist toys. We played games on them and wrote games for them, but they were not anything that was useful to the day to day operations of a small business. Today the spreadsheets is more useful than a desk calculator. It sorts lists of names, charts trends in sales, and even crunches long lists of numbers into neat little sums. Happy Birthday.

Today is Earth Day. EarthDay.gov is the official Web portal for U.S. government Earth Day activities and information. On the site there are links to specific actions you can take to protect the environment, volunteer opportunities, and events and activities by region. Unfortunately, there are no activities reported for South Carolina, but you can get plenty of ideas for your own personal Earth Day. The first Earth Day was in 1970. EarthDay.gov: Portal for U.S. Government Events & Information

Monday, April 14, 2003

Laura and Jacob Morgan's wedding pictures are now online... twice! Laura and Jacob were married on April 5, 2003, and the link above is a web album that is hosted on my website. They make a handsome couple, so of course, the pictures turned out really well. Additionally, the pictures are available in an online print gallery that allows you to order professional quality prints and have them delivered to your door. The online print gallery requires a password. (The password is "Laura").

Laura and Jacob Morgan

Thursday, April 10, 2003

The GSATC meeting was a smash hit! I really can not say just how excited I am that we were able to pull together such a great group of people to last night's kick off meeting to the GSATC. Our first ever meeting had over 90 people, was covered by GSA Business, had a great featured speaker, and over 25 of that group went across the street for our cash bar networking event. It was a great crowd, and we gave them some useful information. Wow! We hit a home run.