10 Years of Exercise Tracking – And The Start of What Led to Running

Today is a special anniversary for me. It was 10 years ago, on May 30, 2010, that I made a decision to get serious about my health. I was about 60+ pounds over what a target weight should be for someone my age. I got winded just walking a few blocks. I needed to change! My wife and I both decided we were going to start getting in shape by just going walking. It was SO helpful to have her as a partner in doing this. We started walking in a beautiful, large cemetery in Keene, New Hampshire. Over the…

TDYR 394 – After the pandemic, will livestreaming change churches and community organizations?

After the COVID-19 pandemic is over, will livestreaming change churches and community organizations? If so, how? In this episode I talk about how there have been some benefits seen in livestreaming. When the pandemic is over and we can start gathering…

TDYR 393 – SoundCloud Brings Back the Ability to Upload (but not Record) from IOS Apps

In the beginning, SoundCloud had a big orange button in their iOS app that let you record and upload audio. Then in 2014 that was removed… but now in 2020 the Upload ability is back (but not Record). In this episode I talk about that evolution over t…

Call for Participation – ICANN DNSSEC and Security Workshop at ICANN68 Virtual Policy Forum (Featured Blog)

If you are interested in speaking at the ICANN 68 DNSSEC Workshop, please send a brief (1-2 sentence) description of your proposed presentation to dnssec-kualalumpur@isoc.org by 29 May 2020. This online workshop will be Monday, 22 June 2020, from 02:00…

Reflections on Earth Day 1990 – And How It Fundamentally Changed My Life

As we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day today, April 22, 2020, my mind jumped back 30 years to "Earth Day 1990" in the state of New Hampshire. I made some choices that year and seized some opportunities that introduced me to the worlds of communications, community organizing, and public relations. I approached 1990 thinking I was going to be finishing up a Masters in Education degree and heading back to Connecticut to teach in a public high school. But life took very different turns and presented new opportunities. The choices I made then set me on the path…

TDYR 392 – Reflections on Earth Day 1990 and How It Fundamentally Changed My Life

On this 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, I look back 30 years and tell the story of how the events that led to Earth Day 1990, and the choices I made, fundamentally changed my life and set me on the path that led to where I am today…
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On this 50th Earth Day, We Are Using The Internet To Change The World

A view of the Earth from space from NASA image library

50 years ago when the first Earth Day happened, the networks that would later form the Internet were only beginning. 20 years later, when Earth Day 1990 turned the celebration into a global event, the World-Wide Web existed only as a single website in Switzerland. Today, the Internet is our lifeline. In a world locked […]

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TDYR 391 – Taking a Coffee Break via Zoom and Slack during COVID-19 Pandemic

In a time of isolation, how can you use virtual coffee breaks to connect with others? In this episode, I talk about how people within my organization have used the combination of Zoom and Slack to have virtual coffee (or tea) breaks to connect with eac…

TDYR 390 – On Why We Need To Write in Plain Language

Why do we write articles that people can’t understand? How can we be more clear and concise in our writing? How can we reduce the load on the brains of our readers? In this episode I talk about how critically important it is to write in “plain language…

TDYR – The COVID-19 Pandemic – Personal Reflections from Vermont

It’s been one month since the first positive case of COVID-19 was found in Vermont, where I live. In this episode I talk through some of my thoughts about what all is going on…