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New URL… New theme

Posted by Jason

February 24, 2013 The Present  No comments

We're still going to be experimenting a bit with this site.  Now that we're using WordPress, we have a whole family of themes that are open to us, and we're playing with some options and are going to settle down in a few weeks.  We've also picked a new domain (http://www.isleofview.us), and we're reviewing our use of social media.   I think that we're going to take this blog and "kick it up a notch" this year.

Tracy and I both have Facebook and Twitter accounts, participate in Goodreads.com and other sites.  At some point we'll be adding links to these for people to connect with us.

One of the things that I'm going to try to do is be more public about my diabetes management.  I figure if I have more of an audience, I'll be more accountable for my eating and exercise habits.

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Penguin’s Quote of the Day

Posted by Jason

January 12, 2012 The Past  No comments

Years ago (more than a I care to count really), I managed an email list that was entitled "Penguin's Quote of the Day." This was back when the Internet was still very young and had a bit of a "wild West" vibe to it. The concept of email was foreign to most people. I was a freshman at Dartmouth and had just gotten my Blitzmail account.

Well, I concluded that to help motivate me to get up in the morning, I'd start a habit of sending out a quote to my friends via email every day. It started off as a short list of recipients - a few of my classmates, Tracy (who had her own email account), and a few of my high school friends who were at other schools, but also had email.

I probably had about a dozen or so people who I was sending the quotes off to - not a big audience at all, but enough

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