The Life of a Project Manager at thirteen05

It’s 8:00 am on a beautiful Monday morning in Tampa, Florida and thirteen 05 creative is open for business. As the Project Manager, I may be biased, but I have to say I have the best job in the house. When I walk in the door, I’m immediately greeted by furry paws and friendly excitement […]

It’s Time to Rethink Your Company Benefits!

Have you been wondering how you can afford to offer benefits? And how you would manage them? Well, these are all questions I just answered for myself recently – and the answers may surprise you. First, let’s start with the easy ones: paid time off, telecommuting, sick leave, etc. These are the easiest benefits to […]

It’s A Small World, After All

Recent flooding in Thailand have caused a global shortage and price increases in hard drives. Shortages may last more than six months. Why? Most of the world’s makers of hard drives do a significant portion of their manufacturing in Thailand. I don’t know why that is but it’s a fact. There were shortages of some […]


Google’s 30th anniversary Pac-Man tribute proved so popular, they are making it permanently available. Google Pac-Man Online.

Earth From Space

The Earth from space – reflected in an astronaut’s faceplate as he takes his own photo. Original article with larger image.

Pale Blue Dot

Looking back at Earth from distant space. Tthis is an actual photo image (read the complete description), taken by Voyager 1 from a distance of more than 4 billion miles. Earth is the little dot in the band of light right of center and a bit more than half way down:

Houston, We Have a Problem

It’s the 40th anniversary of Apollo 13’s having a little problem. This image was taken by the astronauts as the damaged module drifted away – you can see where a panel was blown off by the explosion. A dramatic reminder no matter how well planned your activities, chances are from time to time you will […]

Who Dat!

There are no words. The “Ain’ts” are gone. New Orleans is back.


I try not to post on politically charged topics. However, sometimes I can’t resist…. “Climategate” is the name being used for the emails hacked from a major Climate Change science center. In case you haven’t read the actual emails from the East Anglia Climate Center, but are simply listening to the assessment that they do […]


Happy Thanksgiving everybody. I hope and trust you have much to be thankful for. May we all have even oh so much more to be thankful for next year.


Just finished reading Groundswell, highly recommended book on using social networking technologies in marketing, publicity and promotion. Written by two employees at Forrester Research, they said this in their acknowledgments: We’re very glad to have come to the end of this project as close friends, rather than, say, having strangled each other. Having conducted many […]