Headed to Vegas for CES 2012!

As you are reading this I am most likely on a plane from Pittsburgh to Las Vegas (gotta love being able to schedule posts with WordPress). I am on my way to Vegas for this years Consumer Electronics Show or CES as we all call it. If I am counting this right this will be my 6th year at the show! I can’t believe 6 years ago I made the plunge and went to CES and Vegas for the first time ever. A lot has changed in those 6 years that is for sure! Luckily since I have been blogging since 2005 you can go back and see my blog posts about previous shows.

Obviously I am going to CES for ThinkComputers. We hope this year is going to be a huge year for us and we will be doing mostly video coverage. To give you an idea of what to expect check out the video below.

To follow all of the coverage on ThinkComputers you can bookmark this URL: http://www.thinkcomputers.org/tag/ces-2012/ or follow myself or ThinkComputers on the social networks below.

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See everyone in Vegas!

New Year, New Blog Design

Well as you can see I have a new layout here on my blog! The old layout was on the site for around 3 years, which is quite a long time. Over time it had got cluttered and just seemed boring and out dated to me. Also for a time I had thought about making money on the blog, but I never really got into that so some of the things on there were just pointless. After the 3 years of looking at the cluttered blog I knew I needed to change it. After doing some searching I found a great layout and that is what you see now.

The layout is called Beauty & Clean and it is actually a free layout! The whole point of my blog now is to keep friends and family updated on my life and to express thoughts that I cannot do on ThinkComputers. So I did not need a very complicated layout, just something simple and clean. So this layout was the perfect fit!

I really did not have to do that much editing to the theme either, just add what I wanted to the sidebar, and make a few custom menu’s and I was done. I really like the way everything came out. What do you think of the new blog layout?

Into 2012…

Wow can you believe it is already 2012!?! It seems like 2011 flew by! 2011 was an ok year for me, I know it had its ups and downs, but the good times definitely outweighed the bad times. This yeah has been a learning year for me, by that I mean I have learned from my mistakes and I’m doing things to not make those mistakes again. Case in point would be that over the past 3-4 months I have completely eliminated all of the drama from my life and cut out fake friends. By doing this I have been happier than ever! So what does 2012 have in store for me? Well let’s talk about things I want to do, I hate calling them resolutions.

Time Management – This is something that I have really been horrible at lately. I need to work smarter and stop wasting time on things that do not matter. I also need to stop being so lazy and just get things done!
Being more active – I always say I need to get in shape, but honestly I do. I am going to try to work out at least 3 times a week starting this week.
Blog More – Yeah yeah I know I haven’t really blogged that much at all but I really want to. Blogging is a great way to not only share experiences with friends and family but also save those memories.

Only 3 things? Well I think if I accomplish both of these goals I will be much happier and stress free. So what are my plans for 2012?

ThinkComputers – As always I will be doing ThinkComputers full time. This year I really want to make a big push a get the site to where it needs to be. Also with us doing video now I really want to gain a good following on YouTube.
COBCOB has been a great experience and learning process as it is the second company that I have started since ThinkComputers. I definitely want to gain more clients and really put more time into it as I do enjoy working with social media.
Other Endeavors – Well there is a possibility that I may be starting a 3rd company, but that is quite a ways away right now. I also am becoming more involved in the Pittsburgh startup scene and I will definitely continue that in 2012.

Thanks to my friends and family for always being there in 2011, here is to 2012!!

Not Blogging as Much…

Well as you may have noticed my blogging has been a little dry lately. I mean the main reasons really is that I have been super busy, but after thinking about it there are a few different reasons why my blogging has slowed down. I think the biggest reasons is all of the micro-blogging platforms that I use. This blog is to keep people updated on my life, but with all those micro-blogging platforms I can do that very easily and with less work. As well as right from the event or place I am at.

Some of you may already follow me on these platforms, but I am going to list them so you can be up to date with what I am doing. The biggest one is twitter. Everything I do I post on twitter so that is the main one if you want to follow me on there.

I post many pictures and videos. Those all go through twitter as well as Posterous and Tumblr. These photo blogs I have really show you what I’m up to.

Don’t worry I will still be keeping this blog up for longer posts and things I want to talk about. I just wanted to let you know about the other ways you can stay in touch with what I am doing.

Tim Ferris is back with the 4-Hour Chef!

If you follow me on twitter or Instagram you know I love food and I love cooking, that is why I am super excited for Tim Ferris’s new book the 4-Hour Chef! Tim’s book the 4-Hour Workweek really changed how I thought about time management and made all of my businesses more successful. I really like Tim’s writing style and the way he is straight forward with things. Here is what the 4-Hour Chef is all about…

The tagline for the book is, “The Simple Path to Cooking Like a Pro, Learning Anything, and Living the Good Life”. Time says, “The book is intended to be “the cookbook for people who don’t buy cookbooks,” The 4-Hour Chef will use food as a vehicle to teach the art and science of meta-learning–the skill of learning skills. Whether you want to learn a new instrument or a new sport (or anything in between), you’ll have a field-tested and research-backed blueprint. In addition to insight from world-class chefs, we’ll have an unreal cast of characters helping you to multiply your learning potential.”

For a limited time, to celebrate the announcement, you can pre-order The 4-Hour Chef for 50-80% off. Instead of $30 for print, you can reserve a copy for $15. Instead of $22 for Kindle, you can get it for $9.99.

If you have read any of Tim’s books you know this one is going to be just as good. I can’t wait to get it and learn so much more about cooking and food!