Why Yelp If I Can Google?

Google now makes it easy to read ratings, reviews and other associated information about businesses you find on Google Maps. Google has taken its usual approach of aggregating the participation of multiple services and communities across the web to provide a fast way to consume related information. It’s an impressive effort since no metadata or […]

Continue reading →

Philly Future’s Newest Team Member

I’m very happy to share news that Ron Burkhardt, local technologist, and fellow Philly family guy, has joined Philly Future’s all volunteer team. His feedback over the past few years has been invaluable and having him take an official role on the team will benefit the community tremendously. Friends, especially those of you familiar with […]

Continue reading →

Never say “last bad news for a while”

You’re not going to believe this, I’m still laughing at the irony, but last Thursday, while walking to the train station from my first physical rehabilitation session – I fell down six or steps – and chipped my right lateral cunieform – a bone on the top of my right foot! It’s a small chip […]

Continue reading →

Get all the tech news you need in 5, not 20 minutes, every day

Nick Douglas, at Valleywag has a concise list of services to visit to get a daily dose of tech/social software/media business news. He suggests using a feed reader to save time if you’re so inclined. Here goes a simpler suggestion – visit OriginalSignal.com and Popurls.com. There you will be able to scan the latest stories […]

Continue reading →

Hopefully the last bad news for a while

I’ve been handling pain associated with my isthmic Spondylolisthesis for many, many years years now. Back in 2005 I did some physical rehabilitation to strengthen my torso muscles. Since then I’ve inconsistently kept an exercise routine that has more or less, kept my pain level at a “2” or “3” on a scale of 1 […]

Continue reading →

Elsie Knott July 24, 1916 – January 11, 2007

Last Thursday morning we got the news that Richelle’s Aunt Elsie had passed away in her sleep. I’ve known Aunt Elsie for 16 years. The following picture is of Emma and Aunt Elsie, taken this Christmas. She loved her visits with Emma and would call her my ‘little schatzi”. Thursday, while the family was dealing […]

Continue reading →

Mom successfully weaned from intubation tube

At around 6:30 tonight they removed the tube and mom was breathing regularly under her own strength. It was scary along the way, with fears growing that it wouldn’t be possible. I’ve been at the hospital the past few days, leaving Richelle alone to take care of Emma, who has a cold (snot everywhere!) which […]

Continue reading →