Finding Balance

A week or so ago I was browsing the videos from the Cocoaconf Yosemite conference that was held at Yosemite Lodge earlier this year. It was a conference I’d hoped to go to but my […]

How to get me to follow you on social media

Every day I get people adding me to circles on Google+, liking or following or friending on Facebook and following me on Twitter. I also see lots of people asking (and sometimes demanding or pleading) […]

A Sample Community Manager Job Description

A few weeks ago one of the groups I work with gave me a call and asked for my help, because they felt they needed to hire a community manager but they really weren’t sure […]


Going Viral — Thoughts and Feedback about the Death of Reddit piece

So a week ago I wrote and posted a piece called The Death of Reddit where I talked about the community site and my thoughts on the problems and challenges surrounding it. It turned out […]

Fixing or Replacing Reddit, some quick thoughts

Watching how The Death of Reddit spread across the net was fascinating. It’s been a while since I’ve written something that got that much interest and commentary, and to everyone that passed it along and […]

The Death of Reddit

[edit July 12: when you’re done here, I wrote a followup for you:¬†Fixing or Replacing Reddit, some quick thoughts — take a look! chuq] Two or three times a year I get asked why I […]

First outing with the Canon 7D Mark II

On Sunday I wanted to take the new Canon 7D Mark II out and see how well it worked in field conditions, so Laurie and I headed out to Radio Road in Redwood Shores for […]


New Toy — Canon 7d Mk II

It’s been a month since I’ve posted here, for which I apologize. If you don’t read my personal blog, unfortunately life intervened, and I’m just starting to be able to sit down and put the […]


This Happened….

So, this happened. My Apple Watch arrived. Not the sport, so it has the stainless and the sapphire glass. That’s the black leather loop band, the only one that fits my wrist, which measures out […]

That looks like a rabbit hole. I should be careful where I wal

So about ten days ago I get The Call. Mom. Paramedics. Ambulance. Hospital. I was in San Diego waking up for my final day at Cisco Live. Suddenly I’m notifying the team I need to […]


Mom, Rest in Peace

My mom passed away tonight about 9PM, age not-quite-92, ending a long fight against cancer. A breast cancer survivor almost a decade ago, the cancer had returned into the bones and elsewhere, and when I […]

Where’s Chuq?

This last week I’ve been at Cisco Live in San Diego doing whatever it is I do for a living in our DevNet Zone. By all accounts and feedback the week was a whopping success […]

Followup on my Lightroom CC/Lightroom 6 posting

I wanted to post a follow up on my notes on Lightroom CC/Lightroom 6 of a couple of weeks ago. In it, I noted some glitches and performance problems mostly with Smart Collections, especially when […]


First reactions to Lightroom CC/Lightroom 6 (Executive summary: pretty good)

I have been working with the new Lightroom CC/Lightroom 6 release for the last few days doing some work involving my new image galleries, as well as test-driving some of the new features such as […]


A quick brag….

This one’s been a long time coming. For the last ten days, I’ve been at or below 380 (today: 377) — my lowest weight since 2007, which was about the time I was diagnosed with […]