I write to remember, and I’m writing to remember what hosting my first Thanksgiving was like. This way, whether its next year or two years from now, I’ll know what worked well and what didn’t. So follow along dear reader and learn from my mistakes!Continue reading “Thoughts on Hosting My First Thanksgiving, Shitty Leftovers, and Fatigue”
The Census Bureau recently asked all of the Secretary of State offices to be part of their data sharing project. In case you forgot the furor over this in the news, they were seeking not only the metadata on your driver’s licenses, but also whom was a citizen.
After receiving the request, it only took the Illinois SoS office two hours to deny the request.
Look at those eyes.
Hatty is a therapy dog in the Cook County State’s Attorney office who will help provide comfort and assistance to victims of sexual assault and violence.Continue reading “I Used FOIA to Get Pictures of a Dog”
In November of 2007 my brother killed a squirrel by firing an air rifle from inside the house, traveling through two rooms, through an open window, and into the flesh of the squirrel. At the time I was vegetarian and chronic diarist at the time and I wrote down my feelings immediately afterwards. I recently found my diary and have posted the diary below in its original form.Continue reading “My Brother The Murderer”
Dreamforce is a fortnight and a half away! This will be my second Dreamforce and I’m excited to attend and drink from the proverbial firehose of new information and engaging with our customers for a week. I recently attended a local user group where a few MVPs and perennial Dreamforce attendees (9, 10, and 13-time attendees were in the room) shared some best practices on how to make the most of the conference. I was really impressed with their knowledge, and wanted to share their pro-tips with the rest of the world.Continue reading “Dreamforce Pro-Tips”