The publisher of my book (Building a WordPress Blog People Want to Read), Peachpit Press, asked me to make an appearance at their Macworld booth last month. Being the amicable fellow that I am I agree (though I did very little in the way of prep, as is my wont).
Not only did I thrill and delight a small crowd in the booth, those geniuses at Peachpit were recording the whole thing and are turning it into a series of podcasts (I assume it is a series, but it might just be this one). Point your peepers at How To Configure the Dashboard in WordPress 2.7. I made Marisa watch it and she learned 2 things about the Dashboard (and she has been using WordPress for 4 years!).
Check out the podcast here and let me know what you think. If people like it I might be inspired to create some WordPress screencasts of my own!
When I watched the podcast I thought I did I pretty good job, but for some reason I thought I came over as really angry during the intro (before I start talking):
That's Cliff Colby I'm standing next to, the editor of my book and the reason my book came about. I think he is a great guy and he in no way angers me. Not sure why I look like I'm ready to punch the next person that walks up to me, but I must have been in 'the zone' mentally preparing myself for the hordes of people that were going to hound me for an autograph during my presentation.
Just the other day I bought some new clothes for my new job, and here is an action shot of me wearing the new jacket in my office (with a tie even!).
What is the world coming to?
It is another episode of Fork You for your enjoyment! Fork You: Bee Mine is all about honey. Anne, our friend and local beekeeper, shows us the ins and outs of having lots of deadly bees in your backyard and how one goes about stealing all their precious honey.
The Tootsie Roll is probably my favorite treat. The even rarer Tootsie Fruit Roll is my favorite kind of Tootsie Roll, and of the available Fruit Roll flavors vanilla and cherry top my list. You can imagine my glee upon find this in our local Target this evening.
I nearly swooned.