Apr 282015
C2E2 2015 Photos

I went to my first “con” this past weekend, C2E2 in Chicago. I am still processing the photos I took, but wanted to make sure that people are able to find them. So the photos are available at http://photos.bradfordbenn.com/event/C2E2-2015. I am still in the process of editing and cleaning up the photos so if you see [more]

Apr 262015
Creative Commons Share and Share Alike for my domain

As I was taking pictures this weekend I thought about how I want people to be able to use my content and thoughts. Part of this was sparked also by my recent appearance on AVNation’s AVWeek Podcast Episode 189: I Know Who To Call. Tim brought up some topics that I have both experience with [more]

Apr 052015
New Workspace

Over the past few weeks I have been more mindful of my health and the amount of time I spend just sitting. I could be sitting in front of a computer, in front of the video display providing entertainment, sitting in the car … etc. Yes, it is no longer a television, most don’t have [more]

Mar 312015

Today’s most awkward/frustrating moment, and there were lots to choose from, having coffee at Starbucks. I was at Starbucks sitting quietly with my laptop open, which has a collection of various adornments on it, at one of the larger tables. A person comes up and asks if he can sit at the the table. Being [more]

Feb 042015

As most of us have, I have provided my e-mail address to various companies when doing online shopping. These submittals often result in receiving promotional e-mails from the company. When I get a promotional e-mail I consider if I would like to continue to receive the information and whether or not I actually believe that [more]

Jan 022015

As the new year begins, I have been looking through some of my patronage. I am using the term broadly, it  includes Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Patreon, Bandcamp, direct subscriptions, and lump sum payments. It is an interesting dance that occurs in the Internet commerce age. There are multiple ways to purchase things currently, it can be done as a [more]

Dec 122014

As the holiday season is upon us here in the United States I am being asked quite often for donations or contributions while I am at the office. These requests can open up a quagmire of issues so I always politely decline with the statement that “I don’t donate at work. Just one of my [more]

Nov 122014

As my faithful readers know, both of you based on my recent Google Analytics report, I believe in being nice. As the holidays (or is it Holidaze) are drawing closer I wanted to remind you about some posts I wrote previously. These are just some thoughts for the season. Also what happened to the US Thanksgiving Holiday? [more]

Oct 102014

So got a new iPhone on Monday as I had worn out my last phone, the buttons actually stopped physically working and well it was crashing hourly. I was not able to get the model I truly wanted in terms of color, but a non-functioning phone kind of pressed the issue. I tried to configure the [more]

Oct 092014
It is time for Hockey!

Did I mention how happy I am it is NHL Hockey Season again? I am amazed at how much has changed in the my lifetime with regard to watching hockey. When I was younger, much younger when the NJ Devils were the Colorado Rockies, I watched NJ Rangers, Ny Islanders, and Philadelphia Flyer games on [more]