Thursday, June 29, 2006


I think that I'm really going to go through with this idea. It's kind of scary. I've never been a journalist or even a rogue journalist. I just think that the topic is important and that it should be discussed. I don't think that the sciences get any sort of press in the area of the world so I'm going to create it.

I know there has to be some sort of tech community around here but there isn't anyone to recognize it. As I was looking around last night I ran across several different organizations, ACM, IEEE, TALUG, there was a meetup with web developers, and more.

I have been exposed to the professional organizations while in college but I had little to no contact with the professional chapters even after I graduated. I also ran across a blog or two, like Keith Instone's. I was in contact with Keith a while back. He was trying to help revive the the local chapter of ACM. Which it looks like they got their paperwork completed.

I think that I'm going to have to pay my dues, finally to ACM.

Looks like I missed a presentation on "Active Learning for Speech Recognition".

I'm going to have to do this. Wish me luck. I just hope that I don't get distracted by something shiny.


Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Serious or Not

I've been thinking about starting a Techish blog for a while. I read/listen to a lot of tech news and I think that I could do some writing about it. I guess that I'll talk about some of my history. I came to Toledo to study Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Toledo. I used to be involved with the ACM(Association for Computing Machinery), got to be their Chairman, vice-chair for a couple of years during that time I got to see it's decline but I can talk about that some other time. I'm currently working in Toledo as a Jack of all Trades Information Technology Specialist. I dabble in a lot of things from Web Programming/design, SQL Server Administration, Desktop support, telephone systems, Mail Server Administration etc...

I like to complain that there isn't any tech in Toledo, I know it's wrong so I'm going to see if there is some way for me to uncover those out there that love tech around here as much as I do and what they are doing.

I'm kind of doing this on a whim so sorry if it starts off kind of shaky. Also I'm moving into a house so there may be spans between posts... Buying a house kind of made me think more about this town as a permanent residence so I may as well write about it.

Talk to you soon.