“I worked at Vistaprint – maybe you’ve heard of them?”

“I worked at Vistaprint – maybe you’ve heard of them?”

I interviewed for a job recently. I drove 5 hours for an all-morning interview with 4 different people. 3 of those conversations were wonderful. 1 was not, and it left me with this funny story.

I was under the impression that I was interviewing for a director-level role, as I made it very clear to them that I wasn’t interested in accepting something below that level. Since they had put me through the interview process and had me travel, I assumed this was understood.

When I sat down to interview with one director-level employee, it became clear that no one had told her. When she asked me to explain how I came to be interested in the role, I walked through the entire process, including the fact that I was looking for a director-level role. You should have seen her face.

Movies I Watched in May 2015

Movies I Watched in May 2015

I have fallen way behind in my movie tracking efforts. Luckily, it’ll only take me two posts to get back to speed. Let’s get into it.

Amazon Echo Review

Amazon Echo Review

Amazon Echo is now available for everyone.

I received mine on November 28. As a Prime member, I was extended the $100 discount and purchased it for $99. But having used it extensively and owned it for 7 months now, I would have happily paid the $199. Disclosure: I am a long term Amazon shareholder and this post contains affiliate links.

Movies I Watched in April 2015

Movies I Watched in April 2015

In April, I watched a lot of TV shows (including The IT Crowd and Inside Amy Schumer). This meant a decrease in movie watching.

Movies I Watched in March 2015 (Plus First Quarter Stats)

Movies I Watched in March 2015 (Plus First Quarter Stats)

March is long gone and, with it, the first quarter of 2015. I decided, at the start of the year, that I would track my moving watching habits for the year and various data points along with it. Not because anyone would care necessarily, but because I thought I personally might find it interesting.

Let’s jump into the numbers for March and then the first quarter totals.

Movies I Watched in February 2015

Movies I Watched in February 2015

As I mentioned at the start of February, I am tracking my movie watching habits this year. This includes a number of different data points, including the services and technologies I use, the years the movies were released and more.

I actually took a break from movie watching for a couple of weeks during the end of February and start of March. Instead, I watched the HBO mini-series, John Adams, and Boardwalk Empire. Parks and Recreation ate into that time a little bit, as well. Since all of that was 100% watched on my tablet, the Fire HDX numbers are obviously down, too.

When You Abuse Vulnerable People in Your Care

It’s hard for me to think of anything that bothers me more than when someone abuses a person who is unable to speak for them self or won’t be believed. Especially when they have accepted a job where they are supposed to care for that person.

The video above is so disturbing (story). A 10 year old special needs student is verbally and physically abused by two teacher’s aides. One aide twists the student’s arm violently, tells him that there “isn’t enough Jesus to fix you” and – most shocking of all to me – strikes him directly in the face as the other aide restrains him.

Movies I Watched in January 2015

Movies I Watched in January 2015

I’ve decided to take an analytical look at the movies I watch in 2015. This means that I am not just keeping track of the movies, but how I watch them (services and technology), whether or not they were new to me, when they were released and what genres they were in.

Leaving the Copyright 2.0 Show

Leaving the Copyright 2.0 Show

After 5 years, 10 months and 2 days of co-hosting, I will be leaving the Copyright 2.0 Show on September 12, when episode 342 is released. We announced my departure on episode 340, which was released yesterday. I joined the show officially on November 10, 2008 for episode 84.

On 259 occasions, I will have sat down with Jonathan Bailey for an hour to talk about the latest copyright news. It’s been an amazing run and I wanted to take a moment to reflect on it.

Kindle Unlimited, the “Netflix for Books” Model, and What Authors and Publishers Can Do to Stop It

Kindle Unlimited, the “Netflix for Books” Model, and What Authors and Publishers Can Do to Stop It

Amazon launched Kindle Unlimited today, a “Netflix for books” style service which gives you access to more than 600,000 ebooks.

Before we go any further, I want to disclose that I am a published author with an agency that represents me. For my first book, I signed a traditional publishing contract with a good sized published. My second book was released for free via sponsorship. Finally, I am an Amazon shareholder.