December 3, 2013

George Parapadakis: ECM is dead. Long live ECM... includes links to others' takes on the term including Laurence Hart, Marko Sillanp√§√§, Dan Antion, and John Mancini, all of which are worth a read.

November 20, 2013

ARMA Canada 2014 call for speakers open. The conference is scheduled for June 8-11 in Ottawa, Ontario. All of the details about the call for speakers are available at this link; deadline for submissions is December 15, 2013 or about 4 weeks from today. I will be submitting - will you?
Microsoft TechNet: Governance Planning in SharePoint 2013. Updated today, Nov 19, and with less emphasis on tech and more on people/process. See also Ant Clay's take here.
Ant Clay: One Step Forward...A Review of Microsoft's Latest SharePoint Governance Guidance. Great review - be forewarned, longish post.

November 19, 2013

Loyalties (long post)

Something's been bugging me for the last couple of weeks. An industry colleague who I respect very much all but called me a liar and a con man. She stated that I had served on the ARMA International Board of Directors for the express purpose of learning all of ARMA's secrets so that I could sell them to AIIM - after all, I am the AIIM guy. She was not the first to have made such a ridiculous claim but she is the one I had taken most seriously before this. So this post will set some things straight with regards to where my loyalties lie.

I came into the industry in 1997 when I started working for a company in the old Gartner IDARS space, IMR, as a software tester for the Alchemy product. I heard of AIIM pretty quickly - that was the trade show that our sales and marketing people went to every year. But I didn't know anything about it except that. Fast forward a couple of years, and around 2000-2001 I had moved into technical support and sales support where required. IMR decided that we needed to have a records management product offering, and I was selected to develop the technical requirements for it. As part of that process I was given a copy of TNA-099 (UK records management application specification) and DoD 5015.2 (US Department of Defense RMA specification) and was told about an association called ARMA with a local chapter.

In August 2001 I joined AIIM as a professional member, and in September 2001 I joined ARMA. I was also given the choice to attend a conference of my choosing that fall, and chose the now all-but-defunct Xplor conference over the Montreal ARMA conference.

Both associations, and really all associations, offer new members ways to get involved that "only take a couple hours a month". Heh. But I'd finished my degree and had some time to spare and quickly got involved with both organizations. Over the next several years I was formally part of the following:

AIIM:

  • Rocky Mountain Chapter leadership 2002-2008 including 2 terms as President
  • Standards work, 2002-2007, numerous standards
  • Conference Planning Team, 2005
  • Director, AIIM International, 2004-2005
  • Chair, Professional Advisory Council, 2004-2005
  • Chair, Master Accreditation Committee, 2004-2006 (I think)

ARMA:

  • Email Management Task Force, 2002-2003(?)
  • Program Committees for 2003, 2004, 2006. As an aside this was the first time my loyalties were called into question by ARMA volunteer leadership. 
  • Task Force Leader, Glossary Task Force, 2002-2004(?)
  • Professional Competencies Task Force, 2005
  • Chair, Communications Advisory Committee. 
  • Chair, Technology Advisory Committee
I also speak regularly at dozens of AIIM and ARMA Chapters. When I submitted my candidacy for the CRM in 2009 I had already delivered well over 100 presentations to chapters including monthly meetings and Spring Seminars, plus sessions and even keynotes at ARMA Houston and ARMA Canada's major seminars. I was also chosen to speak at every AIIM conference between 2003-2013 and every ARMA conference but 2012 for the same period. And based on my sessions at ARMA I have been invited to speak at every MER conference since 2010. 

In late 2006 I made the decision to run for the ARMA International Board of Directors. My stated, and real, intent was to drag ARMA, kicking and screaming if necessary, into the electronic age. I made no bones about the fact that AIIM's having developed an electronic records management course before ARMA did was stupid bordering on criminal - and the fact that 7 years later ARMA still doesn't have a comprehensive electronic records management training program remains a mystery to me. 

At the candidate forum, my friend and past ARMA President Dave McDermott asked the question that was certainly on a few peoples' mind: Where did my loyalties lie - with AIIM or with ARMA? I don't remember the precise answer I gave, but I know part of it focused on the fact that both organizations were (and are) important, and that my focus was on the industry professionals, not on whose name was on the cover of a particular resource. It must have been OK, because I was elected to the Board and served my entire 3-year tenure including a year as the Chair of one of the two committees in the two-committee governance structure we implemented. I also served on the Election Management Committee for part of that time. And I made the decision to get my CRM during that period and passed every exam on my first try. 

I'd like to think I acquitted myself capably on the board, notably because several of my peers asked towards the end of my tenure whether I would be running for President-Elect. I was not able to do that for a couple of reasons, but I have to think that those endorsements wouldn't have come had those peers had any questions as to my loyalties.

So. June 30, 2010 was the last day of my tenure on the ARMA International Board. I became JAM (just another member) and returned to my full-time day job as a happy consultant doing interesting work and also teaching some of the AIIM courses: ERM, ECM, and even a 4-day course I wrote on email management. I was looking forward to getting involved in the ARMA Mile Hi Denver chapter leadership and/or the AIIM Rocky Mountain chapter and banking some time and goodwill towards being able to eventually run for President-Elect of ARMA. 

But two things happened in late 2010 that put that on hold. First, AIIM decided to create a certification called the Information Certification (now the Certified Information Professional or CIP). It took around 8 months from the time of inception until  the contract was awarded - meaning that it was in early development while I was still on the ARMA Board. The Board had been thinking about some initiatives related to the nascent GARP program including a certification but at the time I completed my tenure I don't think anything had been finalized.  The contract was awarded to Access Sciences - the firm I worked for - on the basis of my subject matter expertise at developing certifications, having worked on the CompTIA CDIA+ and the TAWPI ICP certifications and having received training on psychometric validation of exam questions. The contract was awarded in October 2010. 

Second, later that year I was asked if I knew anyone fit for a new position at AIIM. The job description required management consulting experience, training experience, strong background in ECM as well as social media, and a few other things. It read like it had been copied from my LinkedIn profile. This was not the case and I don't think AIIM had even thought of me as a candidate for the position, but the more I heard about it the more it sounded like the opportunity of a lifetime. I accepted the position in October 2010 and began my tenure at AIIM November 15, 2010. Needless to say this change put Access Sciences in a bind for more than one reason but it significantly increased the risk of CIP not being developed on time and per AIIM's needs. As it turns out those risks did not materialize and I am quite proud of what we developed with Access Sciences in the CIP. 

Of course this also set off paroxysms in the ARMA community, with numerous directors past and present accusing me of being a sell-out and con man, much as my erstwhile colleague did in Las Vegas. A then-current ARMA Director even accused me, at an ARMA event, of that in not so many words and asked that I provide the Board with copies of all my ARMA presentations. She attended my ARMA Twin Cities keynote address and seemed somewhat mollified; I can't recall if I ever sent her all the PPTs but I think I did send her a link to my Slideshare account where many of them were posted. Never heard back from her. Another former director sent me a quite hostile email making the same accusations. Yet I told her the same thing I told them....and the same thing I told Atle Skjekkeland when he interviewed me: What I did at ARMA is ARMA's business. I have to look those people in the eye at every conference and every chapter meeting I attend. Ours is a small and somewhat incestuous industry and I'm not going to share what I did at ARMA. He was, frankly, incredulous, but accepted it and has not asked me since for any information relating to my tenure on the ARMA Board. An

So. Three years later, I have continued to speak at ARMA chapter, regional, and International meetings, seminars, and conferences. I maintain my ARMA Professional membership at my own cost - and my AIIM Professional membership at my own cost as well. I remain a member in good standing of the ICRM and was one of the beta testers who passed ARMA's new Information Governance Professional certification. 

That last point is important because it was another accusation leveled at me in Vegas - that we knew about the IGP and developed our Information Governance course to compete with it. Well, of course we knew about it - ARMA announced it. Of course we developed a course on Information Governance - is there a buzzword more used in IM circles today (besides maybe Big Data)? And we used ARMA's Principles and IGP materials as one of our resources because the thought the work they had done was very good and was appropriate to use as a reference. Competitive? I think rather that our course would do a quite capable job of preparing candidates to succeed on the IGP exam. 

I said this was going to be a long post and I appreciate anyone who has stuck it out to this point. I remain committed to AIIM as my employer and an extremely valuable resource to industry professionals. I also remain committed to ARMA as another valuable resource. I have been involved in efforts to get the two associations to "play nicely together" where that makes sense and will continue to do so because that's in the best interests of both associations in serving the professionals that make up our industry. 

I will also continue to be as transparent as possible. When I post to RECMGMT-L, if my position at AIIM is ever even remotely relevant, I disclose that. On occasion I will post situff from jwilkins13@gmail.com without disclosure but it's usually something off-topic or where my position is not relevant to my response and they are the minority of my posts. Similarly, when I speak to ARMA audiences I don't sell AIIM stuff and I do support ARMA stuff where it makes sense. 

And finally, I will not tolerate questioning of my ethics. Public, private, it doesn't matter. That is the fastest way for you to separate yourself from me personally, professionally, and permanently. To anyone who thinks this is harsh - well, calling me a con man and a liar is pretty harsh too. I don't care whether the venue or alcohol had anything to do with it; take responsibility as I know I have, do, and will. I remain comfortable that I have never demonstrated anything but the highest of ethics when it comes to my professional relationships with both AIIM and ARMA and I simply will not associate with those who would slander me. If you choose to believe vicious rumors or your own small-minded assumptions I can't change your mind but I will work to eliminate your ability to associate with me in any way. This isn't a threat - I just simply refuse to associate with people that think I'm a liar or a con man. 

Thanks for reading - now back to your regularly scheduled linkblogging. :)
Powerline: Gettysburg in the Power Point (sic) Age. Two sarcastic contemporary takes on the Gettysburg Address.
Marketing Profs: The Next Social Imperative: A Manifesto. 

November 18, 2013

The Sedona Conference: Commentary on Information Governance webinar scheduled for December 5, 2013. I plan to attend primarily so I can get my hands on an advance commentary.

October 15, 2013

Don Lueders at the AIIM blog: Let's Be Better Records Managers. This is an extraordinary and important post that I hope all of my RM colleagues will read and consider.

October 1, 2013

Full disclosure

Periodic reminder: This is my blog. There are many like it, but this one is mine. What that means is that while I currently work for AIIM, this blog does NOT reflect the views of AIIM president John Mancini, other AIIM staff, the AIIM Board of Directors, or anyone associated or affiliated with AIIM in any way. 

What that also means is that when I link to stuff by service providers and vendors in this space, I do so because I think that particular resource has value. There is no quid pro quo to disclose because there is no quid. Or quo.

If you want me to link your stuff and you're a provider, make good, educational stuff, preferably not too sales-y, and if I like it I'll link to it. It's just that simple. 
Another great post by HP Autonomy in the form of an infographic: Information Governance: The Facts Behind Today's Drive Towards Information Governance.

September 17, 2013

SharePoint Blog via WAND: The Improved Managed Metadata Service in SharePoint 2013. Kinda lightweight but lots of links and not too sales-y - plus lots of people ask where to get taxonomies.
Federal Times: Agency officials: Biggest barrier to IT transformation is culture http://www.federaltimes.com/article/20130910/IT03/309160009
Awesome post about Google's datacenters from one of my favorite ubergeeky and SFW comics XKCD.

September 13, 2013

John Mancini: Processes begin to replace content at the core. Interview with AIIM President John Mancini at the Kodak Global Directions conference.
Another great post by Chris Walker on Big Buckets of Stuff. And yes, you should follow the Twitterati he identifies in the post.
Back to School on InfoGov courtesy of Open Text. I have not read all the materials in this very full blog post but I have bookmarked it to do so in my spare time.
NARA's grand challenge to industry in cartoon form. Drawn by the inestimable James Lappin.
World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria is on sale this week for $20, a 50% discount. You have to own the rest of the game through Cataclysm to take advantage of it.

September 5, 2013

SharePoint Conference 2012 sessions available for free. Long page, lots of great stuff listed, will be plowing through a few of these sessions this weekend.

September 4, 2013

Once again Epic Meal Time tests caloric and saturated fat boundaries with their Philly Cheese Cake. Note: Definitely NSFW as the curse words were edited a bit more sloppily than usual.

August 28, 2013

Laurence Hart joins Alfresco. Great guy, brought a lot of value to AIIM, expect he will bring a lot of value to Alfresco and looking forward to seeing his impact there.

August 27, 2013

Facebook publishes first Global Government Requests Report. Not liking the fact that US stuff has to be reported in ranges due to "national security" restrictions. Yes, my use of "scare quotes" is intentional - having had a top secret clearance in the past, I know that a substantial amount of stuff relating to national security and classification is done to protect reputations, not citizens.
My favorite food porn channel EpicMealTime is back with the Inside-Out Burrito Burrito. Oh, and they have a cookbook out too. As always may not be 100% safe for work and is definitely 100% not PC.
Super Mario Brothers Parkour in real life. I'd love to do this except I'd be terminally broken about 3 sec. in. :) Via Wired.
Math Experts Split the Check. I'm a liberal arts major and I still followed it - and found it pretty funny.

August 26, 2013

Lifehacker: The Pros & Cons of Working While Working Out. Regular readers will know that I have a walking desk (i.e. treadmill with a plank to support my laptop) and I typically use it 4-5 days/week for 1-4 hours/day depending on motivation and pain levels. I set mine at 6% slope and 2.4 mph and I can do everything work-related except take conference calls (natch) or do finely-grained graphics work.

August 22, 2013

ACEDS: Lawyer expelled for five years for telling client to despoil social media content. The article covers a lot of the usual suspects re: social including generation gaps but to me this is absolutely positively not even close to something that's arguable. If you are in discovery, don't delete stuff that could be relevant. Not social, not emails, not semaphore flags, nada. This is especially true with social because it's so easy to screw up the getting rid of evidence bit. Sigh.

On a related note, if your legal staff and other employees don't get that social could be evidence just like anything else, please call me and I will be happy to train them for a ridiculous amount of money - but much less than the losses noted in the article!



August 21, 2013

Political rant - age of majority

Was just having a discussion with someone about two topics you'd think would have nothing in common: the drinking age and the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The crux of the discussion was not the merits of either or - rather, it was the distinct disdain with which we treat adults in the U.S. depending on context.

What I mean by that is that we generally treat 18 as the age of majority. In most jurisdictions, under most circumstances, your 18th birthday marks you as an adult. You can vote, courtesy of the 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. You can enlist in the armed forces without your parents' consent - and if you are male, you are required to sign up with Selective Service(!). You can get married without your parents' consent. You can buy cigarettes and other tobacco products. You can enter into contracts legally. You can be called to serve on a jury. You can buy a firearm (though handgun purchases often require higher ages depending on jurisdiction). You are tried as an adult regardless of the crime. And so on.

Yet these same men and women cannot buy liquor in any state in the U.S. for three more years. Again: you can get married and join the Marines at 18, but you can't have a beer on either occasion.

And here's where the ACA came in. The ACA allows you to keep your "children" on your insurance plan until they reach 26. Even if they are married. Even if they no longer live with you. Even if they are no longer a dependent. Even if they are no longer students. The stated reasons for this - job turbulence and/or adequate coverage during college - are unimpressive; after all, these "children" can't stay on their parents' car insurance or tax returns just because they don't have a job or adequate income. But the issue to me is that it continues the infantilization of adults, allowing them to delay adulthood or regress from it in a way that seems to me to be very unhealthy to society over time.

So: what is to be done? While I am normally very much a small-l libertarian, I do think the time has come for a Constitutional amendment to define the age of majority. Insofar as the 26th Amendment already guarantees the right to vote to be 18, 18 seems like the most appropriate number to pick.

I know the immediate response to my recommendation: "Not all 18-year-olds are mature enough to do X". I know this because it was the reason for raising the drinking age in the 80s and 90s. It's the reason cited for handgun purchase restrictions. And some states support higher ages of majority in certain contexts. But that "child" is mature enough to marry, vote, and serve in the military? Really?

Fine: let's repeal the 26th Amendment and set a new age of majority of....what? 20? 21? 25? 30? I am old enough that I don't actually care what the age is. But to me if you are adult enough to do the things I listed at the start of this rant, you are an adult. If you're not an adult for the purposes of drinking, you shouldn't be an adult for the purpose of marrying or smoking or voting.

What do you think? If you want to engage, don't give me a simplistic answer like "drinking is different" or "that's the way it's always been" or "it ain't broken so let's not fix it." Tell me why adults can't be adults in every facet of their lives at the same point - and make clear why other restrictions are somehow more adult than marriage, contracts, and military service.

August 19, 2013

Content Analyst Company: Seven Ways Concept-Based Auto Categorization Tames Big Data. Interesting point about how auto categorization in the form of predictive coding is already accepted in two highly compliance- and risk-oriented industries: US intelligence and e-discovery.

August 15, 2013

Via Lifehacker: Make 20 cheap, healthy meals from pantry staples with this chart. Buy it as a poster from the designer, Cressida Bell, here.
Forgot to post walking desk yest: 1:30, 3.6 miles, 645 cal. Hoping for a much longer day today as I engage quality control for some stuff we're about to publish.

August 13, 2013

Busy day today so not much time for blogs/twitter/etc. Did spend a goodly chunk of it on my walking desk though with a final tally of 3:22 elapsed, 8.1 miles, and 1450 calories burned. I always keep it at a 2.4 mph pace and 6% slope these days.

August 12, 2013

Ray Wang's Personal Log: The Sad State of the Industry Analyst business and the Need for a Code of Ethics.  I wish frankly that he'd named names but the entire article is good and important regardless. Ray Wang is another blogger you really need to follow and Constellation's always doing interesting stuff.

Update: Original is here I think, and includes lots of interesting comments.

August 11, 2013

Joe Shepley asserts that you can't do records management in SharePoint. Very provocative post but I'd argue that most if his argument relates to enteprise RM regardless of system. That said, you really need to read the comments. There are a lot of them but they are very good; there are quite a few vendor comments and they are likewise highly informative and not "sales-y".

Update: Mimi Dionne posted a thoughtful response on CMSWire that led to another lengthy set of comments that you'd also do well to ready.

And if you're not reading Joe's blog and Mimi's CMSWire posts regularly, you're doing it wrong.

August 9, 2013

August 8, 2013

Really liked the heat from the Ass Kickin Habanero popcorn - much hotter than the Sriracha popcorn for which I had such high hopes. The Sriracha popcorn was OK but just couldn't put out the heat. Gonna try the Ass Kickin Chile Lime popcorn tomorrow.
NetworkWorld: Why We Are Disabling Reputation Settings in SharePoint 2013 Discussion Lists. Interesting comparison between ratings (likes, they like em) and reputation (dislike for a variety of reasons).
Document Strategy Forum call for presentations is open through September 16. Conference is scheduled for May 13-15, 2014 in Greenwich, CT.

August 7, 2013

Health update: Major back pain this week - 4 Motrin pushes it down to bearable, but only just, and I am aware that that dosage (or any really) presents substantial issues. Flexeril and Percocet don't touch it at all without doses strong enough to knock me out. Starting to get shooting pains down legs as well, meaning it may be time to see my local sawbones again. In the meantime walking desk will likely be at a minimum. Sigh.
Wow. Xerox copies might alter numbers, text in documents. I'm sure they're not the only ones that might have this issue.

August 5, 2013

Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE) releases 2014 "Corporate Scandal Calendars". I love the idea of this as a source for making the case in YOUR organization for better information governance.

August 4, 2013

In San Jose's Clash of the Titans, Microsoft Beats Google. The interesting part of this story to me is not MSFT vs. GOOG, but rather that a city the size of San Jose is moving firmly to the cloud.

It's too late at night for me to find all the other large institutions/cities/agencies/corporations/etc. that are doing so as well, but chalk this up as yet one more example of what I believe to be an irreversible tide and one that information managers of all stripes need to be prepared to address when, not if, it comes to their organization.

August 2, 2013

Too busy for many posts today. Walking desk tho: 2:30, 6.0 miles, 1068 calories. More posts later or over the weekend in between work stuff.

July 31, 2013

July 30, 2013

Erm. The Las Vegas Red Dress Run is the weekend before the ARMA 2013 conference in Las Vegas. Coincidence? Assuredly - but I still may end up attending 2 events in southern Nevada in Oct. :)
AIIM and EPC Group.net are hosting a webinar on September 18, "SharePoint 2013: Clouding the Issues?"
A "no vacation" policy at Sharegate. Interesting approach and one that I'd think would identify bad apples pretty quickly.
A reminder that the AIIM 2014 call for presentations is still open - and the August 12 deadline is rapidly approaching. Details about the topics and the conference can be found at http://www.aiimconference.com/.
MER 2014 call for speakers deadline is November 1. This is a great conference focused on managing electronic records and I've had the privilege to speak there the last 4 conferences. If you have a story to tell don't wait - it will fill up fast.

July 24, 2013

Your organization doesn't need social media experts, it needs its experts on social media. Absolutely.
CMSWire: Growing Popularity of Chat Apps Means Revising Information Governance, Security Plans. The article it links to on chat apps vs. SMS is pretty interesting too.
Slightly political rant with which I fervently agree: Block Porn? Don't Bother. As an aside, I think Chris's arguments are also highly relevant for organizations looking not to block porn but social media:
What makes you think that applying a filter, which can be turned off [note: or blocked at the firewall, which can be circumvented using employee-owned devices], will change this? If Mummy or Daddy your employees want to see naughty-naughty access Facebook on the computer work network, they will turn the filter off...
In other words, it's a training and governance issue, not a block it issue. And if employees are accessing Facebook for non-work-related things and wasting organizational time and resources, that's a management and employee thing, not a Facebook thing.

Anyway, read the whole thing at Chris's blog.
25 must-read books for fellow SharePoint nerds.
Fierce Content Management: Content management should always have been about the users.

July 22, 2013

Archiving social media is not spy work. Don't agree with everything in this article but then I'm not a lawyer. The article comes from Nextpoint, a vendor in the space, but it's a pretty straight article.
Why your company needs social collaboration at work. I found the opening anecdote fascinating in that so many organizations approach collaboration the second way - as in the way they've always done it - without understanding the speed of the first way. That dichotomy precisely represents the gap in many organizations between organic social and bolting social onto existing processes. As an aside, the second picture is probably much higher quality than the first - but "good enough" + timeliness wins in many many environments.
Investment advisors' use of social media continues to grow.

July 18, 2013

A new concept in SharePoint collaboration: Self-publishing books. The book content is probably beyond me technically but I like the idea of getting a bunch of smart people together, having them each write a chapter, and then having a lot of feedback via volunteers.

Recipe: Cuban sandwich salad

Ingredients:
8 oz roast pork, diced
8 oz ham, diced
8 oz Swiss cheese, diced
1 large dill pickle, diced
8 cups mixed salad greens
Honey mustard dressing to taste

Directions:
1. Combine pork, ham, Swiss cheese, and pickle in a large bowl and mix thoroughly.
2. Place 2 cups mixed salad greens into each of 4 bowls. Top each salad with 3/4 cup of the meat, cheese, and pickle mixture.
3. Drizzle honey mustard dressing on salad to taste. Or use dijon mustard, which will have a stronger flavor and thicker consistency.

Makes 4 servings.

ARMA members get a 20% discount off the AIIM Certified Information Professional (CIP) exam. Details here.
Four ways to make enterprise social work. (H/T Christian Buckley)

July 16, 2013

Another blog I read regularly for info mgmt and SharePoint stuff is Dan Antion's SharePoint Stories.
Walking desk total today: 2:06, 5.05 miles (2.4 mph at 6% slope), 900 calories.
My social media filters:
LinkedIn - if I recognize you or place you in information management, I'll connect.
Twitter - hey, you choose to follow me, I'll probably follow back.
Facebook - if I won't bail you out of jail, pick you up at the airport, help you move, or a few other very narrow exceptions, it ain't happening. Facebook is where the barriers go down just a little bit.
Google+ - yeah right. :P
Any other service, if you see this:


It's probably me and I'll probably connect. If you see a "jesse wilkins" that doesn't use that pic, it probably isn't.
Jeffrey Lewis has a great blog on information management - check it out.

So does Christian Walker - and holy PHIG, he's writing a book.

Laurence Hart, AIIM CIO and longtime ECM geek, has one too and it's always worth a read.
The Oatmeal talks about running and gets to the very heart of why *I* run as well.
One of my all-time favorite food channels and semi-NSFW - Epic Meal Time.

Starting over

I've owned this blog for a long time - can't seem to find the exact date but it's been since around 2005. The focus has evolved a number of times but it's always been generally information management and professionally focused. I've posted in fits & starts depending on my workload, my interests, and my mood.

It's been 2 years since I posted at all and in the 2 years prior to that I'd posted a small handful.

So. I'm starting it over again.

The focus this time will be much broader, more personal, more personally meaningful to me while still including a lot of professionally interesting things. I'm thinking less of the "long form" style and more the "linkblog with comments style" exemplified by one of my favorite small-l libertarian blogs, Instapundit. And like that blog, this one will cover a variety of topics and themes I find interesting, such as:

  • Information management
  • Information governance
  • Social media usage and governance
  • SharePoint
  • The three "B"s - bacon, beer, and bourbon
  • Fitness and my efforts to reclaim my youth
  • Upcoming events I find interesting, whether work-related (AIIM Conference, ARMA Conference) or not (Warrior Dash, KC Bacon Fest)
I'm still going to mostly stay away from politics. The blog will generally be safe for work, though I do like me some explicit webcomics like The Oatmeal (often NSFW). 

Hoping to keep at it more in this different format. Thanks for reading. :)