Wednesday, July 04, 2007

First Time Here? Welcome!

Howdy! The purpose of this message is to introduce you to my blog, giving you the lay of the land.

First off, as you'll quickly notice, there aren't a whole lot of rules about what I post here. Depending on my mood, I'll use the blog for all sorts of purposes: rant, pontificate, publish my opinion, share cool links, brag about friend's accomplishments, share my next million dollar idea, define new words, educate the world, record my political views, keep my parents up to date on my whereabouts, make software I've written available, share music I enjoy and about another hundred reasons.

I keep this blog as much for historical purposes as I do for in the moment reasons. I can't wait to look at my political views 30 years from now and laugh.

I try to make use of blogger labels, so hopefully you can use them to filter the content by what's interesting. Read the geeky stuff, skip my vacation photos.

If there is one rule I follow, it's that I try to post at least once a day. And even that rule gets broken when things get busy.

I love comments, so please share your opinion with me and the rest of the readers of this blog. I hope you'll use them as a way of educating me. Lord knows I need it.

If you want to contact me directly, please feel free to e-mail me at Contact.Ben.Simon@gmail.com.

The blog is edited by my brilliant wife and she has the final say on what gets posted here. She reserves the right to yank any content she wants to for whatever reason she wants to. Sorry, it's the rules.

One warning: I often post from my mobile phone. This let's me post often and in the heat of the moment (like I'm doing right now, tapping this out in a casino while Shira's playing Blackjack). But it also means I post content without spell checking or formatting it properly. And my spelling is atrocious. I try to go back after the fact and edit posts, but this can take a while. So be patient. If you notice a glaring error please don't hesitate to e-mail me with a reminder message.

I hope you enjoy your stay and look forward to your feedback.

This post was inspired by Seth Godin's suggestion:

You can ask, "First time here?".

If you are at all interested in business, you need to be reading his blog religiously. You'll be glad you did.

--Ben

18 comments:

  1. I just journal surfed in. It was an interesting visit. I ended up reading "first time here?" last. :) I like the rule about your wife having last word on content. Cute!

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  2. Thanks Kerri for the kind words.

    Turns out, she has the last word on a lot of things ;-).

    Though not quite everything...

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  3. Well,

    After several years, I finally understand Blogging...I guess. Ben, I am now offcially reading your Blog.

    Love,

    Your Brother...Josh

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  4. Awesome Josh!

    You should check the blog for mentions of yourself. Who the heck knows what I said about you ;-).

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  5. Anonymous3:55 PM

    Hi Ben. Bumper Active has some great stuff but the site is not working or gone. I placed two orders in the past 4 weeks and although my credit card was charged, I have received nothing. They had an email address you can ask for a receipt, I have requested to it a couple of times with no response. I couldn't even get to the site now. Gone. Ka-put.

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  6. Surya Teja7:55 AM

    hello sir.

    In saving configuration page, u said that replace the xxx with the access point.
    I don't understand this "access point"
    Please explain this part.

    AND CAN YOU PRESENT ME THE CODES REQUIRED FOR SAVING FIREFOX PREFERENCES??????

    Please reply to me at shanmuhateja@gmail.com

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  7. Shelley (R.)6:08 PM

    Hiya Ben (and Shira!)
    I haven't been here in ohhhsooolong! But I am thrilled I dropped by.
    Haven't time to read it all but I think I will bookmark it and frequent more regularly.

    I miss you guys so much! Larry got to see you in early April but it's been forever for me. Will have to change that!

    Well my reason for this comment is...what on earth does your gmail name mean?? There must be a great story that goes with it. :o)

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  8. Shelley6:20 PM

    Oh crap...I was looking at the person above me gmail. Duhhh!

    Still my ditzy self..lol!

    Disregard the question about your name. Better still...delete the post!

    Still glad I dropped by though! Got a peak at those shnazzy braces!
    Hope they help. Truly!

    Cute pics of the twins as well!

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  9. I can here from Bill Wasik's link. I'm trying to get to your main home page now so I can check on "following" you. Take care.

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  10. Anonymous4:16 PM

    hello!im a liitle girl but not that little and have used the fake credit card number for mastercard to become a member on a website called fantage...........................lol
    i have a yahoo account called nguyenjane39@yahoo.com

    i was wondering if you had any fake adresses like for something like i dont know like

    adress 1 or

    adress 2

    if you do plz answer im very busy and have important thiings and bussiness to do its not just fun study and games you know so plzzzzzzzz hurry and answer soon..................



    THANK YOU SOOOOOO MUCH FOR MY FANTAGE MEMBER ACCOUNT ...............I MEAN THE FAKE CREDIT CARD NUMBERS....................YOU KNOW THE HARRY POTTER SERIES ? IVE READ ALL THE BOOKS SO FAR HAVE YOU AND BY THE WAY IM 10


    LOL! PLZ DO NOT HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ON ANYTHING



    AND NO NEED TO WORRY !

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  11. Anonymous9:21 AM

    Hey Ben i need a fake credit card number and a ccv to enter sexinyourcity.com.. PLs help me out on the earliest.

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  12. Anonymous2:03 PM

    i just happened to run into your blog out of no where but i really liked your sense of humor haha
    you have a good thing going on here keep it up :)

    -Terror

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  13. Terror -

    Thanks so much for the positive feedback!

    -Ben

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  14. Look at you with your fancy schmancy Blogger page. You're already a WordPress genius. It shouldn't have surprised me you were right out of the gate with a Blogger page.

    (Is Josh the one you wrote about who did that, you know, all that stuff? Never mind, Josh. It was mostly nice)

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  15. Anonymous2:57 PM

    what about a cvv #

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  16. Interesting welcome page. Great idea. Should try it in mine too!

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  17. Girish, glad you liked it!

    -Ben

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  18. Hi there Ben.
    I really like your blog and your humor and that is so nice that you and your wife edit this blog together. Team work makes it better.:)
    Keep it up.
    Steph

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