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UPDATED: Trying to add me on Facebook? Please read this first.

I originally wrote a a post like this in August of 2014.  Having recently re-read it due to another post referencing it, I realized some of the data was out of date.  Instead of modifying the old one, I decided to rewrite a new one with revised info.  If you’re...

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So there’s this blog thing, you know?

I started rambling on the Internet in March of 2003 via an old LiveJournal under the username “WasabiGuy”.  Eventually, I exported that blog into it’s own entity and kicked off TomCroom.com as a place where I could call assholes assholes and not have it reflect directly on a dozen or...

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New Blog? Yup. New Blog.

Yesterday some of you may have noticed that the ol’ blog looks a bit different.  In setting up for 2014, I decided to take some time to upgrade my personal website to look a little more – I dunno – modern?  Advanced?  Bloggy? In any case, I wanted it to...

Countdown to Tokyo, Japan: 30 Days 0

Countdown to Tokyo, Japan: 30 Days

Did you know that I have a blog?  True story.  I started blogging in 2003 with no particular purpose in mind.  I just liked the idea of writing for the sake of writing.  Ars gratia artis and all the jazz.  I figured the only folks who were reading were a...

The LiveJournal Project: July 2003 (Part 2 of 2) 4

The LiveJournal Project: July 2003 (Part 2 of 2)

I haven’t picked this up in some months, but this morning seemed like a good enough time to revisit The LiveJournal Project.  In short: When I started blogging, it was on a website called LiveJournal (yes – the same website for those of you that were paying close attention at...

Fellow Social Media Geeks: HELP! @GetGlue vs. @GoMiso… which should I use? 0

Fellow Social Media Geeks: HELP! @GetGlue vs. @GoMiso… which should I use?

I have been a fan of letting millions of anonymous strangers across “teh Interwebz” know what I am doing and thinking since the nineties. It was made worse when I caught the blogging bug in 2003 and now? Well… Let’s just say that I am writing this on an app...

Blogs, Beast Wars and Writing About Nothing 1

Blogs, Beast Wars and Writing About Nothing

I was asked recently why I blog because, to the person I was talking to, it seemed like a waste of time.  I quickly answered with my own question: “I’m not sure, but how much time have you wasted in your life watching football on television?” Now, I’m not dogging...

My #DragonCon 2010 Report, Part 3 of 3: The Ugly 12

My #DragonCon 2010 Report, Part 3 of 3: The Ugly

Registration. I mean, COME ON Dragon*Con. Seriously. There are dozens of blogs, Livejournal posts, forum discussions and websites all preaching the reasons why Dragon*Con’s registration sucks.  Instead of some epic post going on and on forever – I prefer to just illustrate the problem and solution using math. <math geekiness>...

Where the F*** is the rest of the F***ing #DragonCon review? 1

Where the F*** is the rest of the F***ing #DragonCon review?

Yes, I said there were three parts in my last post. No, I haven’t had time to finish them. Yes, I will post them soon. Yes, I still need to write the story of our visit to have chicken and waffles in Atlanta. Yes, I need to add my Dragon*Con...

The BotCon Chronicles… 94

The BotCon Chronicles…

The story to far… 1. Around the end of last year, I got word that BotCon, the Hasbro sponsored official Transformers convention, would be coming to Orlando, Florida. My friend Joey Snackpants and I became as giddy as schoolgirls at a Twilight movie premiere. 2. We contacted the convention offering...

The LiveJournal Project: June 2003 0

The LiveJournal Project: June 2003

Reading through June 2003, though, is the first time I’ve run into the issue of photos that were placed in the posts no longer existing.  As I continue the project, I will replace photos with suitable substitutes (when available) or a note about what the missing photo was. Let’s play a...

The LiveJournal Project: May 2003 0

The LiveJournal Project: May 2003

Wow… seven years ago.  May of 2003 was my third month blogging and it seems the two most important things going on for me in pop culture were the final episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and seeing (and being disappointed by) The Matrix Reloaded. Enjoy The Silence: Part I...

Who the hell is ILL Mitch? 0

Who the hell is ILL Mitch?

In yesterday’s journey to the past via LiveJournal, I rediscovered one of those Internet oddities that provided us with oh-so-many minutes of Internet joy: ILL Mitch. Who is we?  I still don’t know.  When the web was a smaller neighborhood to play in things like this were easier to stumble...

The LiveJournal Project: April 2003 0

The LiveJournal Project: April 2003

So when I started the project of going through my old posts last week, I decided to do two months in one day… so I did April the same day I did March and set it to post today. What I found is EPIC and sets up the post I’ve...