Random rumblings from Central Square.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Launch of www.timfullerton.com

Well it is official, this will be my last post on back of the hill. I'm proud to announce I've started my own site, www.timfullerton.com. It will mainly be focused on the world of online communications and how it affects us all. It should be pretty interesting and I hope to see you all over there.

This has been a lot of fun over the last 2-3 years and I want to thank everyone who has stopped by. Please be sure to come over to www.timfullerton.com and leave me a message.




Saturday, February 17, 2007

The death of a blog

I mentioned this a few months ago and it's coming closer to reality. This blog will soon be closing down soon. The exciting thing is that I'll be able to announce a new blog and website. It's all under development at the moment, but I hope to have more info later this week.

Funny I just wrote that in a way that I would assume people would care. Of course they don't, but whatever.

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Could some good come out of today's bomb threat/hoax?

I know it sounds silly, but think about it for a minute. Today's bomb scare/marketing hoax caused some major traffic issues/T delays right? Well, what if this marketing company were forced to pay whatever it costs to run the T for a day or a week so that people could ride for free. This could help in several ways. 1. the company would be forced to pay a major fine. 2. people would get a break on paying for the T and 3. some people might try it out since it's free, which would increase ridership and decrease traffic in the morning/night (not to mention reduce gas consumption.

Either way, I hope this company gets a major fine. The people of Boston might as well get something out of it.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Timmah TV

Wow, long time with no posts. Pretty much I'm just lazy. I've come out of hibernation to announce I MIGHT be on TV in about two weeks. Not just local TV, but a channel that basically everyone gets. Of course it is C-Span, so many (meaning almost everyone in the US) will miss it, but those who tune in will get a treat for sure. I'll post more info when/if I know more.

With that being said I've considered closing down Back of the Hill. For one, I haven't lived on Capitol Hill for almost two years, and two, I'm lazy (see second sentence/first paragraph of this post). I have been playing around with the idea of creating a new blog + website, but it would be more focused and probably less interesting to people who read this one (are there any of you left?). I'll post more info when I make up my mind.

Did I just agree to post two updates? Uh oh.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Tom Brady and Matt Damon supports the ONE Campaign

Here is the new TV spot from the ONE Campaign (of which, Boston's own Oxfam America - my employer - is a partner). I'm glad to see Tom Brady and Matt Damon getting involved. Please forward this on to all your friends.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

The end of an era

Today marks the end of not only the Sox 2006 season, but probably the last game Trot Nixon plays in a Sox uniform. No one plays with more grit and determination and I will be sad to see him go. You rarely see anyone play for one team in their entire career anymore, but if there was one person to do it, it would be Trot (unfortunately economics is a bad guy in this case). I thought this picture is a fitting end to a great career as a member of the Sox. Please sign in the NL so I can continue to root for you.

Harpoon Octoberfest: Fun time, huge rip-off

Yesterday was the second day of the annual Harpoon Octoberfest and it was my first time attending. I'm a fan of their beers, so I figured it would be a good time and I was right. It wasn't very hard to get a beer and everyone seemed to be having a really good time. My only complain was how expensive it was. $12 just to get in the door and then $4.75 a beer. I'd like to know what the profit on this event was. I would think that a beer ticket or two should have been included in the price, but I guess they know they can get more money out of people this way.

Anyway, it was a lot of fun, though I lost my cup as they took it at the Pour House last night. Of course I forgot to get it back when I left. That's what happens when you drink from 3-11 on a Saturday night.

Time for football.


Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Boston Vox: Where all the cool kids are tonight

Haha, well not really. Tonight I went down to the bar Vox to hear a presentation of the newest blogging software called Vox. We're thinking of using it at work until we upgrade our site to handle it's own blog. I'd only been to one other event that featured bloggers (the Personal Democracy Forum in NYC), but this one wasn't as scary as I thought. Bloggers are such unusual creatures, but this event actually featured a lot of "normal" people, but one has to wonder if they were there for the free booze. The presentation was short (in part due to some loud talkers in the back), but the software looked pretty cool. It appears to be an easier to use blog tool, which also doubles as a MySpace-type community builder.

Good night overall. Maybe this blogging thing is so mainstream now that you can't tell a blogger when you see one:)

Thanks to everyone who read my comments on last night's debates. I am really going to try and keep this thing going for a while and see how it goes.

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