Category Archives: Personal

brief update: 20100916

No update yesterday, for which I apologize. I’ve been writing quite a bit of the content for the mini-cases, but it doesn’t always make it to the blog by the deadline. I blame the editors. I had a great lunch … Continue reading

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random stuff: tides, bike, topics

Just a few little life updates and anecdotes as I recover from a 7-mile ride on a warm, pleasant and sunny Sunday evening. We spent the day at the beach yesterday; I continue to be fascinated by the phenomenon known … Continue reading

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the new markdalius.com!

Welcome to the all new and improved markdalius.com! It’s been a long time coming, but I’ve migrated from an absolutely ancient version of the Moveable Type blogging engine and onto this shiny new WordPress-powered system. The most obvious difference is … Continue reading

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two years of wedded bliss

Today marks two years since Kara and I got married. My, how time does fly by! This type of occasion calls out for a typical “here are my thoughts on marriage” list, but as I was thinking about it, a … Continue reading

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of bikes…

For those of you who miss the old-style blog updates where I ramble about my life, welcome back! I think I’ve put about 20 miles total on the bike so far…did a 5.5 mile ride just now. Some observations: Riding … Continue reading

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my new bike

Oh. Ow. The reason for the pain is that I bought a bike, and just put the first 3 miles on it. This is a big deal because the last “bike” I owned had a motor, and before that, it … Continue reading

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bicycle

I’m thinking about buying a bicycle. I’m not 100% sure if this is one of those things that I come up with periodically that I obsess about for a few weeks and then let go of; I’ll have to see … Continue reading

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common touchpoints

My brother, Mike, is off in Germany and various other parts of Europe for a few weeks. It got me thinking about the “backpacking through Europe” phenomenon. I think it’s an important experience for three reasons. First, it’s obviously a … Continue reading

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strengths and weaknesses

I’m with my main client company for an all-hands meeting for a few days, which includes one of the endless variation of personality assessment quizzes. This particular one is designed to assess five key categories of “strengths.” I don’t mean … Continue reading

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plan, then deviate

The conclusion I’ve come to with the whole “personal discipline” thing is that you need to use structure to break up the massive task of being disciplined about everything all at once into small bite-sized chunks. So the challenge now … Continue reading

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