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Hi! I’m Devin and I work at Smartsheet. I’m sensibly impulsive, consistently non-committal, and passionately impartial.

Carbon Dioxide

Two ski patrol members died of asphyixation. They fell into a volcanic fissure and the deadly gasses killed them. As I read the sad news I realize it just confused me. “…authorities on Friday identified the deadly gas as carbon dioxide… emissions from the ground have previously been linked to die-offs of trees in the region”. You’re trying to tell me carbon dioxide has started killing off trees?

Weekly Schedule

I was looking at David Seah‘s excellent tools the other day. I was inspired. I had been thinking about revising my daily schedule and I came up with the following tool in Excel: the Linear Week Schedule.

New Google Talk

I use Google Talk primarily because it’s so simple and functional. As I’ve said before, MySpace is to AIM as Facebook is to Google Talk. Go ahead, try and sort out my cryptic comparisons. With that said, I’m excited to be using the new (leaked) update.

Hypocritical Blogging

As I sat here reading over 100 RSS feeds, I just had a realization: I’m a hypocritical blogger.


I came across a neat site today, People get bored and like pictures, right? Well this site puts up a 5×5 grid of 25 people’s pictures and if you like what you see you click and visit their blog. I submitted my site.. I wonder how much traffic it’ll send.


I found this to be extremely interesting: an article about stupid students protesting the anti-immigration legislation. Flying the flag upside down, ironically, demonstrates distress… not disrespect. As another reader pointed out, it’s also ironic that “…these young men and women are enjoying their educations on the back of the American taxpayer at a public school, while denigrating the country that provides these benefits to them.” I guess that’s fitting; our public schools don’t teach good sense. Sigh. One of my largest pet peeves has always been “people who make up for intelligence with volume.” Yell louder when that’s all you have going for you… Personally, I blame the French.

MSFT Dividend Math

On it’s face a 9-cent dividend sounds pretty weak

French Strikes

I sit and wonder what the youth of France think will be accomplished through their protesting. The Villepin legislation is meant to stimulate hiring by allowing companies to fire workers under 26 after two years of work. Sure, on it’s face that sounds a bit unfair. It even sounds like “we will let you hire temporary work at little cost to the employer:”

Age of Profanity

An AP article on profanity made me wonder: are swear words becoming mainstream? I was thinking about this last night while watching some ABC Family. I thought to myself: “this is what ABC considered ‘family’ material?” I suppose the downward spiral is inevitable. Besides, they’re just words right? Personally, I find it very hard to express myself on here sometimes becuase I choose not to use certain words. I think these colorful words have begun replacing thoughtful adjectives…

Speaker: Peter Behrendt

*I had the privledge of listening to Peter Behrendt the other evening. Behrendt was CEO and Chairman of Exabyte and previously held executive positions at IBM. He was invited to speak to my management class on leadership skills. The following are his advice and thoughts: