Should I stay or should I go now?

February 5, 2010

Update on 6/18/2011 – Well, what the heck do I know.  The house referenced below at 454 Fairway Road ultimately did sell for $1,100,000 on May 5th, 2010.  But I stand by my other comments below.  Oh, and we finally did purchase a house.  We move in on July 7th. =============== I developed more than a [...]

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Real Time Google Search Results – Wow!

February 4, 2010

Quite some time ago I set up a Google Web Alert for the phrase “cy caine.”  This way, whenever my name is mentioned somewhere online, I get notified.  Trust me, it doesn’t happen that often! Earlier this evening, at 9:24 to be precise, I posted an entry on this new blog of mine. Not more [...]

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Then and Now: PocketPDR & Epocrates, iPod & iPad

February 4, 2010

I started as a young associate product manager on Physicians’ Desk Reference (PDR) in late 1993.  I was quickly given responsibility for our electronic offerings. One of these was a remarkable-for-its-time product called PocketPDR.  PocketPDR included the most commonly referenced information for each of the products in the printed edition. Upon returning to PDR in [...]

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Google Search results from “My Social Circle”

February 4, 2010

For a variety of reasons, some of which I’ll go into in a future post, I have been doing some thinking recently about the use of social media by media companies such as the ones I’ve worked for over the past 15+ years.  Like just about everyone else these days, one of my first stops [...]

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Why I love my Kindle

February 3, 2010

I think it wouldn’t be wrong to say that the Kindle has changed my life in a small but meaningful way.  Since getting the Kindle last June, I have more than doubled the rate at which I am reading books.  The flip side is that I am reading fewer magazines.  On balance, though, I am [...]

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I’m not writing a Thesis…

February 2, 2010

I’ve worked at the intersection of print and online publishing for most of my career. For more than a decade I’ve owned the cycaine.com domain.  So I think it is safe to say that I am long overdue in creating a personal website.   Given that this is something that has been on my to do [...]

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I’ve Been Saved

February 2, 2010

My surprise was followed by confusion, dread, panic and relief, in that order.  It started this evening when I picked up my iPhone to call Alex, my oldest son.  Turned on the phone, hit the favorites icon, and I was staring at a list of phone numbers.  Odd, given that normally this would show me [...]

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