Author Archives: Michael Hughes

Christmas Light Show 2016

This is my second year using the Light-O-Rama show controller system to create a Christmas light show.  My big change was that the show was in both the back and front yards.  I added two CTB16PC-ReadyToGO controllers that I got from WOW lights for … Continue reading

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Christmas Light Show 2015

This is my first attempt at using the Light-O-Rama show controller system to create a Christmas light show.  The show was only in the backyard as I was using the lights from the wedding (and I was learning).   I … Continue reading

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Connections

Connections by James Burke ISBN-10: 0316116815 ISBN-13: 978-0316116817 First edition (1978)  Reprinted many time Connections is the companion volume to the BBC television series “Connections” produced in the Autumn of 1979.  I originaly read connections after watching the BBC series on my local PBS … Continue reading

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Wedding Light Showing

Light show during Jenee and James’ wedding reception created by Bob Somers using the lights I had put up. Given that the reception theme was Disneyland, the Main Street Electrical Parade music was used for the light show. This version … Continue reading

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Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed:

Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed: by Jared Diamond ISBN-10: 0143117009 ISBN-13: 978-0143117001 Publisher: Viking Adult; 1 edition (December 29, 2004) This is the follow up book to Jared Diamond’s  “Guns, Germs and Steel”.   “In Guns, Germs and Steel” he discusses … Continue reading

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Building a Launch Foundation in the Cloud @ Kythera

Presentation Abstract: Launching a new product requires support to identify the right target customers, approve content, and equip commercial teams. Kythera Biopharmaceuticals, maker of a newly-approved injectable aesthetic treatment, will discuss its journey from clinical development to commercialization, including critical … Continue reading

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Life When You’re 100% Cloud

Here’s a post I did on 5 March, 2015 as a guest author for the Veeva Blog. Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this post are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position … Continue reading

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The Great Bridge

The Great Bridge The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge by David McCullough Publisher: Simon & Schuster; (January 12, 1983) ISBN-10: 067145711X ISBN-13: 978-0671457112 This is the story of the building of the Brooklyn Bridge by John Augustus Roeblings and Washington … Continue reading

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Busting the Top 15 SEO Myths of 2014

CIO published an article on July 16, 2014  by James A Martin that explains what knowledgible people have determine is really happening in the SEO world in the post Panda, Penguin and Humming Bird Google algorithm updates.  There are a lot of … Continue reading

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The Path Between the Seas

The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914 By David McCullough Publisher: Simon & Schuster; (October 15, 1978) ISBN-10: 0671244094 ISBN-13: 978-0671244095 We recently went on a Disney Cruise through the Panama Canal and realized I had not published a review of this great history of the building of … Continue reading

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