Posts tagged "updates"

  • January 13, 2011

    Happy New Year, everyone! As 2011 kicks off, Elena and I have some exciting news to share from the very end of 2010... We bought a condo!

    Yes, you read that right... We bought a condo together! It's near my current condo in Chicago — actually it's right around the corner, across the street from St. John Cantius Church. We liked the neighborhood (River West) so much that we didn't want to leave, but took this wonderful opportunity to upgrade and get a place of our own. Needless to say, we're very excited!

    Continue reading "Our New Home!"...
  • December 14, 2009

    A lot of you have asked to be updated following Elena’s jaw surgery on Wednesday.

    First off, let me say “thank you” for all the support! Elena and I certainly appreciate it, and we feel so fortunate to have such a wonderful support network. While we’re confident the surgery (and recovery) will go smoothly, your warm wishes are already making everything that much easier.

    Now for the good stuff… I was going to send email/text updates on Wednesday, but as the number of recipients grew, I opted for a lazier approach. While it’s a bit more impersonal, I’m going to post Twitter updates under my @stottsan account, using the hashtag #elenaupdates. That should make things easy to find. If you’re a Facebook friend of mine, you won’t have to do anything: my tweets are sync’d to my Facebook status.

    So pick your favorite update channel, and stay tuned on Wednesday. I promise to post as often as I can. Thank you again for all of the support, and we know that your thoughts will be with us! Take care!

  • May 17, 2009

    Tonight I uploaded my 1000th photo to Flickr...

    It shows a fan holding a W banner over the Wrigley Field upper deck, and was taken just after the Cubs defeated the Padres on May 12, 2009.

    Continue reading "1000th Flickr photo!"...
  • February 19, 2009

    Just a quick note to let you know that the new Stottsan Digital Media site has launched!

    The primary focus was to provide some support resources for our existing clients, and to that end we have created FAQ and Knowledge Base sections. This should let us better communicate tips/tricks with our clients. We also wanted to highlight our existing service offerings, including Shared Hosting and Web Development. On that note, the Shared Hosting plans have gotten a bit of an upgrade, both in terms of disk space and software versions: yay!

    So if you’re in the market for either web hosting or development, come by and check us out! While you’re visiting, sign up for our newsletter, too, so we can stay in touch… We promise we won’t sell your email address for too much cash. :)

  • January 07, 2009

    Happy New Year to everyone!

    Part of my plan for this year (not really a resolution) is to move more content up into the “cloud…” Photos, backups, documents, etc… To that end, I have migrated a bunch of my photo galleries from to Flickr.

    All the recent galleries are there, including Puerto Rico 2008, Memphis 2008, Cubs Game 8/28/2008, New York 2008, Jeff’s 30th Birthday Party, and Fashion Party 2008. A lot of older ones are up, too, including Europe 2004, Hawaii 2005, London/Paris 2006, and South Beach 2006… Wow, I do love to travel! And if you’re looking for Dubious Moniker or other Tyranny Belle shows, those are all in the concerts collection.

    As part of this migration, I’ve also tweaked the code at a bit. Now when viewing galleries that have a corresponding home @ Flickr, you’ll see the new link at the top of the page. Nothing fancy – it’s just there to help get the word out. I’ll keep moving some of the older galleries up as I get the time, but I figured this was a good point to make the announcement.

    So update your bookmarks, comment/share at will over on Flickr, but most importantly enjoy the new digs!

  • December 12, 2008

    After I posted my photos of the Obama Election Night Rally, I got an email from The World Today, a magazine based out of the UK. They wanted to publish my “Barack Obama” image in their December 2008 issue, so of course I was happy to oblige!

    Continue reading "the world today"...
  • January 06, 2006

    no predictions or resolutions here, just a simple happy new year to everyone.

    there is one small bit of news to share, though: the photography from here on out will be thanks to a brand spankin’ new nikon D200! (if you know of anyone that’s looking for a D100, drop me a werd, heh…) only fitting that the first shot posted is of a poster from one of my favorite local bands, the reputation. enjoy this and the other new photos that will be appearing shortly. take care!

  • July 28, 2005

    wow. these last few weeks have been crazy-whirlwind ones, that’s for sure. but it starts and ends well, and the in-between was all good, too, so that’s all that matters…

    it’s hard to believe that is has been almost 3 weeks since jeff and lisa got married (out in sheridan, wyoming of course) – congrats congrats congrats! the ceremony/reception/after-party, not to mention the whole weekend, was just awesome. honestly, things went off without any hitches, and how often does that happen to weddings at home?!?!?! so the congrats is for the act itself as well as for making it so special.

    Continue reading "good to be back in the chi"...
  • June 27, 2005

    as many of you know, a couple weeks back i made a pretty substantial change: i moved from united airlines to fishnet security, where i’ll be helping to start and build the chicago region as a security engineer. while i’m certainly sad to leave some wonderful people (and projects and technologies) at united, this opportunity is one that i simply could not pass up.

    i hadn’t posted about the move mainly since i was still getting settled in, and was learning more and more about my role as it was defined. but now that these things are progressing nicely, what i can say is that i’ll be providing infosec solutions for fishnet’s clients – specifically in the areas of pre/post sales engineering, consulting, and support. i’ll post updates when (and if) i can.

    if you’re saying “yay, but what does this mean for me?” i can tell you a couple things – you can’t email me at united anymore and you can’t call my old cell phone. :) obviously many of you know how to get in touch with me, so this isn’t an issue, but if you don’t feel free to drop me a note and i can get you my new info. or find me on linkedin, especially if you’re an industry contact. and naturally if you’re looking for some information security solutions get in touch with me at fishnet…

    thanks to everyone that has made these past few years special. i truly have learned a great deal during my time at united, and i only hope the feeling was, in the slightest way, mutual. take care.

  • January 04, 2005

    fyi, i’m moving to a new server tonight. i disabled logins on the current/old installation so i could copy the database and all static content (currently 497MB of photos). once you see logins enabled again, you’ll be on the new server. shouldn’t be any issues, but please let me know if you see anything strange…

    and to those that have been asking, the redesign/recode of will be happening in the upcoming months. about time to add the new functionality that’s been lingering around in development for quite some time, and i know it has been long overdue for a facelift.

    update: this site has moved over as well. please let me know if you see any issues, thanks!

  • July 12, 2004

    FYI, the stottsan digital media site is undergoing a redesign. figured it was about time to revamp and allow for some photo showcasing, etc… should be ready shortly, but for now enjoy a splash page that gives a preview of the future design. yay!

  • October 12, 2003

    ok, i really have been meaning to post… thanks to tim and joe, who pointed out that i haven’t posted in about a month, i am now… :) recently a lot has been happening, but while i’ve had a ton of content just ripe for the site, i didn’t have the time to type it out! so here goes, and thanks for stickin’ around!

    Continue reading "howdy everybody!"...
  • September 15, 2003

    i’m very depressed. no one, in an entire week, has commented on super pigeon. i have logs. i know you’re looking at it! does this rare moment, captured for all eternity, not make you fall down laughing like it did me?!?! this poor little guy sacrafices day in and day out, making sure the city is safe. the least you could do is send him some love. that’s all anyone is asking of you.

  • June 01, 2003

    as many (all 2 of you) know, i just got back from a 4-day bahamas cruise… (unfortunately for me, i’m sitting here in 38 degree chicago instead of on a sunny 88 degree beach, but hey…) so anyway, are you interested in my cruise? well, don’t stress, cause i gotz just the thing for you: starting monday, i’ll be posting installments of my cruise travelogue. complete with a play-by-play of the highlights, this will be part of a new posting category, appropriately entitled travelogue. until then. though, you’ll just have to wait.

  • May 01, 2003

    tim released the new in progress yesterday. head on over and watch some xhtml/css wizardry. :)

  • April 15, 2003

    i took the opportunity to grab some pics tonight @ navy pier, since it’s absolutely perfect outside… (watch, $5 it’ll snow wed.) anyway, they’re posted in photography, enjoy!

  • April 01, 2003

    just up’d a few pics that have been sitting around, including a couple of the salvation army thrift store on grand. before the urban list gets out of control, i’ll have to build some multiple-page doohickey. enjoy.