While it is certainly March, I’m not sure if that constitutes “Spring” but I was strapped for a post title this afternoon. You’ll live, right?
I assume that by reading this you are aware of the many social media outlets I frequent. If you didn’t know, there’s a nifty set of icons on the sidebar of this blog for you to survey. Each of those links, each of those networks offers a unique opportunity to connect with people of every interest and personality. I understand that not everyone that follows me on Twitter has me in a Google+ Circle. Not every person that is a friend on Facebook reads this blog. It’s a complex web of interconnected awesome that is a genuine microcosm for how the Internet works. We’re all connected, somehow. It is with that sense of connectedness that I decided to do a little “spring cleaning” (eh?! see what I did there?) of my various web sites/presences/attempts at vanity.
I often find inspiration and motivation for my podcasting (or whatever somewhat creative efforts) in some odd places. Other times it shows up after watching a speech or presentation. Here’s an example of the latter.
Two straight years of podcasting has brought us here to Episode 104 and my guest David Ellis from 343 Industries. Of course, it would have been nice if I got that introduction right on the actual recording but I’ll let you listen to see how I deal with that less-than-ideal first impression. David’s roots are on the east coast so we spent some time talking about the Carolina Panthers and his work in Washington D.C. before finding his way to the west coast with EGM and 1UP. Once we get to the video game side of things we cover his entry into the industry, the international phenomenon that is The Sports Anomaly and how things changed after the “1Upocalypse”. Finally, the incredible story of how he got his job at 343 Industries finishes out this fantastic conversation. Enjoy.
You can follow David on Twitter at @DavidEllis and keep up with the latest Halo developments by following @HaloWaypoint.