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Author Micah Cambre

my first podcast: Footalk

Footalk.netI don’t know why it took me so many years to finally do something like this, but I finally decided and made time to start a podcast. It’s called Footalk and I record it with an old coworker and friend Richard Herrera. We first toyed with the idea over dinner last month thinking it would be kind of fun. So, after getting my act together and purchasing what was needed, our first episode is up!

We both consider this a trial run to see if we get enough interest and downloads from the public and our adorning fans. So far, the little feed that we have gotten has been positive. Richard and I share one main thing in common: we’re web designers. We have a love for web standards and enjoy technology in general. The topics we covered in the first episode range from what the podcast is about, web design, conferences we want to or will attend, and a website pick to show you.

There’s plenty of ideas for us to cover and we don’t know where the podcast will go but if there’s enough interest and downloads, we’ll keep it going! So, if you’re bored for and have about 25 minutes you can waste, please download and support our brand new Podcast, Footalk.

Episode 0 (20MB mp3 format download)
Richard’s Footalk coverage

the bittersweet serendipity

A few days ago, I found out an old colleague of mine was sent to Manhattan for a few days on a business trip. Knowing his disdain for all things New York, I gave him a quick suggestion for one of the best desserts you’d get anywhere.

After a couple of text messages back and forth over the next few hours, confirming that I didn’t send him to a restaurant which caters to only one sexual orientation, he takes heed on my suggestion. I then wanted confirmation that his dessert hit the spot.

… well, almost.

One day later, tragedy strikes. The unexpected, one terrible, disgusting report that I never expected:

USA Today reported that Serendipity3 was closed down on account of a failing health inspection. This is the day after I sent my former colleague to enjoy their dessert. The reason they closed? According to his reiteration of the problem:

and his follow-up response:

I was sooooo embarrassed and disgusted. I tried to assure him that what didn’t kill him only made him stronger but to no comfort. It was of little comfort that I made an honest mistake, but he knows of my embarrassment and sympathy.

Would I recommend this dessert again? Absolutely, but you might want to just order the mix and make it yourself!

This is, in every sense of the word irony, the worst case of “serendipity” I’ve ever been apart of.