See you in Minneapolis.

CUES ExperienceI’m off to Minneapolis tomorrow for CUES Experience.

I’m excited to see so many of my CU alum there, including Morriss Partee, Tim McAlpine, Robbie Wright, Denise Wymore, Brent Dixon, and am most excited to finally meet Ron Shevlin, Steve Williams and Christopher Stevenson in person after months of being eConnected. I hope I didn’t miss anyone – did I?

I’m presenting a Credit Union case study from Vancity, covering who we are, how we show up and how we leverage social media. Should be a good presentation.

It’s also been a fantastic way to procrastinate finishing my chapter for the new Age of Conversation. Truth be told, I’m starting to panic, it’s due in 3 days.

If you’ll be in Minneapolis, please say hi.

Now I gotta figure out how to transport fresh fruit across the US-Canada border, because my son Ivan is expecting tiny apples from a place called Minneapolis (say it aloud).

I can be a genius, but not most of the time.

Thanks to Ron Shevlin for this cute little bit of web fun. It’s called The Blog Readability Test, and it ranks your website according to the intellectual level of your writing.

When I input my homepage (, I get this:

But when I input my blog page (, I get this:

My take is that it merely ranks the basic language I use and assesses it according to certain milestones of education. Simplicity is key, so I’m not offended, I want to be accessible.

A cute little tool. It also advertises something called cashadvance1500, which I removed in the code the tool spits out. This is a payday loan service, and is likely to be evil. So I need to give that caveat as well… Everything comes back to banking, doesn’t it?