Growing up web…

So the post below made me think of the guy who introduced me to why it is important to understand this whole web thing – Jeff Fergurson from wunderground.org. When I met Jeff it was on a porch in Ypsilanti, Michigan at friend’s house named Mike Foster, had to be 1997 or 98 and he look like he did below, bottom right:

All I remember was the absolute kindness of the guy, his willingness to chat about his work gig and his passion for his kids. This was a guy I wanted to emulate. I was very happy when I was first able to pay him money for weather on a portal I was the PM on, we scrapped the portal and I lost touch when I left Ann Arbor in 2001 and moved my life. So I decided to look him up with a universal search query and sure enough – same cool cat.

Jeff Ferguson

only gray… I can’t talk I have some cool gray hair when I grow a beard.   I’ve linked them in through my blog for appreciation of his insights and consistent efforts towards [tag]sustainable agriculture[/tag].

NOTE: [tag]Ann Arbor[/tag] was green before [tag]carbon credits[/tag] were cool.

Previous Post Next Post

4 Comments

  • Reply geographer.com » Blog Archive » Random relevance October 21, 2007 at 6:26 am

    […] Posted in Follow up, Focus | Edit | No Comments » […]

  • Reply jon gatrell October 28, 2007 at 5:07 am

    @edwardvielmetti thanks for comment. Its a small world after all http://tinyurl.com/27ehu3

  • Reply Edward Vielmetti October 28, 2007 at 9:33 am

    Jeff’s office downtown is about 6 blocks from mine near the Farmer’s Market.

    I remember using the Weather Underground when it was still at SPRL at umich – you could use finger to get a current weather report.

    (Just testing out a new twitter @a2weather to syndicate in their Ann Arbor wx RSS – it would be awesome to have Twitter + Weather Underground going.)

  • Reply G October 28, 2007 at 9:48 am

    Farmer’s Market, hot cider and Zingerman’s on a perfect Autumn saturday is rarely matched.

    I ran out after like my first conversation with Jeff and bought my first slew of domain names.

  • Leave a Reply