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Dirk Hoag
Works at Conigent
Attended University of Michigan
Lives in Medford, NJ
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Christopher Lee may have had J.R.R. Tolkien's blessing to play Gandalf the Gray, but he was the perfect fit as Saruman the White.
I’m sad to see the news today that Christopher Lee has passed away at the age of 93. As a kid I loved the Hammer Horror films he made (often with Peter Cushing), which were a staple of Saturday afternoon TV, but it was an even bigger thrill to see him cast in the role …
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Should the +NHL allow such goals in the future, or is there too much danger involved?
Andrew Shaw thought he had scored a game-winning goal for the Chicago Blackhawks by heading the puck into the net, soccer-style. Should the NHL allow such goals to stand?
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Remember that time you were walking down the street and came upon a body lying in the gutter?
Ready for another Tiny Writing challenge? Today’s challenge takes us into macabre territory… My source for these prompts is a fun little book, 642 Tiny Things To Write About, from the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto. Rather than simply scribble these exercises in the book I’m doing them here on my site, and I invite you to …
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Join me in a creative writing exercise, won't you?
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A true story from a systems implementation I was involved with long ago, and the presentation which got a consultant sent home based on the very first slide...
Check out the presentation which got a consultant removed from a major project based on the very first Powerpoint slide...
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In Virginia, roughly 1 in 6 students is identified as "gifted", while in West Virginia and Tennessee only 1 in 50 make the cut. How does your state compare?
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If you're in the market for hockey equipment or +NHL fan gear, check here first for the latest collection of sales and coupon codes to help you save money!
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Just texting with my bud...
Today's Tiny Writing challenge brings us to the intersection of politics and sports...
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Who are your heroes, and how do they define you?
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Take today's challenge and you only get one word with which to reply...
I’m back with another exercise in Tiny Writing, my chance (and yours) to get a quick dose of inspiration by reacting to a writing prompt and providing a short but effective response. My source for these prompts is a fun little book, 624 Tiny Things To Write About, from the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto. Rather …
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And the +NHL team which will travel the most during the upcoming season is...
For the first time since the 2008-9 season, when I first started analyzing NHL travel miles for each league season, the Phoenix Arizona Coyotes will lead the NHL in miles traveled during the upcoming 2014-15 season, with 49,818 miles. The NHL released the complete Regular Season schedule earlier today, so for the seventh straight year …
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For both hockey players and +NHL fans, this weekend brings online sales that you'll want to take advantage of:
With Memorial Day weekend approaching and Father’s Day 2014 not too far behind, the hockey sales are being rolled out for both fans and players alike – whether you’re cheering on your favorite team in the playoffs, or getting ready for a summer league, we’ve got your opportunities to save money while shopping online. Shop.NHL.com …
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Occupation
Infor M3 implementation consultant
Skills
ERP systems analysis, configuration and development.
Employment
  • Conigent
    Senior Business Analyst, 2014 - present
  • Hockey Gear HQ
    Founder, 2011 - present
  • Schneider Electric
    Senior Manufacturing Systems Analyst, 7 - 2015
  • SB Nation
    Managing Editor, On The Forecheck, 2005 - 2015
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Medford, NJ
Previously
Nolensville, TN - Noblesville, IN - Ann Arbor, MI - Philadelphia, PA - Bloomfield Hills, MI
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Longtime hockey blogger and generally inquisitive netizen.
Introduction
Just another ex-hockey blogger who know focuses on his consulting career, helping clients implement the Infor M3 ERP system.
Bragging rights
Took my then-future wife on a trip to Japan after dating just a few weeks, and we now have three wonderful kids, born less than 13 months apart.
Education
  • University of Michigan
    Economics, 1998
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