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Kathy Brown    

I remember the first time I saw him.  It was at my first Lotusphere.  Back when he had a lion’s mane of hair.  He wasn’t the presenter, but he answered a question that had been asked (because of course, he knew the answer).  Back then, I didn’t know about Planet Lotus or who anyone was in our community.  I didn’t even know there was a community.  But after he answered, I thought, “holy shit that guy is smart.  I bet he’s the one everyone asks when they get stuck.”  Because he wasn’t just holy-shit-smart, he was nice about it.

I’m reading all the posts and tweets of people saying how selfless he was and willing to help people.  And he was.  Just at the last Connect, I was talking to someone that wanted to meet Tim.  I messaged Tim and said someone wants to meet you, get over here.  He showed up within minutes.  I’m sure he was in the middle of something, it was Connect, there is never a down moment.  But he was there.  That was Tim.

But he wasn’t just there as an XPages guru, he was my friend.  We talked each other through some difficult personal stuff.  Even if time would go by where we hadn’t spoken for a while, we would see each other or talk on Skype, and it was as though no time had passed.  He always had time for me, no matter when I pinged him.

I remember we did an epically bad karaoke version of Endless Love in Kimonos at Lotusphere.  It was awful and hilarious.  Just last week it came on my car stereo and I said the next time I see Tim, we will have to try it again.

I wrote this post, planning to end it on that last sentence.  I got in the car to pick up my kids from school.  And wouldn’t you know it, Endless Love came on.  Right after that, a song that Tim had sent to me a long time ago.  Using his own words that he said to me last week, “synchronicity is fun”.

You’re right, Tim, it is.  Some of the lyrics of that song, “I need some time to be your friend”.  I’m glad I got the time I had, I sure wish it was more.  I’ll miss you.

 

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IBM Connect with PSC and LDC
Mon, Feb 13th 2017 7:23p   Kathy Brown
IBM Connect 2017 is just a week away.  I’ll be there and look forward to learning new stuff and meeting new people.  In addition to attending sessions and networking events, John Head and I will available to meet with YOU to discuss your collaboration roadmap.  And thanks to our partnership with LDC, we will also be the onsite representatives for LDC Via. If you’d like to meet with us, then go check out what we’re offering and sign up here, connect17.psclistens.com!
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Thu, Jan 19th 2017 3:50p   Kathy Brown
Okay, it’s a secret in that I’m not blogging it, but it’s not so secret, in that all you have to do is reach out to me ( @IamKathyBrown on most social media ) or any other IBM Champion of your choice, for a $100 discount to attend IBM Connect 2017. If you read this in time, you can also listen to the ICS Community call this morning at 10AM ET (link), where they will discuss “What To Expect at IBM Connect”.  If you miss it, they usually record it.
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Wed, Dec 7th 2016 9:15p   Kathy Brown
I recently plasti-dipped my side mirror caps on my new MINI.  I posted pics in various places online and several people asked “What’s Plasti Dip?” So, PlastiDip is “an air-dry rubber coating”.  Originally used to cover tool handles by dipping them in the substance.  Then people started dipping their car tire rims, then other parts of the car.  PlastiDip now comes in cans, so you can spray it on almost anything.  Why is it so great?  Because it peels off.  Dec




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