First engagement news on Twitter?



If it wasn’t the very first, I’m sure it was among the first! Pardon the off-topic post, but I wanted to share some personal news that my Twitter friends already saw. I’m getting married! Actually, this news isn’t really that off-topic: if it wasn’t for Barb’s never-ending support, I wouldn’t be blogging or podcasting. She knows that my ultimate goal is to leave the full-time corporate world behind in favor of working on mobile tech writing, videos and podcasts. She’s rarely complained about my daily grind of working a full-time job and blogging part-time (OK, full time on some days!). In fact, she used to participate in a podcast with me that actually got us featured on the 11pm news here in Philly (16 MB WMV file) almost two years ago.

I’m very lucky since she’s an amazingly beautiful and intelligent person in her own right; what more could one ask for in a life partner? This will be a second marriage for each of us, so we may not be completely traditional. In fact, we started breaking tradition with a Palladium engagement ring (after the jump) since Barb has a degree in fashion design and has her own great sense of style. Instead of a solitaire diamond, we opted for something that fits her style every day: intricate design in the middle and diamond chips on the edges. Thanks for all of the warm wishes on Twitter and remember when you read a post by me here, you wouldn’t be able to read it if I didn’t have Barb’s support.



Phil Ferris

Congratulations from West Cornwall in the UK.

Kev you are a very fortunate chap indeed.

Barb, your medal is in the post, (I am sure you deserve one for putting up with Kevin’s foibles [I know my wife deserves one] ;-)

Best wishes

Phil (& Cathy)

Mike Cane

>>>I’m very lucky since she’s an amazingly beautiful and intelligent person in her own right; what more could one ask for in a life partner?

What more could one ask?!! Geez, it’s always up to me to ask the question whenever I read news like this:

So, does she have a sister?


Congratulations, Kevin. I’m sure in no time she’ll call your MacBook her own! Hee-hee!

John Hancock

Congratulations mate. I am so happy for you. Absolutely love the ring btw.

Wish you many happy years together.

Davey A in the UK (soon to be Canada I hope)

Congratulations to you both, be happy , then happier.


Congratulations to you both.
Tip: Kevin, it’s ok not to podcast or blog while on your honeymoon.

John in Norway

Congrats from Norway. It’s always nice when the other half acknowledges and respects ones addictions!


Congratulations to you two. I’m happy to see you happy.

Aaron Walker

Congratulatiosn Kevin!

Sad part is, I didn’t know you were from/living in my home town of wonderful Philadelphia :D

Good luck on the nuptials and have a cheesesteak for me since I am far from home (and really miss them :P) living in the strange universe others call Southern California.

James Kendrick

Wow, I go offline for a few hours and you go off and get engaged! :) Seriously, congrats to you and Barb and all the happiness in the world! Barb, thank you for tolerating Kevin’s playing on jkOTR with me, you’re a real gem. Very nice ring, too!


Congrats and wish you Kevin and Barb the best…… Just don’t blog on your honey moon….. LOL

Tax Man

congratulations! a gadget-tolerant life partner is a real find!


Congrats to you both!!!! And kudos to Barb for sharing you with the world. ;-)

I was looking for a UMPC on her ring finger, and only saw “just a ring!” But what a cool ring it is.

Best wishes to you for many years of happiness together!

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