Dale Maxfield Blog

Influence: “A Game of You”

Influence: “A Game of You”

After moving to Kansas City in 1998, I was re-introduced to Neil Gaiman’s “Sandman” series and began devouring the books as quickly as I could.  Which in the case of a series like The...

Share
The Greatest Laptop Ever Made

The Greatest Laptop Ever Made

I’ve been supporting users of varying degrees of experience, mobility and technical requirements since my first network administrative job started in early 1997.  Over the years, computers have become more commoditized and the options...

Share
Save Money on Windows 8 – “Ultimate” Savings Even if You Plan to Wait

Save Money on Windows 8 – “Ultimate” Savings Even if You Plan to Wait

These instructions will let you purchase an upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8 Pro for just $40 and get the Media Center Feature Pack (a $10-70 value) free! Even if you’re on the...

Share
Steam’s “Big Picture Mode,” Jet Set Radio HD and Borderlands 2

Steam’s “Big Picture Mode,” Jet Set Radio HD and Borderlands 2

I’ve been playing a lot of video games lately on a system that rivals the consoles in ease of use, no need to sit at a desk hunched over a keyboard and mouse and...

Share
What is Dale Maxfield Talking About?

What is Dale Maxfield Talking About?

I’ve come to know my strengths and weaknesses pretty well over the years.  I’ve heard from several people reading my last few blog posts that can’t quite wrap their heads around what I’m talking...

Share
How To Become a “True Fan” Yourself

How To Become a “True Fan” Yourself

In my last post I gave an introduction to the theory of 1,000 True Fans.  Let’s start by once again quoting The Technium’s article on 1,000 True Fans:  “A True Fan is defined as someone who...

Share
1000 True Fans – An Introduction

1000 True Fans – An Introduction

My promotional ideal falls perfectly in line with a theory called “1,000 True Fans.”  To quote the main source of this principle, The Technium’s 1,000 True Fans page: “A creator, such as an artist, musician,...

Share
The Lana del Ray Music Promotion Experiment – Part Two: No Barriers, No Shame In Sharing

The Lana del Ray Music Promotion Experiment – Part Two: No Barriers, No Shame In Sharing

In Part One of this post, I described my plan to try a music video driven campaign for some established acts to see if I could help to raise their profiles. I met Zac...

Share
Try Windows 8 Safely With The Awesome New “Windows To Go”

Try Windows 8 Safely With The Awesome New “Windows To Go”

One of my most anticipated features in Windows 8 is a little-known function called “Windows To Go.”  The feature is aimed at enterprises who want to be able to provide mobile users with their...

Share
The Lana del Ray Music Promotion Experiment – Part One

The Lana del Ray Music Promotion Experiment – Part One

Earlier this year, I started working out several theories based on research I did in 2011 on how music marketing works (and doesn’t) in the current landscape of media, venues and marketing. One of...

Share