It has been while since my last post. A long while. A lot has changed over the past two years. Not just in my career but also in my personal life. I apologize for the delay in the time span since my previous submission. I’ve never talked about my personal life much before so I probably won’t start now either.
I used to post code snippets or solutions to problems I’ve had; sample apps of something I was experimenting with. However, I haven’t developed full-time for over a year now. My career shifted when I was given the sole task to open a new development shop by my superiors. As well as build a new team and implement my dream child project that I had presented to the power above in the past. Tasked with finding real estate, opening an office, hiring a team of 14 and managing a new product re-write, I’ve had little room for all else. With deadlines to meet, finding ways to encourage team members, striving for perfection, new innovations and all the while learning as I go, I had no time to handle the small things I used to do like post on my personal site.
Now that we’ve settled into a routine of two week sprints and things are slowly starting to work together like a well oiled machine, I believe I will have time to post again. Though my direction may shift slightly to things more related to project management, scum or agile comments and just about software development as a whole. When the time permits I will dive back into development but only at a part-time rate. There’s a lot of new technology out there, lots of ways to manage a team and I hope to continue forward with my thoughts and ideas for any who care to listen.
I have returned.
24. March 2011
About Me , Personal
Read this great article over at TechDirt by Mike Masnick. “Phone Calls Are So Last Century”.
Was right up my ally. I don’t like to talk on the phone. It interrupts me and my train of thought when I’m working.
A snippet from the article that applies.
… And it was at that point that I realized how rare it is that I'll accept or make unexpected or unplanned phone calls, with the exception of my wife and my parents (and potentially some work-related "emergency.") There are a few very close, long-term friends that I'll call every so often, but I really haven't done that in a while, and I feel a bit awkward about doing it these days. I still talk on the phone for meetings, but always at set times.
Apparently, I'm not the only person who feels this way.
Also NY Times has an article on it as well.
So when I don’t answer your call, it’s not personal. Txt me if you want to get anywhere.
The application that I develop on has been has been recognized as “Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards” by KLAS Research
My friend sent me this link it’s so funny. I copied it here just in case the original disappears.
Hat tip to Hyperbole and a Half for the artwork on this one.
14. July 2010
About Me , Personal
This interesting study, I wanted to post. As when I talk to someone about politics or religion, it’s interesting how when faced with factual information, someone’s views will not change.
"In a series of studies in 2005 and 2006, researchers at the University of Michigan found that misinformed people, particularly political partisans, rarely changed their minds when exposed to corrected facts in news stories. In fact, they often became even more strongly set in their beliefs. Facts, they found, were not curing misinformation. Like an underpowered antibiotic, facts could actually make misinformation even stronger."
“…we base our opinions on beliefs and when presented with contradictory facts, we adhere to our original belief even more strongly. “
If you're in a situation where you'd excuse yourself to go to the bathroom, you should also excuse yourself before reaching for your phone. Otherwise, go ahead without asking. Either way, don't play with your phone longer then you'd stay in the bathroom. - Farhad Manjoo (www.Tampabay.com)
12. March 2010
My Website , Personal
Sorry for any site issues you may have experienced over the last couple of days. I moved my site to a new server in a data center and onto a Windows 2008 II7 machine. Seems BlogEngine.Net had some issues, which I have still yet to resolve. Though I’ve found some solutions they did not work for me, as I test them live on my production site. So bare with me if you get .Net errors. I think it’s time to upgrade!
In application that I develop for has been nominated for Finalist in Prestigious Software & Information Industry Association Awards and selected as a finalist in the 25th annual Software & Information Industry Association CODiE Awards.
30. August 2009
My Website , Personal
So my hosting company couldn't recover the data they lost. How or why they didn't have a backup beats me. I'm thinking of switching hosting companies (yeah I said it Chris :p ) and get myself a dedicated server all for me.
Over the last few months I had a lot of code snippets and stuff I wanted to remember but the sorrow of losing it all has passed and now that I can't remember what I lost I can move on and post again.