Today was my last day as an employee at my current (umm, previous) job.  After 18 months full-time, plus a couple months of part-time consulting and advising, I've decided it's time to move on.  I still believe the product has enormous potential, and I may be walking away from early retirement, but it's time to move on. Starting Monday, I will be a Technical Architect at Fullhouse Interactive in Milwaukee's Third Ward.  I'm excited for a number of reasons.  I'll be working d... [More]
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Jun 200827

Recent Trips

Over the last six weeks or so I have made three trips to California.  I grew up in northern CA and most of my family still lives there wondering why I ever left to live in frozen "Wesconson". The first of these trips was a whirlwind.  I flew in on a Thursday night and drove out on Friday afternoon with my new truck.  My parents were getting rid of their truck and I needed a new vehicle so it worked out nicely.  I had a nice quiet drive across the US from CA to WI, ... [More]
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This is pretty exciting.  Chris Pietschmann, an MVP, a friend of mine, a committee member of the WI .NET Users Group, developer of Virtual Earth controls, and an independent consultant I have worked with in the recent past, has three MSDN Premium Subscriptions to give away, and he is having a coding contest to determine the winners.  He is building a website for this contest at www.communitycodingcontest.org, but the site is not up yet.  In the meantime you can get some basic info... [More]
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We went to the doctor the other day and found out from the ultrasound that our correct due date is January 27, 2009.  As of tomorrow (June 24) we will be 9 weeks along. We're very excited.  Unfortunately, Kelly gets very sick when she is pregnant and is on some nausea medicine that they apparently give to chemotherapy patients.
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I'm very excited!  Kelly and I found out the other day that we will be having our second child soon.  We haven't seen the doctor yet, but we're estimating a January-ish due date for now.  Once we get the "official" word from the doctor I'll update with that date. You may have gathered from a previous post that we had a miscarriage late last year.  So this news is especially exciting to us. Woo hoo!
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