The other day I signed up for Vizualize.me.  Once I got over the fact that they misspelled "visualize" it looks like a pretty nifty little service. They make a graphical resume for you, like the one to the right. I'd always wanted my very own personal infographic, and now I have one.

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Back when I was around 18 or so, I used to have a truck much like this one (65 Chevy).



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Categories: Family | Personal | Proud Dad

Aug 201131

There She Goes

It's been almost 5 years ago to the day since my daughter was born.  In many ways it seems like yesterday, yet I can hardly remember a time without her. In just a few hours, she's going to be starting kindergarten.  She was so excited she jumped into bed with her clothes on. Crazy.
Categories: Family | Personal | Proud Dad

Aug 201108

Evolving .NET

Jason Bock will be speaking at this week's WI .NET Users Group meeting.   Evolutionary programming and computation have been used in the past to produce amazing and unexpected designs, yet a lot people don't know how powerful these concepts are. This session will describe these principles and show how you can use them as you develop .NET code by using LINQ expressions. The meeting is on a special night this week: Thursday, August 11.  More info and registration is at the link abo... [More]
Categories: Community | Professional | UG

Aug 201102

What Would Happen

So I was wondering something tonight.   What would happen if the worst 10% of people in any given profession found a new line of work?  Would there suddenly be a shortage of programmers, for example, if the worst 10% of all programmers quit their jobs?  Perhaps, but I'd bet that most would not be replaced. So what would happen if the best 10% of people in any given profession mentored someone?
Categories: Professional
I'm rebuilding my computer after a hard drive failure, and I keep running into issues where things I've taken for granted are missing – things such as the "VS Command Prompt Here" Windows Explorer context menu items. Years ago, Scott Hanselman posted INF files to add VS 2005 to the context menu. Using that as inspiration, I've created a version of the file for VS 2008 and another for VS 2010. For what it's worth, I tweaked his VS 2005 file because my copy of VS is installed in "P... [More]
Categories: Development | Work | Technology | Software Projects | Code | Professional

Nov 200925

These Are Mine

What are yours? Happy Thanksgiving!
Categories: Personal | Family | Proud Dad
This is the fifth in my "Rules to Live By" series.  Like every other professional, in every other field, over the years I've picked up a lot of things that make my life easier, or better, both professionally and personally.  Most of these things can be summarized in a sentence or two, and I've decided to call them "Rules to Live By".  As much as any other reason, they are here to remind myself of things that I've decided to believe in, even if I don't feel like it one day. RTLB #... [More]
Categories: Business | Community | Personal | Professional | Rules to Live By

Sep 200903

Twitter

In case you haven’t noticed, I haven’t been a very faithful blogger over the last several months.  I wouldn’t say that I’ve abandoned it, because I haven’t, but other things have definitely taken priority. Aside from the typical “family and work distractions”, one thing in particular that has disrupted my blogging is Twitter.  I am much more active on Twitter, and you should follow me there. In the meantime, don’t unsubscribe from the blog just yet.  I have a few posts in mind f... [More]
Categories: Personal | Blogosphere | Professional
Have you ever been in one of those meetings where it seems that everyone in the company is there, even though they don’t need to be?  I think everyone has and it is especially frustrating when you are one of the ones that doesn’t really need to be there. Well, based on a web site I saw a few weeks ago (the link escapes me at the moment), I wrote a little Windows Mobile app that will calculate just how much any given meeting is costing you and your clients. It’s a pretty simple application... [More]
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