For two unrelated projects I am looking into server virtualization.  Both are for production systems and are not developer or consumer focused.  Most of the conversations I've had about VMs so far have been in the context of software development and software testing, but I know there are many people out there that have successfully virtualized their production server environment.  In talking about this with the people I'd be working on these projects with, here is a list of pros a... [More]
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Feb 200818

My Secret Recipe

Tonight, I had Charlie* to myself while Mommy is at work.  I made her dinner around 6PM or so, and then let her go play while I was making myself something to eat.  She's almost 18 months now, and she plays really well by herself.  It's neat to see her start to play with little dolls and her doll house.  I even saw her take a "sip" from her little tea set tonight. Anyway, as I was saying, after feeding her, I made myself some dinner: Kraft Macaroni and Cheese with ... [More]
Categories: Personal | Family | Proud Dad | Food
If you were at the last WI .NET Users Group meeting, you already know, but for those that weren't, there is a Milwaukee chapter of the ALT.NET User Group forming.  Dan Miser is heading things up and the first meeting is Weds, March 5.  Details are here. If you've been following the movement, and are interested, you should definitely try to make it to the meeting and get involved.  The format of the meetings will probably be different than our normal WI .NET UG meetings.  Fro... [More]
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Who uses Twitter?  Please send me suggestions for what clients you use and what you like and don't like.  There's lots of info out there, but would prefer to hear from people I know. I've tried Twitter a couple times, and have posted a total of three tweets, one of which was today.  If I can make it easy enough for my lazy butt to do it, I'm planning to be more active. Same as always, leave a comment on this page or contact me with your suggestions and/or thoughts.
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I'm very happy to announce that registration for Deeper in .NET 2008 is now open.  You can visit the site now to get the latest info and register to attend. Lots of the info is still in the works, but there is definitely some good info out there now.  In addition to all of the info about our sponsors (we have six so far!) we've announced three of the speakers that will be coming to Milwaukee on April 5 for Deeper in .NET 2008 (DiDN). We're very happy to have Jason Beres from Infragis... [More]
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Tonight is meeting night for the WI .NET Users Group.  Derik Whittaker is making the trek up from the Chicagoland area to talk to us about mock objects.  After opening registration only a couple days ago, we already have 60 people signed up, so if you're interested in coming, please register soon. Tonight we have the pleasure of having a new sponsor for tonight's meeting as well.  Manpower Professional is putting us up at Libiamo's Italian Restaurant downtown Milwaukee.  Par... [More]
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Jan 200829

Music Suggestions

I need some suggestions for some good music that I can listen to while exercising and/or hiking, as well as while coding, so something with a good tempo.  I like rock and alternative.  Guitars are good, but I'm not really into heavy metal -- I want to be able to understand the words (if there are any).  I also like some occasional electronic music, but am not very familiar with the genres to know one from the other.  While not required, I'd also like to find a new artist that... [More]
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At work, we are looking to design and build a small device, possibly running Windows CE (possibly not).  We have been talking to a couple different engineers to get their feedback and estimates, but I would be interested in any personal recommendations that anyone might have. Please contact me if you know anyone.  We are first looking for someone to produce a prototype device, but also someone who can handle production runs as well.  Also, they need to be within approximately 90 ... [More]
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The WI .NET Users Group Holiday Party I mentioned before has been canceled due to weather.  As soon as it is re-scheduled, we will let everyone know.  I apologize for any inconvenience.
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Dec 200707


Here's something that sounds really interesting to me.  About a week and a half ago, Larry Clarkin posted about "coworking", and I've been meaning to write about it ever since.  Coworking is an interesting concept.  From the Coworking Community Blog: Coworking is a movement to create a community of cafe-like collaboration spaces for developers, writers and independents. Do you work from home?  I rarely do anymore because of the nature of my job, but I used to occas... [More]
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