A Final Note

The past years, months and weeks have had a huge amount of change wrapped up within them for me.  Much of that change had immediate effects, but some of it has been more subtle.  There are three major effects which are manifesting at the present time: a new career, a new job, and a new [...]

Migration Complete!

This morning I cut and all it's associated properties over from my old CentOS 5 box at to a new Amazon Linux "box" in Amazon Web Service's us-east-1 region.  Migration was pretty painless.  I followed the "replace hardware with cloud resources" approach that I advocate and have spoken on at various places.  The [...]

Need A Job?

I have a need.  A pressing need.  I need new coworkers.  Three of them.
Boring stuff first.  Mentor Graphics Corp is the EDA industry leader and makes all kinds of crazy design and simulation software for electrical engineers, and now embedded developers.  If you have a cell phone or a computer, it's almost guaranteed that you're [...]

Myths about Introverts

Myth #1 – Introverts don’t like to talk.
This is not true. Introverts just don’t talk unless they have something to say. They hate small talk. Get an introvert talking about something they are interested in, and they won’t shut up for days.
Myth #2 – Introverts are shy.
Shyness has nothing to do [...]

cf.objective: Replace Your Iron With a Cloud

My second talk from cf.objective 2011 is currently underway: Replace Your Iron With a Cloud.  Again, a slides-only presentation which you can get either as PPTX or PDF.

cf.objective: Progressive Enhancement

For those of you following along at home, I'm current presenting on Progressive Enhancement at cf.objective 2011.  This presentation is slides-only, and I've made them available as both PPTX and PDF if you want to take a look.

cf.objective Tomorrow!

Tomorrow I'll be in Minneapolis for the 2011 iteration of cf.objective.  If you've looked at the schedule, you'll know I'm speaking twice: one about progressive enhancement first thing Thursday morning after the keynote, and again Friday right after lunch about migrating your apps to the cloud.  You'll also know that there are a hell of [...]



If you don't know, Quadrilla is a simple modular wooden marble run.  The kids spent much of the day running marbles through a couple of the instructions-included models.  Not just one at a time either; the only thing constraining the number of marbles running at any given time was the speed which they could pick [...]

Return of the Das Keyboard

About a year and half ago I got a Das Keyboard Ultimate for work, but immediately had some major issues using it.  Fortunately, the 10-year-old keyboard it was replacing wasn't completely unusable, so I just switched back.  That keyboard finally gave up the ghost a couple weeks ago, unfortunately, so I was stuck with the [...]

Tulsa CFUG Presentation (CFGroovy)

Yesterday I presented CFGroovy to the Tulsa CFUG via Connect.  The recording is now available on Connect, thanks to Steve.  You can also grab the slidedeck (as a PDF) I skimmed through, and of course, the CFGroovy framework itself (project page, core SVN, demo SVN), including the demo files that I showed.  Note that the [...]