What Comes Next?

At work we have a cultural of growth. And by that I mean, for most roles, if you’re in them too long, you’re seen as not growing. In general, I agree with this philosophy – and my resume proves it. Every 3 years or so I’ve changed jobs. For some employers that rhythm is problematic….

A Busy Month

Monday I’m off to San Francisco for a partner’s Users Conference. The week after that I’m throwing an Executive Briefing for another partner in Seattle — pulled together almost entirely by myself, from speakers to catering, all from home. Then there’s a potential architecture day for another partner in Cincinatti, and a (interesting) new partner…

Spring is Finally Here!

This winter held on hard! Every time it looked to be warming up, we’d wake up to fresh snow on the cars. But finally this week we got a break, the sun came out, and the snow melted and stayed melted. The kids broke out their rubber boots to stomp through the muddy, wet grass…

Conferences

Last week I got to attend two conferences solely for my personal interest. Conferences are a part of my job, so I do them pretty frequently and often enjoy them. But its pretty rare that I get to go to one just because I want to. Gurus, held just outside Chicago, is a regular conference…

I've watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate…

When we pulled the plug on cable TV somewhere around 5 years ago, I always said that as soon as there was a viable, legitimate alternative to downloading TV, I would stop using BitTorrent. Yesterday we pulled the plug on BitTorrent: it seems that network-endorsed Internet TV delivery has finally reached critical mass — as long as the…

Travel Almost Anywhere You Can Go

California is nice, but when you travel to the same two office buildings in the same two cities, 4 times a year, it starts to get a little boring. Same goes for the Seattle area. So, after 2.5 months without significant time on the road, I hoped to mix things up a little. I’m blessed…