I haven’t posted much at all in the last few months for a number of reasons. Some of them were work-related while some of them were personal. To recap; I was downsized when my company decided to stop selling its data center automation tool to the US-based market. In Mid-January I was notified that my position was going to be eliminated but I didn’t know exactly when it would happen.Continue reading

“I’m picking up your sarcasm.”

“I should hope so, because I’m laying it on pretty thick!”

I’ve been contacted a lot over the last few days to ask how I’m doing and If I’m having any luck on my job search so I thought I would make a quick update here. For those of you that don’t know, I am actively looking for a new challenge. Continue reading

I’ve spent a lot of time over the last week deciding on what to do with my blog for 2015. Don’t worry, I won’t be doing any tech predictions. I’m terrible at them and my stock portfolio is proof of that. My goal for 2015 is to continue the writing habit that was started with a bang in November with the vDM30in30 challenge. I took most of December off for a few reasons; I was a little burnt out, December is a crazy month due to year-end activities, and I also took some time off around the holidays.Continue reading

I guess I should call it the vDM24in30 since I was unable to complete the entire challenge. I was on a good pace until the final week but a few things crept up to keep me from finishing. If it was vDM20in20 I would have been golden.

I’ll be completely honest in saying that the main thing that kept me from completing the challenge was the fact that I simply hit a wall and just couldn’t continue the way I had planned from the beginning. My goal from the beginning was to really push myself and only come up with 15 ideas ahead of time and then write the blog the day of submission and not write anything in advance.Continue reading

I am a published author. When I was writing my first book I thought I would take great pride in saying that. I also thought I was going to make some pretty good money. The money part didn’t happen, and while I do take pride in the fact that I am a published author I find myself looking back at that time in my career with a little regret. I don’t regret writing books, but I wish I would have done it a little differently. It’s the old “knowing what I know now” scenario. Let’s take a look at the process. Continue reading

I attended my first VMUG Conference this year in Indianapolis. I had the honor of hanging out with some old friend and I got to meet some new people that I would like to consider friends now. Shout out to community!

While walking the vendor hall I overheard a group of guys talking about one specific vendor and the “eye candy” that was present at the booth. The quickly made their way over to the vendor to get a better look. I won’t name the company but it was a vendor that I did want to talk to and get more information about their products.Continue reading

When I bought my first computer at the age of 13, my career aspirations never came into mind. I will admit that I knew from a very early age that I never wanted to be a programmer. I rage quit all of that when I would type in programs from the back of my computer magazines only to have a minor syntax error make the previous few hours a huge waste of time. Luckily I had Wizard of Wor, Spy Hunter and B.C.’s Quest for Tires to help me get over it.Continue reading