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The sleepy software bug.

First thing this morning I got an email with ‘high’ priority. The subject was ‘The Learning Center seems to be down’. We’ve been having a lot of problems with the product that underlies our ‘Learning Center’ application lately (we’re currently

Posted in code, LifeLessons, ProfessionalStuff, SoftwareDev

I got a new job!

I have accepted a position at a company in Dayton.  The position is with a company that I have been working for as a consultant off and on (mostly on) for the last three years.  I will be a ‘Technical Architect’ in

Posted in java, LifeLessons, ProfessionalStuff, SoftwareDev

LinkedIn vs FaceBook? Even for career/professional stuff?

I’ve been ‘LinkedIn’ for several months now.  I’ve made contacts with enough of my current and past colleagues to feel like its useful.  I’ve also gotten several serious employment inquiries.  I am a firm believer in the whole ‘web networking’

Posted in LifeLessons, ProfessionalStuff

A foolproof way to end bank account phishing? Close, but not quite.

Slashdot linked to an interesting story today about a possible foolproof way to end bank account phishing. I think its a step in the right direction, but I don’t think it would be a sure fire way to prevent them.

Posted in internet, LifeLessons

Saving planet Earth – Personally and Professionally

A couple of weeks ago, my wife and I rented ‘An inconvenient truth’. This is the documentary by Al Gore about global warming. In it, Mr. Gore presents pretty compelling arguments that we are headed towards great peril unless we

Posted in code, java, LifeLessons, SoftwareDev

The Miami University CIT Spring Meeting Details

I’m a member of the Miami University (Ohio) Computer and Information Technology Advisory Council. Basically, we’re a group of people who work in the IT industry that Miami U visits with at least twice a year to discuss curricula, industry

Posted in College, LifeLessons, ProfessionalStuff, SoftwareDev

Entering the blogosphere – with purpose.

So why do I blog? Well, a few weeks ago I heard a guy in a podcast or something, can’t remember exactly, say something along the lines of “With the way information is flowing today, and what KIDS just know

Posted in code, EAI, java, LifeLessons, Portal, ProfessionalStuff, SoftwareDev

Running into an old friend

I ran into an old friend Saturday night. We hadn’t seen each other or talked to one another in nearly 3 years for one reason or another. We were in a band together for years, he the lead vocalist and

Posted in LifeLessons

Resume Writing 101 (says me)

Part of my job at my company is to interview potential employees whose resumes fit a technical profile – basically they’re a Java/WebSphere person (or aspire to be). They range from entry level people (who don’t really fit this blog

Posted in BusinessMgmt, EAI, LifeLessons, SoftwareDev

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