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What is the purpose of Open Mic’s?

If you’ve been following my BLOG you would know that I have been active in the local Open Mic community for several years now. The experience has been fun but also educational. Some hosts have it down to a science … Continue reading

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Live from Mexico

The last time I was in Mexico City I was talking to a friend about the Open Mic tour that I did in Ottawa. He suggested that I do an open mic in Mexico City. I was in Mexico city … Continue reading

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The 2017 Open-Mic Tour

My wife and Daughter decided that they wanted to do a Mother-Daughter trip so while they were away I took the opportunity to check out a different open-mic venue in the Ottawa area every night. You might think that this … Continue reading

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Aged to Perfection!

Many of my friends tell me that they are “Too Old” to do something. It seems that the human race front loads our expectations with respect to life. What am I talking about? Well, we are told by our parents, … Continue reading

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Active Listening

I was going to say It’s funny how … but it’s really not funny how time effects our ability to really listen and understand what people are saying. When we listen to poetry or music, we can spend days or weeks trying … Continue reading

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Kanata North BIA Magazine

The latest copy of the Kanata North BIA Networker magazine is out and there is another article in the Serious Techie series… https://e.issuu.com/embed.html#17914149/48919812 Check it out

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The Virtual Reality

Over the past three years I have come to rely more and more on virtual machines. Virtual machines allow me to create snapshots of development and product environments that are easy to backup and share with others. What this means … Continue reading

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What does it mean to be a software professional?

I’ve been reading a lot about what it means to be a “Software Professional” recently and I find it quite fascinating. The book that I am currently reading suggests that software professionals should treat their jobs the same way that medical … Continue reading

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WFH: Work From Home

Every morning I get copied on emails from people who have decided to Work From Home (WFH) that day. It took me quite a while to accept WFH as a valid alternative to being in the office. I understand that … Continue reading

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Is it time for a general compensation review?

It’s been my experience that the quantity of tech jobs tends to cycle between feast and famine. We seem to be entering a feast period where the number of jobs exceeds the number of candidates. Couple that with the fact … Continue reading

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