Category Archives: General

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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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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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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How to read tech job postings

I may have Blogged on this before but things are heating up with respect to tech jobs, so it’s probably a good idea to revisit this topic. There are a number of job search engines that troll job posting sites … Continue reading

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“You Know?”

I was in a customer meeting last week with a product manager, salesman, customer and senior architect. They were describing a new product offering to a customer and all of the people involved were injecting “you know” into the conversation. The meeting … Continue reading

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Never give up

A colleague of mine recently pointed me to an article that talked about how some companies believe that anyone can be replaced. The article suggested that when a company has a truly great employee, that person tends to have extensive … Continue reading

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Another running season done and this one was brutal. The heat this summer made running a challenge and limiting my runs to 10K did not prepare me properly for the 21K run in September. I had a reasonable time, but … Continue reading

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A nice endorsement…

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