Category Archives: Thinking out loud

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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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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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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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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When to invest in a tech company

One could say that I’ve been around the block when it comes to tech companies and start-ups, so a question that I get quite often from investors is “Is this a good investment?” It’s not a really easy question to answer, … 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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Real and make believe

There’s a song by Three Doors Down that refers to the singers life as containing things that are real and make believe. The Singer is struggling to tell the difference between the two. I suspect that everyone has moments like … Continue reading

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