Category Archives: General

Is writing software more like Building a Bridge or Making a Painting?

Several weeks ago, my friend and colleague Dan Calinescu asked and answered (on LinkedIn) this question: Is software development more like building a bridge or more like painting a painting? Dan had asked me this question a few years ago, on … Continue reading

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Returning to my blog

It’s been over a year since I published a blog post. I recognized regularly through the year that I’ve missed it. I’m not big on New Year’s resolutions, so I intentionally didn’t try to pick back up at the beginning of … Continue reading

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As the year winds down, I’m looking back at the past twelve months and looking forward to 2015.  Travel has been a huge part of my life this year (magnified by the move Sheri and I made to London, which … Continue reading

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Commuting by Train

Since Sheri and I moved to London (which is described here), I’ve been commuting by train from home to the office.  This was our plan as soon as we decided to relocate.  It figured in our search for a place … Continue reading

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Tribute to Mariano Rivera

I don’t like the New York Yankees.  Anyone who knows me well knows that.  I always root for whoever is playing against them.  This weekend will be different – my admiration for Mariano Rivera will trump those feelings. Mariano Rivera … Continue reading

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Slideshare version of my Paul McCartney post

With help from Warren Sukernek, Amber McCrory and Brian Crouch, my “Lessons from the Paul McCartney Concert” has been turned into a SlideShare presentation. http://www.slideshare.net/SDLonline/8-customer-experience-lessons-from-paul-mccartney [SlideShare is the world’s largest community for sharing presentations – an online slide hosting service.  Users can … Continue reading

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My Favorite Bookmarks

I read a lot of books – actual, physical books with pages made out of paper.  Over the years, I’ve used a variety of different bookmarks.  My goals in finding a bookmark were always pretty consistent.  It had to be … Continue reading

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Another Milestone – My First Trip to Vietnam

My last post celebrated a family milestone – my daughter’s graduation. As I left Miami after graduation, I immediately embarked on another milestone – my first trip to Vietnam.  In my new job, our team has an office in Ho … Continue reading

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A Family Milestone

This week marked a major milestone in my life – my daughter graduated from college, earning a BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Miami.  My wife and I are incredibly proud of her and her achievements, matching the … Continue reading

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Social Media Stories

I wrote this post for the SDL corporate blog, but liked it enough to post it here. Social media usage in business is exploding, but it hasn’t yet provided a “magic bullet” to help companies use it to improve their … Continue reading

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