Category Archives: Geek

Moving in order to stay in place (ie. Continued Learning)

In our field of software development, I am constantly reminded of one immutable fact – the pace of change is still continuing to accelerate.  Whereas a person could become a software development guru back in the early 80s when I … Continue reading

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Me, Data, and a conference hall full of people

This year I was asked to present at our company’s semi-annual User Meeting – normally a chance for our very capable Support staff to show off new software features, best practices – but this year, 2 of us software developers … Continue reading

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From the bookshelf (part 4)

It’s April and once again I went a whole month without blogging – not intentionally but lately work, extra tennis practice sessions with my son (who is out for Junior Varsity Tennis), and preparation for a new presentation this year … Continue reading

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Robots & Apple

Raced back from Sioux Falls late last night as my son and I attended a Boy Scout event at the Science Museum where they were hosting a full day course for the Robotics merit badge.  They used the Lego Mindstorms … Continue reading

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Calvin & Hobbes & the Raspberry Pi

So I got my Raspberry Pi a few weeks ago, and its been a real learning experience. Calvin of Calvin& Hobbes fame used to pray for: “The strength to change what I can, the inability to accept what I can’t … Continue reading

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Way to Grinch Christmas NASA

This isn’t the first time that NASA PR has hosed me.  I am struggling to remember (or I have purposely blocked it out) but I know there were previous times when NASA had me on the edge of my seat … Continue reading

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Recent PC Issue resolved with Windows Update & Messenger errors

MSN Messenger stopped working on my machine the last 2 months.  (Internally my coworkers & I use it to alert each other when we are ready for taking a break outside.) I had researched this for a long time, Messenger … Continue reading

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