August 7, 2014

Long Vacation

For the last 2 1/2 weeks I have been on a long vacation back home to Newfoundland.  This time we seriously lucked out on the weather, […]
August 7, 2014

Free Coding

Getting into the flow or zone as a coder is when you are your most productive and code spews from your fingers into your favourite text […]
July 30, 2014

Think Weeks

One of the things Bill Gates did was to take a semi-annual ‘Think Week’ retreat. During this week he would extract himself from all obligations and […]
July 28, 2014

Tele 10 Finished

One more thing to knock off the bucket list.  Yesterday Heather and I finished the Tele 10 race in St. John’s.  My time was good considering […]
July 21, 2014

Manager Who Codes vs Developer Team Lead

Personal branding is deceptively effective in many cases. The difference is skills between a manager who codes and a developer team lead is negligible.  In many […]
July 19, 2014

Reading Fewer Blogs

For years I have had an extensive reading list of blogs that I read through everyday.  Scanning through 200+ blog posts per day was a way […]
July 17, 2014

Ada Walking

On Tuesday, Ada took her first un-assisted steps.  It’ll be a while until she develops the confidence to really get around the house on her own, […]
July 13, 2014


The term Service Oriented Architecture has been twisted by so many people now that it has lost some of it’s meaning. Microservices is a software architecture […]
July 8, 2014


In a recent meeting with my boss he asked everyone to be more like a rhinoceros.  You can’t stop a rhino when it’s moving forward and […]