September 24, 2011
Today at my daughter's soccer match, Amy stopped by to pick up something that
was in my car. She couldn't attend the game because she was working an annual
fundraiser as part of her duties of being on the PTO board at our children's
school. A few moments after she departed one of the soccer parents handed me
something that Amy is collecting from other parents of my daughter's teammates
for another fundraiser related to the sports programs at the YMCA.
September 24, 2011
This week has been a blur. I need to start taking some notes each day to make
these end of the week posts easier.
September 17, 2011
Well, it looks like I should really call these Saturday notes as they all end
up getting written and published the day after Friday! But hey, I am just glad
to keep a weekly thing going.
September 11, 2011
This is not my usual "Friday Notes" week-in-review post. This past week was
spent in Portland, OR with the Eldarion team at DjangoCon 2011. It was a great
time with a lot to digest, contemplate, and talk about, but not in this post.
The one event that happened toward the end of the week that really captured
the bulk of my attention and tugged on my heartstrings was the passing of my
September 2, 2011
This week has been a blur due to all the extra work the team was doing to make
the self-imposed deadline of launching
Gondor, our PaaS
(Platform as a Service) offering for Django
developers, startups, and companies. In addition, I have been getting things
in order for travel tomorrow. I'll be headed to Portland, OR tomorrow
afternoon for DjangoCon and looking forward to meeting
up with the rest of the Eldarion team.
August 27, 2011
It's Friday again (well really early Saturday morning), and that's time to
reflect on the week and write this blog post.
August 20, 2011
In an effort to try and encourage more regular writing and keep my blog from
going to stale, I want to attempt to do a week-in-review series of posts on
Friday (or perhaps at times on Saturday). Let's see how many weeks in a row I
can do this.
August 16, 2011
This is good. Love when comedians make good points while making me laugh:
August 15, 2011
Today, marks the anniversary of my birth 33 years ago. As I often do at
moments like this, I become very reflective and in doing so I wanted to write
some thoughts down and share with any whom might be interested. I think of
this as kind of a retrospective for the previous iterations in my life — what
has been good, where could I have been better, and what I plan to do about it
May 22, 2011
I grew up hearing stories of the tragic circumstances of my great-
grandfather's death when my grandfather was still just a boy. Recently, an old
article was discovered that provides a bit more detail than what I have known
and really highlights his legacy as the business he started as a young man has
thrived for four generations.