Pick Your Battles and Just Get It Done

I am passionate about the intersection of technology and business. Put another way, I just love being able to manipulate technology to create real value.

This leads me a lot of times to the point of picking too many battles. By trying to evangelize and sell to many things at one time, I find myself getting no where with the vision that I have. I have found myself slowly adding new "battles" without seeing the old ones through and now reflecting back, I have accumulated a lot of starts to positions without gaining a lot of ground:

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Apollo Data Technologies

Recently at work we engaged the services of Apollo Data Technologies to help us get a jump start on leveraging analytics and SQL 2005 Analysis Services.

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A Three Year Old's Packing List

I post very rarely on matters of my family for the simple fact of limiting exposure of otherwise private details of our lives that may be used by those with nefarious motives. Call me paranoid, but it's just too easy to be safer than sorry in this regard.

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IXmlSerializable: A Persistable Example

The Extensible Markup Language, better known as XML, offers tremendous benefits to the application developer, among other arenas. It's self describing nature, allows strong use of decoupling of data from systems in ways that enable these systems to become more robust and extensible.

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Smart Client Software Factory

David Boschmans reports that a CTP of the Smart Client Software Factory is now available for download. He describes a bit about it in his post. My favorite statement:

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MSDN Architecture Webcasts

There are some really great webcasts listed here on building enterprise-class systems with .NET 2.0.

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Work is Freedom

"Work is freedom.", says Frank LeGrand, of South Florida.

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Place an All-Star Vote for Chris Young

Only a few days left to vote, so go now and place a vote for Chris Young of the San Diego Padres as a 2006 All Star. Time is running out, so do not delay.

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Lots of Good Stuff...

I just don't have the energy to write a proper post on any one of these but wanted to still get a post out the door.  Partly, this should encouirage me to follow up on this and post about some or all of these ideas in the next week or so.

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Microsoft's MSDN Library Meets Wiki

I guess it is a natural progression for Microsoft to have a Wiki implementation on the much used and relied upon MSDN Library since introducing blogging and online properties like Channel9.

I am excited to see another source for community centric technology writing and idea sharing. It will be interesting to see how and if this affects blogging at all. Much of the technology/developer blogs out there are primarily made of up tips, tricks, ideas, etc. Will developers or technologists publish this information in both places or one or the other.

The benefit for me posting on my own blog is that I have complete control of the content (no one can change it but me) and I build an audience. What would be the benefit for giving that information away in the context of an MSDN Wiki, beyond community recognition?

I will love having it as a resource to draw from, but for now I think I'll stick with my blog to communicate out my ideas.

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