Presentation Matters

As a professional software developer, my job is to plan, design and implement software solutions to problems. This involves learning about a business problem, the process that is followed, and designing software that makes this process easier or even automatic. Almost all software is written this way and for this purpose. And most developers do […]

Tornado Warning

Standing in the bathroom waiting for the tornado warning to pass. I think the people in the hall are missing the point of taking shelter. Doesn’t matter if you stand outside in the hall if the hall is wide open and has two large open rooms on either side with window walls. 1/2 inch glass […]

How I Wasted Two Days Learning SSIS Against My Will

So for two days I’ve been beating my head against the wall at work. The task was simple enough: Gather some some data. Cull the data. Dump said data to a file. Easy enough, right? Not so much. The Beginning I started this task like I would any other data centered task. I started with […]


So I’ve been powering through an audio drama recently. We’re Alive is an amazing story about a zombie outbreak that is more complex than what I’ve seen in the past. In typical contemporary style, the zombies are fast. What this story does that I haven’t seen are how the zombies operate. To avoid spoilers, I’ll […]

Computer Science Epiphany

It is a little¬†embarrassing¬†that it has taken me this long, but I recently had an epiphany as related to my career in computer science. It was kind of an earth shattering notion, really. It really hit home when I was attending the CodepaLOUsa¬†conference. It hit me: just because someone is an authority on a subject […]