29 Apr
2005

HHGTTG

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Today, the entire team took Friday afternoon and went to see The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy.  In addition to having a great time with the folks on the Engineering Team, the movie wasn’t as bad as I expected.  I never expected them to be able to pull of a movie adaptation of THHGTTG. […]

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27 Apr
2005

The Duality of Product Management

Phil Windley is the CIO for the state of Utah and he has gained some renown as being one of the early pioneers to support and use an executive level blog.  He recently wrote an article about the role of Product Management in an organization and presented a fairly traditional explanation. Here is a key paragraph from […]

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23 Apr
2005

R1200GS HP2

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BMW is at it again. Responding to the “That’s not a dirtbike” crowd that commonly likes to disparage the GS series, they have come up with a motorcycle to truly take that role. I am drooling over this.

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18 Apr
2005

Separating API Layers

I am writing a data access API that abstracts a big pile of XML documents and allows for some business logic on top of them.  Search(), GetContent(), etc. This API should ultimately be available in 3 ways: A compiled DLL assembly that an application can reference. Exposed as a COM+ Enterprise Service. Available on the Internet as […]

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18 Apr
2005

New York — Check

Been there, done that.  That was fun, but I don’t need to do that again any time soon. We had a weird situation develop wherein we ended up driving to Boston and back.  So all in all, we went from Idaho to Long Island to Manhattan to Boston to La Guardia to Boise in about 72 […]

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14 Apr
2005

New York

Matt Berther and I flew in to LaGuardia airport today along with some other co-workers to attend to a client tomorrow.  Neither of us have ever been to New York before and we are rather non-plussed thus far. I don;t know what I was expecting, but so far this isn’t it.  This place is kind of, well, dirty.  […]

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