Category Archives: Musing

The Courage of My Evictions

As much as possible I try to maintain some sense of normalcy when I am working on projects remotely. One approach I use is to rent a furnished apartment instead of the persistent check-in/check-out at hotels. On my current project … Continue reading

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I AM SO … NOT A MAC

  Now I like technology. The female Australian voice (Karen) in my GPS. Cool.  Bing maps and street views. Cool. The button I press on my remote for my Cadillac SRX that resets the seat, air temp, radio station and … Continue reading

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The Virtuoso Development Team – Myth, Legend or Reality?

“In nearly any area of human achievement – business, the arts, science, athletics, politics – you can find teams that produce outstanding and innovative results. The business world offers a few examples. Think of the Whiz Kids – the team … Continue reading

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Professionalism above the bar

Last night I had dinner at the bar of the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal. (The Gazpacho is excellent by the way) Normally I would blog about consulting excellence but an incident occurred that I think is noteworthy on … Continue reading

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The two great tragedies of life

George Bernard Shaw said : “There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart’s desire. The other is to gain it.”  I enjoy photography and every once in a while I will get a shot that is … Continue reading

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Why Atlas cannot shrug.

Ayn Rand’s novel went to print some 53 years ago and while becoming iconic to the conservative political movements, it is not as well known as the philosophy behind modern day object-oriented programming languages. If you are in software development  … Continue reading

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Project Poco – Another Blast from the Past

My youngest daughter’s fascination with Orca whales lasted until she turned 12, when her second favourite animal the horse, took the primary position. For many years she had attended a Summer Camp in Severn Bridge, where she would ride and … Continue reading

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