D'Arcy from Winnipeg
Solution Architecture, Business & Entrepreneurship, Microsoft, and Adoption

June 2010 Entries

The Dip by Seth Godin

The Dip Seth Godin Amazon.ca Amazon.com Chapters/Indigo I’ve seen Seth Godin give Ted talks, and I’ve heard people go on and on about “purple cows”, but I never was intrigued enough to actually read him. After a friend went on and on about his latest book, Lynchpin (which I’m currently reading), I decided to take the plunge into the Godin tomes. And I’m kicking myself that I didn’t do it earlier! “The Dip” refers to the time between starting something and mastering it. It’s the difficult period after ......

Rob Conerey – Heretical Ranting in Norway

Saw this on Twitter tonight: Rob’s blog posts always generate some colourful comments, so when I see a tweet with his name and “Bridges were burnt”, I’m thinking this is going to be quite the talk. The talk in question is titled “The Next Big Thing or Cool-Kid Koolaid? Slicing Through the Rhetoric of MVC vs. WebForms”. Since Rob was part of the MS-MVC team at one point, getting his view of the MVC vs. Webforms debate does sound intriguing and I’m sure many attended thinking that’s what they were ......

Willingly Expanding Scope on my Fatherhood Project

Today is truly a day for celebrations. 13 years ago today I married Michelle, so we’re celebrating our anniversary. Also, if you read my blog from last August, you know that we’re in the throngs of parenthood with our daughter Sadie being almost a year old…so this is my first Father’s Day! But probably at the top of the list (not just for me, but for Michelle as well) is the news that our family is once again expanding! On June 30th our second daughter, Skylar, will be moving in with us permanently ......

Donald Belcham’s Brownfield Workshop in Winnipeg July 23!

Donald Belcham delivered his “Making the Most of Brownfield Application Development” workshop to rave reviews at the Prairie Developer Conference in Regina. I’m excited to announce that Donald will be delivering his workshop in Winnipeg on Friday, July 23rd! Pricing for the event is $149.99 before July 2nd, and $199.99 after and up to the event date. For more information including workshop abstract and how to register, check out the event info page here ......

Having Fun with Roughriders

So I’m in Regina for a conference, and I happen to notice that some RoughRiders (Weston Dressler, Wes Cates, and Marcus Adams) are going to be signing autographs at the local SaskTel store on Thursday. So a plan gets hatched, and I call my buddy Mike who hasn’t left Winnipeg yet and have him pick up my Alouette jersey from home. My buddy Dylan who was here too happened to bring his Bomber jersey. And so we set off on our adventure: to get three Saskatchewan Roughrider players to autograph a calculator ......