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

February 2014 Entries

It Was 2001, and I Had a Decision To Make

Rob Conery wrote a blog post today waxing philosophically about how his choice of technology in 2001 impacted his career. It’s an interesting read and one that I found mirrored my own journey through the 2000’s in many ways. There’s some things that Rob mentions that I don’t totally agree with but I’d rather have discussion than debate, so I’m going to offer my view of the .NET decade as I remember it. It was almost 2001 and I had a decision to make. Having realized that my teenage dream of being ......

On Dreaming - So Don Belcham and I Walk Into a Bar…

So I’m at an Irish pub with Donald Belcham here in Winnipeg. It’s right on Portage Avenue, a few blocks from the MTS Center. It’s also amateur singer/songwriter night and there’s a stream of people ready to get on stage to perform. The mix is one part serious, another part live-karaoke…some hits and misses. This guy gets on stage and while Don and I are talking he performs this awesome song – sort of Jack Johnson/John Mayer/Tragically Hip-ish. At 9PM in the evening, Don tells me we should jet. First ......