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03 November 2008
Obama Picks UNCC As His Last Stop Before Election
Barack Obama has chosen UNCC (University of North Carolina at Charlotte, the university I'm attending) as his last stop before the elections on Tuesday. It's pretty telling when a state that can only be described as historically very red is not only a democratic candidate's last stop, but... Read More...
06 May 2008
DrumSTRONG 2008: A Smashing Success -- Thank You Scott and Mason!
Three years ago, a friend of my family's teenage son was diagnosed with cancer, and was given fairly bleak chances of making it through the ordeal. It was a crushing blow to the family. For the full story, read the ESPN piece on Mason (he's the last story). Mason would go on to conquer the cancer... Read More...
31 July 2007
MSDN Event In Charlotte – Silverlight, LINQ and WCF
Microsoft is having an MSDN event here in Charlotte on the 16th of August with topics on Silverlight, LINQ and WCF, all of which are pretty exciting technologies coming down the pipe for the Visual Studio 2008/.Net Framework 3.5 release later this year. I know I'm pretty excited about them! Our group... Read More...
14 July 2007
Starting A New Job On Monday (7/16)
It has been a very interesting 2 months since my last job related post ; in a nutshell I am not in Seattle and I was not able to take the position with Microsoft that I've been talking about. I have an entirely separate post that I'm working on which goes into more detail as to exactly what happened... Read More...
23 June 2007
This Could Only Happen In North Carolina
A while back, the story about inhaleable alcohol broke over the internet (I can't find the specific link, but this was announced several years ago in 2004). Fast forward to today, and there's an article floating around stating the machines have been banned in my home state of North Carolina ... Read More...
20 April 2007
Assimilated Into The Collective
I've been talking about screens with Microsoft on this blog for the past couple of years; most recently I have been interviewing for a .Net Premier Field Engineer position, and I'm pleased to announce that 2 weeks and 8 hours of interviews later they have extended an offer, and I have of course... Read More...
22 February 2007
Where I Used To Work -- MS Charlotte
TLC forwarded this article about Microsoft Charlotte to me earlier today...it's an interesting read, and I think a lot of folks don't realize that A) Charlotte has an MS hub, B) the MS hub here is huge, and C) is very instrumental to MS's enterprise support offerings. Of course when I worked there, I... Read More...
12 February 2007
Recent Band Discovery -- The Cinematics
It's hard to sift through the crapola that is the music industry as of late...95% of the stuff that's out now is pure junk IMO. And who has time to go to the music store these days? Sometimes I wish I was a DJ so I could get paid to listen to music. Regardless, I've been trying to branch out some lately;... Read More...
09 January 2007
Microsoft Vista/Office/Exchange Launch In Charlotte
I will be attending the local Charlotte NC launch of Vista/Office/Exchange on the 18th of January...if anyone else in the Charlotte area will be attending, drop me a line and we'll try to meet up, or meet for lunch somewhere uptown beforehand, or snacks afterwards, or whatever. Read More...