DWWTWT?: December 29-31

In the second of my annual indulgences, I’m “treating” you to a summary of my commuting life this year. A note to the uninitiated: there has been a hidden feed on this blog since I started my position in the SQL CoE in June of 2006.  My office was a mile and a half from…

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Happy Birthday, Dad! v84.0

If it’s December 4th, it must be my Dad’s birthday.. After our move to Florida this past August, I’m living in the same time zone as my father and sister for the first time since we last lived under the same roof, which would be approximately 1984.  I’m still struggling not to make time zone adjustments…

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My Latest Reason to be Thankful

In keeping with the spirit of the season, I thought I’d introduce you to my latest reason to be thankful.  As if a wonderful family and an incredible career weren’t enough.. Ever since this city boy relocated to rural Central Florida, his farm girl wife has been on him to get her a horse.  I’m…

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Thank You, Greg Winston

If you live long enough and lead a certain sort of life, you end up writing a lot of correspondence that you don’t really want to write when you start writing it.  If you’re lucky enough, more of those missives relate to happy things happening in peoples’ lives than sad things.  If you’re not wanting…

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Mobility, Defined: Greetings From MCO

MCO, for the groundlocked, is the FAA Airport Code for the airport in Orlando, Florida.  The same broadband card that speaks to the Yagi antenna back home has found broadband-level connectivity in MCO’s Terminal A.  It would therefore appear that I can work darn near anywhere.  Pretty cool! My bag is checked and I’m waiting…

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A Month and a Day in Florida

We are 32 days in Florida as of today, and so far it’s been a marvelous experience. All three boys are thriving in school.  I haven’t seen so many A’s since my mother’s book club read The Scarlet Letter. *  Good on you, boys! Connectivity in the home office is stable and strong, the result…

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Victory! Broadband Connectivity from my Home Office in the Boondocks

Now the story can be told..  the last couple weeks have not been pretty around here, connectivity wise.  Think of a duck..  paddling like the dickens underwater to keep things going while looking calm and serene from above. Note that if I appeared calm and serene to you, it’s only because you’ve been too far…

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Non-Technical News: Greetings From Central Florida

After battling a failed laptop and Tropical Storm Fay, I’m back up and running at our new digs in Central Florida.  I thought some of you might be interested in some pictures of where we’ve landed. The entrance to our place sits at the junction of of two County Roads (let’s call them “4” and…

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A Brief Respite from The Ongoing Blog Neglect

It’s been a busy six weeks since I last posted here. I’ve made substantial progress in my recovery from a burst appendix.  My stamina is still limited (my sons blazed right by me on a staircase outside Safeco Field this evening), and I tend to relapse slightly a couple of times a week, usually as…

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Career News: Goin’ Mobile

I’m goin’ home And when I wanna go home I’m goin’ mobile Well, I’m gonna find a home And we’ll see how it feels Goin’ mobile Keep me movin’      – Goin’ Mobile, Pete Townsend (The Who) Frequent readers of this space will know that I only break out the classic rock lyrics when the…

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