Thursday, October 27, 2005

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Best Song Ever?

Quite possibly the best song of all time:

"Sugar Pie Honey Bunch" by Four Tops.

If you don't think Motown music rules ... well ... then
you just Don't Know Music.

All The Best,

-- Don

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Columbus Day Kayaking Around Long Island

(Long Island is a tiny island at Lake Marburg in York County, PA)

All captions are *above* the pictures.


Waiting for Chris, my son-in-law, to arrive.



Chris loads my kayak with his.




Arrived, with kayaks at the ready.




Finally on the water, heading for Long Island!




There are a lot of duck blinds on the islands. I also thought the stack of rocks was cool.

(See Joshua 4:21 in the Bible for a verse that immediately popped into my mind)





Of course, we were not alone.





It was overcast and about 60 degrees on Columbus Day ... and mostly calm. We had a great time kayaking, and afterwards I had a good chocolate milk shake at a nearby ice cream shop.

Next time, let me know and you can join us.

All The Best,

-- Don

Two ... Two ... Two!!!!

October 25, 2005 ...

... just two months until Christmas!!

Monday, October 24, 2005

Just A Start

I've just started to put together my resume ... I'm looking for my next contract programming gig:

Hired as consultant by Microsoft to write a White Paper about AS/400 and Network Integration

Was involved in consulting talks with IBM about the design of a free-format RPG programming language

Hired to travel across the United States to speak about AS/400 and Network Integration

Speaker at numerous COMMON meetings

Two-year President (maximum term) of the Dayton, Ohio-area FOCUS 400 User Group, during which time it grew from 20 to 80 members

Have written magazine articles for News-3X/400 and Midrange Computing magazine.

Was lead developer for a custom software solution for a major pharmaceutical corporation that was hailed by the Food & Drug Administration as a model for the rest of the industry.

Was Chairman of a Business Process Reengineering committee in a small medical devices manufacturing company where we reduced order fulfillment from seven days to three.

As CIO for a small importing company, presided over the development, installation and on-going improvement of an internet e-commerce site.

Tonight ...

What are you doing tonight?

I ask because I can guess what you'll be doing just two months from now ... on Christmas Eve!

Woo-hoo! Bring on the cold, the snow, the gift wrapping, the carols ... I love it.

All The Best,

-- Don

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Electronic Paper

I mentioned this in my class on Monday night.
 
 
Ya see, you should listen to me! *smile*
 
All The Best,
 
-- Don

Thursday, October 06, 2005

My First Wikipedia Contribution!

Today I made my first contribution to a Wikipedia article!

I added the "Trivia" section to the entry for Wrightsville, Pennsylvania.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wrightsville,_Pennsylvania

All The Best,

* Don