I’ve Left Microsoft

Well it’s been five and a half years since I joined Microsoft fresh out of college from Texas A&M University and I’ve just this week given my notice that I’m leaving! (more about it on my ‘old’ msdn blog here)  My wife Dawn and I want to move back to Texas so I’ve taken a new position in a national biomedical health company that is bringing a personal health card that stores credentials, admissions data, insurance information, etc on a smart card you can carry in your wallet.  I’m sure I’ll be blogging more about it as I ramp up … Continue reading I’ve Left Microsoft

Exploring Ice Caves

This past weekend my friend Vito and I went out backpacking in the Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. We left Vitos birthday party Saturday night @ 2am, started hiking @ 3:30am, hiked over snow covered rocks in the dark (w/ headlamps) till 8am, pitched a tent and slept for a few hours, then went on a beautiful trail to some ice caves. It was an adventure! Vito Sabella and I inside the ice cave. I’m standing by a beautiful, large, cold, mountain snow waterfall. A view from inside the ice cave to the world outside.

Lego PDA Digital Photo Frame

One of the little gadgets I’ve wanted ever since getting a digital camera is an LCD Digital Photo Display. This is a unit that sits on the desk and cycles through photos. They typically cost a pretty penny, so using my PDA as the display unit, I built a little adjustable stand out of spare Legos to make my own! The gear on the back adjusts the display angle. The HP comes with photo viewing software that runs a slideshow of pics of my fiance. 🙂 The stand holds the PDA on its side at a good viewing angle. The … Continue reading Lego PDA Digital Photo Frame

Fun Weekend

This was a fun weekend w/ my fiance, Dawn, visiting from Texas! Here is a recap I wrote for a friend in an e-mail… Yeah, I had a great weekend. The Highlights: Dawn was in town!! She was visiting all weekend, whoop! This is what gave me inspiration for everything else this weekend. Wrote three kick-ass little C# apps, each within two dozen lines of code.– AnagramGetter solves anagram puzzles using a website and using multithreading from the ThreadPool.– ClearTextSelection, with a single keystroke, removes the annoying text formatting that occurs when trying to copy and paste.– ExportTasks prints a … Continue reading Fun Weekend

Engaged to an Angel

The ProposalOn July 23rd, I proposed to the most wonderful young lady I’ve ever met … and she agreed to marry me! My fiance, Dawn Heussner, and I have been dating for over three years now and I just can’t imagine my life going on without her. She has been a blessing, an inspiration, and a great comfort. I really look forward to having her with me all the time!! The PlanSo we’re getting married in April!! Then my precious will be with me, permenantly. She’s still in Texas teaching orchestra at two middle schools while I’m up in Seattle … Continue reading Engaged to an Angel

Back from the Void

In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve dropped out of the blogging scene lately, just so much going on! This doesn’t mean I’ve stopped thinking of blog topics, in fact, I have quite an extensive list of subjects to write on. Well this post is a good indicator that… I’m back! 🙂 Life @ Microsoft These past four months I’ve been working as a Program Manager (okay, see if you can follow this) on Process Guidance Integration, within Enterprise Development and Test (eDT), within Visual Studio Team System (VSTS), within Visual Studio, within Developer Division, within Server Platforms and Tools, within … Continue reading Back from the Void