Tuesday, January 1, 2019

2019 Goals

Well, 2018 has come and gone – although I failed to reach the weight I wanted, I was able to get below 230 lbs. Might not sound impressive, but when you are pushing 280 – I am happy with that progress. SO, what am I going to try and accomplish for 2019.

  1. Security+ certification – I have been putting this off for far to long.
  2. Less time on social media – I have found that I spend way to long on FB and Twitter. So I am updating my Home Page start ups and going to work really hard and limit myself.
  3. Complete my project. 5 years ago I had an idea for an app. I have not worked on it at all, it is time to finish it.
  4. Complete 2 – 100 mile cycling rides. I will need to start riding again once I get cleared from the doctor, but I am looking at one in June and the Seagull in Oct.
  5. Updating my blog more. I have had this URL and blog for a VERY long time, but have not updated in years, I am going to be writing monthly.
  6. Reduce weight – I have been doing well so far, but my goal for 2019 is to get down to 210.
  7. Reduce Debt – I hate credit cards, so I am going to pay off my cards this year and keep them at zero balance.

This is a pretty long list, but I believe that this can be accomplished.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Northern VA CodeCamp

On April 1, 2017 I had the honor of speaking, for the first time in a LONG time, at the Northern Virginia CodeCamp. I can say that the talk was not the best one that I did, but I think I did something that I enjoyed. At the end of my talk, when I was out of content, I opened it up and we had an interactive session. In my humble option, I think I got more out of the last 20 minutes, when we were all throwing our input into the project, than I did doing the research and putting together the presentation. I am going to expand on my NancyFX presentation and will try and give it again at another Code Camp. I want to incorporate the new things I learned today and maybe expand on that to bring more to the presentation.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Second New Job

Well, on June 29th of 2015, I started my second new job of the year. To say it’s been an interesting year, work wise, is an understatement.

My newest new job is with Wyle in Lexington Park MD and I am lucky enough to be the Software Developer Lead on a project that is going to challenge me – and for a developer there is nothing more exciting. We get to play with old and new technology by converting an Access application into a .NET one. Once this is done, we get to do the same thing with a PowerBuilder application. In the process we have to bring 17 different data sources into a single data structure.

So, here is to new beginnings and exciting opportunities.