Category Archives: Personal

Leaving Switzerland

Dear reader you might have asked yourself why I have been quiet for such a long time. Well, one of the reasons is that I have been preparing my move from Switzerland to the United States; and more precisely to … Continue reading 

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How did I get started in software development?

Well apparently Derik is trying to bring me out of my blogging hiatus by tagging me with the meme of the week.    My story is pretty boring, but I’ll play along in an effort to bring me out of … Continue reading 

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Change I can achieve in

Well, this post is more of the personal variety, but it may affect future posts in one way or another (however, not like this).  In short, a season of change is upon me. Big change #1.  I’m getting out of … Continue reading 

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I Do What?

Ok, so I know I’m crazy late on this one, but things have been a bit hectic recently.  And I’m not even talking about holidays.  But since our newly knighted member at LosTechies has chimed in, I guess it’s about … Continue reading 

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Joining Los Techies

How very rude of me, looking back I forgot to mention I’ve joined Los Techies.  A few things drew me to joining: Name sounds very similar to a certain cerveza The promise of a free T-Shirt Being part of a … Continue reading 


Software is…

A friend and former colleague of mine has finally started blogging, after a year of me heckling him.    Basically Daniel is the guy I go to for schooling me on some of those touchy areas of WinForms (ugh), threading and the occasional … Continue reading 

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My First Interview (that I have given)

Today I was asked to give a technical interview to a candidate which is kind of a new thing for me.  He had already been screened on the “what’s an abstract class and how do you do <insert something here /> … Continue reading 

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Ruby, so easy a wife can do it

I just have to share this.  So my wife asks me why I’m learning this new thing called Ruby.  She’s usually not interested in the specifics of the programming languages I use.  (A few years ago, she asked me, “what’s … Continue reading 

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Courage-Driven Blogging

When wisdom enters your heart, And knowledge is pleasant to your soul, Discretion will preserve you; Understanding will keep you, — Proverbs 2:10-11 One of the reasons I blog and specifically, post code to my blog, is that I really … Continue reading 

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The importance of tools to a software craftsman

And I have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship — Exodus 31:3 Folks often wonder why I carry my keyboard around with me everywhere there … Continue reading 

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