Red Hat’s OpenShift + JBoss: The First PaaS Running Java EE 6 Full Profile

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Below is a recap of the news you can view on Red Hat’s press blog.  I authored that one as well, but this post injects some personal thoughts and notes that would look awkward going across the news wire… My … Read More

I Quit Microsoft. Today is the First Day Of The Rest Of My Life

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11/11/2011 was my last day at Microsoft after working there for seven years.  The date was unintentional but provided a good bookend to a good run at the company. Before I start my new role in 2012 I’m relieved to … Read More

Climbing At Red Rocks

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It’s been over a week since I returned from spending four days climbing in Red Rocks, Nevada.  I’d have to rate it near the top of my rock climbing adventures probably only equaled to going up Monkey Face in Smith … Read More

Cloud Data at MIX: SQL Azure, Windows Azure DataMarket, and OData

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Originally posted on the SQL Azure blog… Yet another great MIX event happened last week on April 12-14 and it was a fantastic opportunity to have personal conversations with web developers about how they’re using Microsoft development tools and the … Read More

Mt. Baker in Summer

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Late in the summer of 2010 we went out on an ice climbing outing with the Mountaineers to Mt. Baker.  From high on a ridge we encountered this view of the glacier – exposed and broken up after a summer’s … Read More

Recap of CloudConnect, and the Future of Data

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I originally posted this on the SQL Azure blog at: http://blogs.msdn.com/sqlazure. Re-posting here. On Wednesday March 9th, I had the opportunity to talk at Cloud Connect about cloud computing, the Windows Azure platform – and I also took some time … Read More

Facebook Profile Photographer, An Unprofitable Venture

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Over the past year several of my photos have turned into the profile pic of my friends’ Facebook accounts.  I considered litigating them for copyright infringement, but I’d lose all my climbing partners.  So instead I opted to vent my … Read More

Lane Peak Via the ‘Zipper’

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  The ‘Zipper’ gully of Lane Peak. Photo taken Feb 19, 2011.  Lane Peak lies within the Tatoosh Range, close to Mt. Rainier National Park.  This was one of the rare instances where the weather cooperated during the winter and … Read More

Ruth Mountain and Over to Icy Peak

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View of Icy Peak from the summit of Ruth Mountain. Photo taken July 17, 2010. Back in July I had the opportunity to climb Ruth Mountain in the Washington Cascades over three days. It can be done in a long … Read More

An Epic Day on Ingalls Peak

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Mountain goat on the trail to Ingalls Peak. Photos taken June 2010. Larger version here. Climbing Ingalls Peak via the South ridge was a long day.  Some statistics: hours awake – 23, trailhead and back – 16 hours, sandwiches eaten … Read More

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