Author Archives: Michael

Cigars

Cigarettes remind me a lot of several times in my childhood where key moments were filled with that that heady stink. All good memories, mind you, whether it was going to the bank for the first time see go check … Continue reading

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The Security Scan

Security scan. What does that mean? The phrase came out during a recent meeting. A few of us looked at one another – eyes betraying a look of bewilderment and amusement as we contemplated the possibilities. We’re in software so … Continue reading

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The Next Big Thing

I’m currently working on a side project. Finally. After 2 years at Disney I have finally gotten back into doing what I love for myself. It’s not that I couldn’t have done this before but with the hectic schedule, travel, … Continue reading

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Living in Edgewood

Living in Edgewood has been actually quite uneventful. For that I am thankful. The town has changed a bit since 1997 or so when I moved away. A wider main drag. More homes built on the fields that littered the … Continue reading

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Implementing Agile

I started off this last week working with my development team and corralling everyone into adopting some semblance of the Agile development process. There have been some challenges but they don’t come from my team members as I am lucky … Continue reading

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Moved!

Crystal and I finally did it! We have purchased a home and moved to it. The whole process took almost two months from an offer to getting moved out of the old place. The kids have gone feral. My sanity … Continue reading

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The Meus

As I write this I am 30,000 feet somewhere over SouthEastern United State having just left Orlando on a flight back to Seattle. This is fourth such trip I’ve made since joining Disney. I have also made a three or … Continue reading

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House Hunting?

For those that know us our little family has had a certain amount of wanderlust moving every couple years and trying to find a place to settle in. Job situations change, careers take off, commuting adjustments, learning locales – I suppose … Continue reading

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Never Bored

The last year has never been boring. Between work, side projects, friends, ministry, hobbies, the family, and what else I have had nonstop, no significant breaks in between. And I’m not complaining at all. I’m actually glad I have things … Continue reading

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Introducing Atlas

After a few bad starts we’ve finally decided to go ahead with a dog. Above is our new friend Atlas. It sounded like a traditional name that suited the names of the kids, sounded masculine, is bad ass because the … Continue reading

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