QOTD: Anger

Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured. Mark Twain

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QOTD: Dream by Moonlight

A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world. Oscar Wilde

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QOTD: Provided

The words of a dead manAre modified in the guts of the living W. H. Auden

Video Editing Adventures

I have a new role at work. For many years I managed the application development teams, but with recent growth and shifts, I’ve moved to the Marketing and Communications team as an innovation architect. The new role has so many interesting opportunities to learn new skills. One thing I’ve been learning is video editing. Our… Continue reading Video Editing Adventures

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Catchup

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It has been a while since I’ve posted anything. Some fun stuff going on, so here are some updates. I finished NaNoWriMo 2013 as a winner! What a fun challenge. Everyone should give it a try. If you have ever thought of writing a novel, start thinking about it now for the 2014 NaNoWriMo. Start roughing out an… Continue reading Catchup

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Training Pays Off

Mario Frangoulis sings a wonderful cover of the Moody Blues song, “Nights in White Satin.” This guy has an amazing voice. It’s a great song, but put it in Italian and give it to an opera singer, and wow–powerful stuff! Just goes to show, if you know what you are doing, you can sing anything… Continue reading Training Pays Off

Common MySQL Queries

I ran across this terrific resource, Common MySQL Queries. Tons of great examples…for example: Given a birthdate in @dob, here are two simple formulae for age in years: Date_format( From_Days( To_Days(Curdate()) – To_Days(@dob) ), ‘%Y’ ) + 0 Year(Curdate()) – Year(@dob) – ( Right(Curdate(),5) < Right(@dob,5) ) and here is one for age in years to… Continue reading Common MySQL Queries

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Dragons Past and Present

Below is a paper I wrote for a college lit class. It was a fun research project. Enjoy – Bill Dragons appear in our oldest mythology and folklore. Dragons have been a source of terror and mystery, throughout history. They populate early mythology, medieval literature, the Renaissance, and modern fiction. The dragons of today share… Continue reading Dragons Past and Present

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