Ultra Marathon Complete

My long journey to compete in an ultra marathon event finally came to a conclusion on Feb 26th. I came in 3rd in my division for the Flatop Mesa Endurance Event in Nevada. that sounds great, but I was an hour or so off my goal time. At least I finished! Ran 50 miles. Started…

Mind Palaces

This week has been interesting as I have further developed my mind palace capabilities. Last few days, while running in the morning, I was able to memorize a 100 digit number in about 20 minutes. My son and I were at Lowe’s buying some hardware for his robot that he is building for a competition.…

Applying Scrum

So I taught a scrum process for years in a Systems Analysis and Design course. I tweaked the process to fit a shortened timeframe and revised content to fit into a 1 semester course. The scrum process, specifically created to significantly improve software development and specifically increase the agility and speed of those projects. This…

No More Powerpoint

I attended a conference for the AIRI (Association of Independent Research Institutes) this week and had the opportunity to present on cloud strategies. I also decided this week that I would never use powerpoint again to present my ideas to an audience. This created a challenge in that I had to figure out how to…

The Cloud Exposes You

Although a gained a lot on a personal note this week – see The 365 Commitment – I also spent a lot of time trying to convince clients, sales people and engineers to adopt “the cloud” or specifically the three major hyper-scalers. It occurred to me that all three of them (GCP, AWS, and Azure)…

Cloud Security

What is something I learned this week? I spent some time preparing for a Security presentation with Google, Palo Alto Networks, and Proofpoint. I had an opportunity to focus on cloud security, which was interesting to review and prepare for. One concept I came up with was just how simple it is to create a…