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life

Amorphophallus Titanum at Tropical Bamboo

By life, nature

Wow!  What a wild experience. Over the past few weeks, I had been keeping an eye on the Amorphophallus Titanum (corpse flower as it is known) getting ready to bloom at Tropical Bamboo Nursery & Gardens in Loxahatchee, Florida (West of West Palm Beach). Robert and his crew have been getting all kinds of well deserved media attention which helped me keep tabs on how far along the flower was and when it might bloom. The Palm…

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Punishing Loyalty

By life

I’ll be the first to admit I’m just your average white guy. Won the genetic lottery with the family, been given ample opportunity, raised in the burbs, became an Eagle Scout, etc. Along with all of that came a notion about the importance of loyalty. Not only with your loved ones but also with your employer. I’m not sure where that came about. No one ever sat me down and said you must stay with…

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The Folks Built A House

By humor, life

I’m the son of an engineer in case you didn’t know. A civil engineer to be exact. Hopefully that knowledge is enough to explain most of my personality traits and my interests. If it doesn’t then you’ve never met an engineer. Anyhow…, mom and dad are “retiring” to the family farm this year (hopefully soon) and have been going through the hoops of building a new home on the same footprint as the old farm…

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Would You Put Your Ball Back In?

By life

Being thankful for what you have (and don’t have) as well as for what you have experienced (and haven’t experienced) obviously shouldn’t be relegated to just one day during the year. With that being said, Thanksgiving does afford one a milestone in time to reflect. Every day that goes by, I realize how true it is that I won the ovarian lottery. Regardless of the whining I do during the day (I chalk that up…

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DNN Conference in West Palm Beach, Florida

By asp.net, code, life

I had the great opportunity to spend the day getting a glimpse of the DNN (previously known as DotNetNuke) world during the DNN Conference at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach Florida. I’ve been to numerous conventions, conferences and user group meetings over the years and the conference today was one of the better ones. There was a true sense of community you usually don’t see at other conferences. As DNN is a…

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Link Roundup 2013-10-18

By life, links

Is it the time of year? Am I just super busy? Am I having extreme amounts of fun every day?  Okay, well maybe not that last one but time is most certainly flying by. In my opinion, one of the largest first world problems I encounter is having so many opportunities to explore that I get overwhelmed at which direction to take. Not a bad way to live I suppose. At any rate, here are…

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Eagle Scout and the Boy Scouts of America

By life

This past week I had the great opportunity to sit in on an Eagle Scout court of honor at my old troop, Troop 125 in Wellington, Florida. The last time I was at the church for a scout ceremony was not too long after I received my own Eagle award back in 1994. I loved the scouts but I got my Eagle right before I turned 18 and headed off to college thus ending my…

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Blue Water

By humor, life

Ahhhhhhh. Blue Water. In corporate america (at least among men), the locations of “Blue Water” (a freshly cleaned stall), is something much sought after and when found, is usually kept as a closely guarded secret. Why is it kept secret? Well, if you shared the location of such a treasure, the chances of it still being there when you most need it is significantly reduced. A treasure you say? Why yes, yes it is. I…

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Stuff, Things and More Crap

By life

“That’s all your house is. A place to keep your stuff. If you didn’t have so much stuff, you wouldn’t need a house. You could just walk around all the time.” – George Carlin How much do you really need? I don’t know about you but there are boxes in my house that have not been opened in many many years. They don’t contain important family artifacts. They don’t contain any legal documents. They are…

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Am I a Programmer?

By life, productivity

I get a daily newsletter from the CodeProject which always has at least one great article or comment to read through. Today’s was no exception and the timing couldn’t have been better. Last evening I had yet another discussion concerning what “I was” in terms of my current work position. Although I spend a good deal of time writing and optimizing code, I’m repeatedly told we do not have any “programmers” on staff at my…

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