Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Revisiting Helmet at Work

I spent some of my work day today listening to Betty by Helmet. I forgot what a fantastic album Betty is and it is definitely a reminder of my younger days as a musician/audiophile. I am definitely going to put this album and another few albums of my youth back into rotation at work. I really dig the bass tones captured on this recording and the snare drum pops through like no other. I can definitely get into the zone with this album.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Mastodon Keeps Me in Gear

Mastodon - Blood Mountain is my go to album when I have some heads down work to get done. The dark, melodic guitar keeps me on point and makes me want to pick up my guitar when I walk in the door when I get home at night. I may be late to the game but it is never too late to pick up new music.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Implementing and Delivering Software Solutions

Every software development project I have worked on since I started my career in 1999 has faced challenges. The types and complexity of the challenges have varied from project to project. Our goal as IT professionals (engineers, architects, analysts) is to overcome these challenges and deliver a solution. For some IT professionals the challenges become a crutch, an excuse to walk away. For others the desire to conquer these challenges becomes the reason we wake up everyday and make things happen.