On What To Call SharePoint Developer-y Type People

A little more than a year ago, I was, as someone looking for .Net developers that knew the SharePoint API, frustrated by the confusion in the SharePoint space between the different kinds of developers that exist in the ecosystem. This confusion persists to this day, much to the detriment of…

On 2013

But Greg... you can't post this stuff yet! Christmas isn't until, like, Wednesday! Yeah, and Christmas is poised to invade Labor Day next year. Shut up. About this time last year, I was just so ready for 2012 to end. It was a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad year…

On responsibility, real and imagined

I recently inherited some money, and as a consequence was able to pay off most of my long term, PITA, oh god how are we ever gonna get out of this, debt. The day I went from website to website zeroing everything out was supposed to be a good day…

On keeping secrets

Derek Sivers: We got two ciders and she patiently waited while I spent 20 minutes reading through it. Pages filled with words about processing family drama, formulating goals, plans for life changes, romantic details, lists of regrets, contemplations, etc. I was surprised it was all meaningless to me. These pages…

Hoards Of Novices

Uncle Bob Martin: Is the software industry trying to write the script for Hamlet by hiring a million monkeys to bang on keyboards? Perhaps we should rethink that strategy and hire one bard instead. Perhaps, instead of hoards of novices, we need a small team of professionals. http://blog.8thlight…

End of an Era

Greg 1.0 Born in the Bronx. Grew up in upper middle class suburban New Jersey. College at Virginia Tech: went in a Computer Science major, came out with a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies. College summers working at Walt Disney World, first at Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe, then at…