The Analyst Role in the Software Development Process

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“Wait, you actually helped develop the software?” My wife asked curiously, and without accusation.  Continue reading

Denver: Hockey and Fenestration

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Recently I was given the opportunity to attend the National Fenestration Rating Council’s (NFRC’s) 2016 Fall Membership Meeting in Denver, Colorado.  My visit to Denver was a first for me, as was the experience of serving on staff at such a great event. Continue reading

Greener Pastures: Rare Leadership, Peace and Global Witness, Body Transformation

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Things have been pretty busy in my world lately.  In June I began a new chapter of my professional life, when I accepted a new position as a software applications manager in the fenestration industry.  Continue reading

E-R Diagramming: Doctoral Tracking Database (Part 2)

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The 2016 Summer Term at SUNY Empire State College is coming to a close, and I’m working feverishly to reign in the loose ends of my Database Systems study.  Once settled I look forward to moving on to my final term this Fall. Continue reading

E-R Diagramming: Doctoral Tracking Database (Part 1)

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The thing that most layman don’t understand about database design is that on the surface the interface may look intuitive, but that type of simplicity comes at a heavy cost of discernment on the part of architects and developers. Continue reading

Lions of Kandahar

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I once read that an individual Soldier’s ability to effect change on the battlefield is limited to the maximum  range of his weapon.

That may have been more true in the dark days of sword and shield, but its spirit is just as alive today as it was in yesteryear. Continue reading