# Tuesday, November 01, 2011

I am leaving the company that I currently work for at the end of this week.  I have been with them for about 3 1/2 years and made the decision that I needed to find more challenge and  opportunities for growth.  I am joining the ranks of contract Developers for the first time.  I have never been a contract employee before and this is going to be a change for me. 

I got a subscription to Plural Sight about a week ago and have started to watch courses.  The only issue that I see right now is that they failed to have the client built for laptop and desktop users ready with the launch of the new site.  My new position will be dealing with VSTO, so I have started watching those lessons.  I have done VBA work with previous office products, so hopefully this will not be totally foreign to me.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011 12:36:05 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
# Friday, October 07, 2011

A couple of nights ago I went to a meeting of @codeslingers being hosted by @epitecgroup and got to work with @DavidGiard as he was preparing to teach a class on Azure.  While I consider my self to be just starting on the developers side of things, I know that my primary focus is going to be C# and web development.  In the last day since this event I have realized that I may have started heading down a path that is not optimal.   I know the web and C# and MVC are not going to disappear  any time soon, but Since I am learning, why not learn where the future path will be?

So I have downloaded the Azure hands on training kit from Microsoft and will start going through it.  I really like the fact that Microsoft seams to have embraced the idea of getting tools and training into the hands of developers, both new and experienced.  I look forward to seeing where this new path will lead.

Friday, October 07, 2011 11:24:36 AM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)
# Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Started using Live Writer to post to the blog and found the PreCode addin and Syntaxhighlighter (thanks to post by Scott Hanselman). Took some digging and googling to find out why I was getting a couple of errors with the java script, but I finally got it to work.
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Web;
using System.Web.Mvc;

namespace PersonalSite.Controllers
    public class HomeController : Controller
        public ActionResult Index()
            ViewBag.Message = "Welcome to ASP.NET MVC!";

            return View();

        public ActionResult About()
            return View();
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 5:25:28 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)
# Tuesday, September 27, 2011

This is my first entry.

Seems like some companies are looking for people that are on all of the social media outlets. Is it because they want to see if their people are contributing to the community, or just looking for more ways to get their company name out?

So it seems that my desire to remain in an "un-googlable" status has been dashed upon the rocks.

I intend to use this to document my learning to be a developer.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 3:00:00 AM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)