No one would notice if I didn’t post about it, but for that one person in my mind that loved reading codepimp.org, I thought I’d share why the site was removed.
I’ve spent a lot of time over the past few years blogging and trying to keep up on different platforms, across what could be seen as multiple identities. One was for public consumption which included employers, another for music, another for amusement, etc., etc.
Aside from it being a huge PITA to keep content updated and active across so many places, it also started to seem like less of me, and just little compartmentalized tidbits that never really represented who I am. Everything started to feel impersonal. I can’t really explain it, but the Database Engineer was starting to feel like a completely different person from the Artist, the Husband, the Father, the…Tim.
So once again I missed my post goal. I think at this point I’m no longer going to hold myself to it, since clearly real life has a way of getting in the…way. I ended up getting more gigs and needing to work on music, as well as a huge surge in my consulting business. So needless to say, although I am saying it, I wanted to post but I didn’t.
Greetings humans. This is the second time I’m writing this post because of some wordpress trickery, so pardon me if I make it short. I’m still finishing up part 2 of my first Simple Talk article, while making sure I’m ready for two more presentations, all while making sure I’m ready for a musical performance May 1st. So things are a little busy 🙂
So while I’ve been doing research into the use of NoSQL platforms to augment or improve our infrastructure, I’ve had to create many…MANY Cassandra clusters. These are all testing and dev level clusters but regardless of their deployment level, the act can become very tedious. Because I’m a firm believer in repeatable builds I put together this helper script.
Apr 26 2014 8:30AM PST at Goldenwest College
15744 Goldenwest Street
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
I’ve been speaking lately about methodologies and why it’s important to use them. In my presentations I discuss the P.A.C.E acronym, and because I am referencing more and more outside of the presentations, I thought it would be a good idea to throw it up on the blog.
Due to another article with a very similar headline that was just recently posted I have decided to change my presentations for tomorrow. I also felt after reviewing my presentation numerous times that the scientific method is really just an example in the larger message that I am trying to communicate.
Becoming good at anything takes practice. Practicing takes time.
Time…is something that adults seem to have very little of. It’s extremely easy to become overwhelmed in the fast paced career of Information Technology. There is always so much to learn, and so little time. At some times, I feel like I am drowning in all the things I need to do in order to stay employable in my field. Here is a methodology that I have used throughout the years, and it has become one of my better methods for keeping my head above water in the sea of do, and doing the things I need and want to do for acquiring gnu skills.
Just thought I’d drop a completely shameless media blast. I’m speaking at the Inland Empire SQL Server Users Group, March 26th 2014 6pm-9pm