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Been quiet a while

Sorry about that. It's been a busy time.  Right now I'm in Russia (and have been for the past week).  I'm doing VS 2010 launch events across Eastern Europe.  Before that I had to take some time off to handle the spring farm work :)  And then I was busy getting ready to leave for this trip. The last week has been a ton of ...

Finally back to blogging

Man, it’s just crazy how fast a month can go.  I was blogging furiously all December about our performance efforts and progress and then a couple of days before Christmas I went “offline” and haven’t made it back until now :(.  It has been just crazy.  Other than a few days off between Christmas and the ...

Finally back to blogging

Man, it’s just crazy how fast a month can go.  I was blogging furiously all December about our performance efforts and progress and then a couple of days before Christmas I went “offline” and haven’t made it back until now :(.  It has been just crazy.  Other than a few days off between Christmas and the ...

Intellectual Honesty

I'm going to jump out of character here and rant about something that really got under my skin today.  Let me start by saying I'm not into politics all that much - I see both sides of too many issues to have overwhelmingly strong opinions.  Further, I consider myself pretty moderate sometimes agreeing with Democrats and sometimes ...

Lessons from the last few days

Twice in the past few days I've had the opportunity to be reminded that one shouldn't forget lessons of the past - one of the opportunities was personal and the other was professional. The personal one happened yesterday on my farm.  The family was over for Mother's day dinner and after dinner, my son wanted to go target shooting with my ...

Pictures of my farm

My sabbatical is almost over.  I've got one week left.  But at the moment, I'm taking a sabbatical from my sabbatical :).  I'm in Redmond for the next two weeks to attend our MVP summit and some other important meetings.  After that I'll be back on the farm for a week and then back to work for good.  When I'm all done...

Update from the farm

I finally went pretty much completely dark.  The first 2 or 3 weeks of doing email every morning and evening finally passed and I've been focusing 100% on the farm.  It's pretty much a 12 hour day 7 days a week.  It's been tiring but it's been fun.  The list of things I've gotten accomplished is long so I won't try to list ...

End of week #2 on the farm

Since so many of you expressed a willingness to listen to me ramble about my sabbatical on the farm, I figured I would (at least a bit) :) Yesterday was the end of my second week.  The start got delayed a bit from what I was originally planning due to stuff I had to tie up at work.  My first big task has been to plant my orchard.&#...

End of week #2 on the farm

Since so many of you expressed a willingness to listen to me ramble about my sabbatical on the farm, I figured I would (at least a bit) :) Yesterday was the end of my second week.  The start got delayed a bit from what I was originally planning due to stuff I had to tie up at work.  My first big task has been to plant my orchard.&#...

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