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Friday, June 17, 2005

There is no spoon

So.... It's been more than a month since my last post? I really can't believe it, which is why I'm writing this now!!!

The main thing happening in my last few months is my change of employer from Raytheon to West Corp. Still in Omaha, and still doing J2EE, but I received a large promotion so I can detail more in design and decisions than merely implementation. Don't get me wrong, I'm still writing code most of my day. I'd go crazy if I didn't...

This means I'm not heavily invested in the Jetspeed portal engine, which is a bit sad considering I've been working with it as it has grown to maturity. I'm now mostly engrained with Weblogic, and experimenting with every "latest buzzword technology" that floats by.

Having done AJAX work, long before it was called AJAX, I'm happy to explore more code in that direction. Along with my attempts to push for more JMS, Spring, unit testing, agile approaches, and anything else to make life easier at my new position.

On a personal note, our daughter, Madison, turned 1 in the past couple of weeks. What an amazing experience the first year has been for Shayla and I! Our family really is the greatest blessing in my life...

Oh, and I can't forget, Go Huskers! Our baseball team just won their first game EVER in the College World Series here in Omaha!!!


  • Raytheon eh? I'm on a contract where my company, BAE Systems, is a sub to Raytheon in Omaha. The contract is JET, perhaps you've heard of it. Good luck on the new job.

    By Anonymous Don Brown, at 18 June, 2005 00:38  

  • Small world... They must have brought you in with BAE after I left. I wrote much of the front end for the JET prototype, and was responsible for many aspects of the portal infrastructure before I left. I assume we know many of the same people...

    By Blogger Jeff Sheets, at 18 June, 2005 13:02  

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