On The Blog Again

On the blog again…I just can’t wait to get on the blog again…(Willie Nelson...)


I’ve been BUSY!!!  The lack of blogging over the last few months was the look of my head down getting work done.  I’ve also been working with some friends on their projects to keep my skills sharp.  I’ve been through so many things in the last year.  Most of it was product research in preparation for an enterprise architecture and a portal.  Here are a few things that I’ve spent my life on:

  • More work with load balanced systems and web farms
  • Consultant company research
  • Portal and Mashup Options
  • Evaluations of SalesForce.com, Microsoft CRM, CMS systems, and payment systems
  • Evaluations of Workflow Engines and Biztalk Server

My personal projects also have kept me extremely busy.

  • ipDisplays – Real time IP based displays
  • And finally I created a few more DVDs for family and friends.  A big one was a slideshow of a friend’s family through the 50s, 60s, and 70s.

The downside is that I feel that it’s time for me to leave ABSG.  Sometimes we just know that we can only grow by moving out (like my 19 year old son).  I investigated and brought in a great consulting company and they are so good that I’m obsolete, redundant, or something like that.  In any case, I’m not as effective as I want to be.  I’m very action oriented so I want to be in the game more than watching the game.  I still love getting under the hood but really appreciate looking at the forest more often than the trees.  I have higher standards to what I should accomplish in a year of my life for a company so it’s time to get out and make more of an impact.  ABSG is a seriously great company.  If would recommend it to anyone who’s interested.  All of these groups are great to work with.


It’s not easy to leave where you know that you could just sit and work for years to come.  Thank you ABSG - one of the best companies that I’ve ever worked for.




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