How Technology Helped Me Enjoy Running

posted on 11/29/12 at 06:25:30 pm by Joel Ross

When I was in high school, I used to run quite a bit. Not because I wanted to, but because I had to. I played soccer, and I knew that come the middle of August, I'd be be doing 120s, and our coach assumed we'd be in shape. For those unfamiliar with 120s:… more »

Categories: Personal


Reading More

posted on 09/23/10 at 06:48:23 pm by Joel Ross

When our oldest daughter started first grade, one of her biggest adjustments was actually going to sleep at a reasonable time. She's apparently a lot like me in her night owliness (that's a word, right?), and would be up until 10 or 11 at night, while ne… more »

Categories: Personal


The 3rd Annual March Madness Pool

posted on 03/16/10 at 12:29:59 am by Joel Ross

I'd like to interrupt this blogging drought to let you know that I'm running the 3rd annual March Madness Pool Contest, and I want you to enter! There's no prize, but if you can pick better than anyone else, you'll de-throne my uncle, who… more »

Categories: Just For Fun


Windows Home Server Saves The Day

posted on 01/04/10 at 09:49:59 pm by Joel Ross

On November 11th, The Wife's laptop needed to be rebooted. But it didn't turn out to be a normal reboot. Why? Because it wouldn't complete that reboot for nearly two months. It hung while rebooting. It wouldn't repair the OS install. It wouldn't come u… more »

Categories: Personal, Software


Trying Out Personal Kanban (Or At Least My Interpretation Of It)

posted on 11/09/09 at 11:02:31 pm by Joel Ross

One of the biggest things I struggle with is a way to manage what I need to do. I do a pretty good job of that at work, but in my personal life, things tend to get dropped. And at work, I feel that the amount of overhead I spend tracking what I need to d… more »

Categories: Personal


2nd Annual March Madness Pool Contest

posted on 03/16/09 at 08:55:40 pm by Joel Ross

Last year, I decided to actually step back and enjoy myself during the March Madness tournament and host my own pool. Well, I'm doing that again this year, and I'm inviting readers of my blog (that's you!) and my Twitter followers to join. And anyone els… more »

Categories: Development, Just For Fun


5th Annual Accenture Match Play Contest

posted on 02/23/09 at 07:57:02 pm by Joel Ross

That's right. For the 5th year in a row, Develomatic is running a contest to see who can make the best picks for the Accenture Match Play tournament that starts this Wednesday. As is custom, we're giving away a $25 Best Buy gift card, so if you're intere… more »

Categories: Develomatic, Just For Fun



posted on 10/28/08 at 11:16:05 pm by Joel Ross

About a month ago, I came across a post from Joey Beninghove that caught my attention. Actually, it was a tweet of his referencing his blog post. Anyway, it was about a job opening where he works, and what caught my eye was that it was a telecommuting po… more »

Categories: Personal, RCM Technologies, TrackAbout, Inc


An Interesting Summer Ahead

posted on 07/24/08 at 12:55:37 am by Joel Ross

A little over a week ago, The Wife headed out to the garage to get us some dessert. When she came back into the house, she was pretty excited - she found some moose tracks ice cream - and she came flying up our back stairs (there's 4 of them). "Joel! I… more »

Categories: Personal


How I Got Started In Software Development

posted on 06/05/08 at 10:52:36 pm by Joel Ross

Mike Eaton, a member of my twitter tribe, is trying to get to know his tweeps better. As part of that, he asks a few questions to get a better understanding of our background. I figured that rather than answer in his comments, I' post it here instead.… more »

Categories: Personal, Development


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