Personal Growth - Again!

posted on 02/20/08 at 11:21:54 pm by Joel Ross

I feel like I've been harping on this lately, but it's something I'm passionate about, so it's on my mind. Apparently I'm not the only one. In our profession our real value is not the code we write but the problems we solve with it and our ability… more »

Categories: Consulting, Personal, Development


West Michigan .NET User Group Materials

posted on 01/16/08 at 12:52:05 am by Joel Ross

This evening, I gave my presentation on continuous integration, and as promised, I'm posting my materials for anyone who wants them. CI - What, Why & How (zip) For those who were at the presentation, this is the contents of my C:\Build folder… more »

Categories: Personal, Software


Continuous Integration at the West Michigan .NET User Group

posted on 01/14/08 at 09:09:19 pm by Joel Ross

A couple of weeks ago, Chris Woodruff called for someone to fill in tomorrow at the West Michigan .NET User Group meeting. After (finally) confirming I could do it, it was scheduled, so tomorrow night, that's where I'll be. If you're in the Grand Rapi… more »

Categories: Personal


My Thoughts On Certifications, Explained

posted on 12/22/07 at 09:00:01 pm by Joel Ross

I saw a link to Stevey's Blog Rants in my twitter feed, so I clicked it and started reading through his archives. One of his recent posts is about tips for a good resume. No, I'm not looking for a job, or even to improve my resume, but it's still valuabl… more »

Categories: Consulting, Personal


I'm Going to Disney World!

posted on 12/15/07 at 12:42:40 am by Joel Ross

Tomorrow at 4:30, I'm getting out of the cold and we're heading for Sunny Orlando. Well, next week it looks more like Partly Sunny Orlando, but considering it's 25 degrees here in West Michigan, I'll take partly sunny and upper 60's over snow and upper t… more »

Categories: Personal A Place To Never Shop

posted on 12/13/07 at 09:00:52 pm by Joel Ross

About a month ago, The Wife decided we needed a new stroller for the girls while we're in Florida in a couple of weeks. It's something she's been looking at for a while, and decided it was time to pull the trigger. She found the stroller she liked, and s… more »

Categories: Personal


Being Mindful of Personal Growth

posted on 12/08/07 at 09:00:43 pm by Joel Ross

After posting about my lack of growing lately, I was checking my "To Blog" folder in FeedDemon, and I already had a post flagged to blog about from J.D. Meier. He's got a bulleted list of things to do to ensure you have a mind-set to grow, rath… more »

Categories: Consulting, Personal, Development


How Much Is In Your Content Savings Account?

posted on 12/07/07 at 09:00:40 pm by Joel Ross

Photo by jsweiringa I've been reading a new blog lately, and it's not a technical one. It seems to be mainly about how to blog, and there's a few good gems in there. One that intrigued me was about your writing budget. Not monetary budget, but how much… more »

Categories: Blogging, Personal


My Blog Is Award Winning!

posted on 12/03/07 at 09:31:57 pm by Joel Ross

I actually laughed out loud when I saw this Tweet from Jeff Atwood this afternoon. codinghorror Competition was fierce, but I think we now have a winner for worst blog tagline ever: Mon, Dec 03 13:15… more »

Categories: Blogging, Personal


Do You Have a Vanity Folder?

posted on 12/02/07 at 08:40:08 pm by Joel Ross

I don't need another reason to be vain. Just ask the people that sit around me at the office! But Darren Rowse says I need to be more vain - and to do that, I need a vanity folder in my feed reader. Why? The reason I call it my Vanity folder is tha… more »

Categories: Blogging, Personal


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