Ah the smell of a fresh blog!
It’s sort of like sitting in a new car for the first time, and you can practically taste the leather (possibly plastic and rubber as well… depending on your budget… or maybe your weird fetish). It will take some time to get the seat in the right place and the mirrors won’t be quite right for a little while, but bear with me.
Why a new blog?
I have just finished writing my second book – Expression Blend 4 Unleashed which has taken time to get right. Perhaps I should say – to get it in the position that I consider it to be right. Actually I am in the last stages of print review which is always a killer but gratifying as well.
I wanted to start a new blog a while ago, but time is not always on my side.
I’ve taken some time to reassess what it is that I do, transitioning from a contract developer to a team manager and as of 2 ½ years ago, Chief Technology Officer; this has meant my focus is now much more holistic, across platforms, technology and industry from both a commercial and geek point of view.
My work also sees me fulfilling the a role of Technical Advisor to several companies, which has me dealing with a broad range of issues and challenges, not to mention personas that are vastly different between design staff, developers, business types, supplier, project managers and let’s not forget the clients. In some ways I think I have probably become more reserved in order to really discovery the positive and negatives of a scenario and I am quite proud to say that I have had some great successes along the way.
So what is this blog in particular about?
I want to say that it’s about my thoughts, my research, my direction as well as products and services that I think I should review and pass judgment on – reviews that I think could help people wanting to make the same decisions that I may be at the time, be it personally or for one of the companies I am trying to help.
You won’t find stories about me riding a bike in here, but mostly technical content in the form of industry reviews and a little bit of “crystal-ball” stuff to validate my understandings – without breaching NDA’s along the way.