It isn’t whether you win or lose, as long as you’re growing.

Robert sent me a couple quotes from Ichiro in this morning’s Seattle Times. I thought they were quite appropriate to my “Here & Now” so I thought I’d just drop the quote in: “I think it’s true for any player that they don’t want to be on a losing team,” Ichiro said Friday, speaking through…

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Thursday Night "Deployment Dinner Discussions" with Carolyn Napier.

Tonight Jenny and I hosted our second Thursday Night "Deployment Dinner Discussion". Our guests were Carolyn Napier and Steve Lesser. Actually, it isn’t that simple. You see, I have been meaning to invite Carolyn over for to see my house for about 3 years now (as long as I’ve lived here). On top of that,…

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WiX in Visual Studio

In my previous blog entry, I mentioned that Visual Studio was adopting the WiX toolset. Despite the fact that Derek was leaving, that post generated a bit of excitement. I even had a couple people contact me directly about the prospect that Visual Studio would be shipping WiX v3. Unfortunately, when I said "the Visual…

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Bittersweet change, Derek Cicerone leaves WiX.

As I noted in my previous blog entry, there is a lot of change in my life right now. Today Derek Cicerone announced that he is retiring from the WiX community. What Derek left out is that today was also his last day at Microsoft after four years. He leaves this weekend for a startup…

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When it changes it pours.

The weather is starting to turn here in Redmond. Fall is right around the corner. With the change in seasons comes several significant and personal changes in my life. Preparing for those changes has actually impinged on my blogging lately. Over the next few months, I’ll be sharing each of these major changes here. While…

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