I Was Making Life Hard - Part 2 ⇒

September 19th, 2019 by with

Please make sure you read Part 1 first.

The Realization

My Keboola contract ended before I left on our wonderful family vacation to France, Italy & Croatia, so I had lots of time to contemplate.

When I got back I talked to several folks I respect, and came to realize that sales just isn’t for me. While I really enjoy helping people solve their problems, there are many more components in a scaleable, successful sales process:

  • lead generation
  • prospect...

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I Was Making Life Hard - Part 1 ⇒

September 19th, 2019 by with

This will be a multi-parter, part 2 & part 3


I got interested in computers in 1986 (I was 12); I used to sit beside my dad and watch him code (quite the wild child, eh?). Eventually I started to code on my own, first in Logo, then in Pascal. I ended up getting a Computer Science degree from the University of Victoria and began my career as a developer.

The Transition

It was at Orbital that I began my transition away from development. I realized that I really enjoyed the...

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Lucky #19 ⇒

September 3rd, 2019 by with

A mere 19 years ago, I married this swell person. I still vividly remember how great our wedding was...so much fun.

Like everyone, we've had our celebrations and our challenges, but throughout it all Christine has maintained her sunny, silly disposition. Which is pretty impressive if you know me!

Highlights of the last few years (turns out I haven't done one of these in a while):

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EU Trip - Florence ⇒

August 18th, 2019 by with


We left Veigy-Foncenex the morning of the 14th and stopped twice on our way to Florence, in Fenis, to visit the castle and Genoa, for gelato, of course.

Fenis Castle

During the trip, we went through the “castle region”, so we played spot the castle…Christine has a neat series of photos of all the castles we spotted from the car.

On the way to one of the most famous castles, Fénis Castle, we went under Mont Blanc. Only 50€ for the privelege!

At Fenis, we took a quick...

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