Never miss a ballgame

As Tim Kurkjian famously said, “Never miss the opportunity to go to a baseball game.  You might see something you’ve never seen before.” This week I’m in Asheville, NC.  I’m very busy with my Securing Java Web Applications class while other issues keep coming up, but the bottom line is that the Asheville Tourists (the… Read More

Quick Google Maps test

Google maps claims you can add a map to any web page in three clicks. I thought I’d give it a try here. I’m planning to build a mashup featuring all the places I go to teach classes, but I’ll start small. Here’s the code Google tells me to paste in here. View Larger Map… Read More

Brush with (semi-)greatness

This week I’m teaching an XML class in NYC.  It’s actually a basic XML class along with some XML schema training, in order to help the client work with data coming from external sources.  I’ll know more when the class starts tomorrow, but I expect to work with fairly sophisticated schemas. Since the class is… Read More

World Traveler

One of the cool things about this job is that every once in a while I get an email like this: —————————————— From: one of my training company clients To: Me Subject: Want to go to Europe next week for us? Would you like to go to Amsterdam next week to teach an Ajax class… Read More

If you can’t blog something nice…

… I suppose you shouldn’t blog anything at all.  That means I won’t be discussing anything here about my latest airline experiences, especially my trip through Chicago with the flight delayed 5 1/2 hours and then ultimately cancelling without telling me.  Nope, I’m SO not going there. (Other than to say I feel so much… Read More

Sometimes it all works out

I’ve had a couple of airline adventures this week.  My class in Philadelphia ended early last Friday, so I went to the airport expecting to spend hours in the US Airways club.  Not a bad thing, incidentally, since I had a lot of work to do.  As it turned out, though, I was able to… Read More