In Brief: Atlanta & WOWerPoint and Programming

August 5, 2006

Brief Updates:

– Went to Atlanta last week for watch the DCI semi-finals. Ate some nice Cuban sandwiches from a little grocery store near Ga. Tech (Kool Korner ). Visited some great little places and got to hang out with my best friend for the first time in years. I’ve known this guy for over half of my life….

– I also got to hang out with my other best friend, you know her/you love her, EvD..of the dearly departed site, Oblogation. She had one of the best ideas for a Powerpoint, basically cutting up musical bits to relate to the slides. “American Woman” as the music for the sexual harassment slide, Skynard’s “What’s Your Name” for new employee orientation…although my suggestion of Devo’s “Whip It” for the corporal punishment was quickly vetoed. We would download songs and just crack up about how this would work. It was honestly one of the best times I’ve had in a long time.

– I’m working more with AJAX technology….it’s really not bad. I have a few enhancements here, that when time finally allows, will be interesting to say the least. We’re using it heavily with both our new consumer site and our new portal….using it with Java and .NET and plain old HTML. I should point out that I am not a “real” programmer, I’ve picked up pieces along the way. I’m a little scared, but my boss has signed me up for a Java struts class, so maybe I’ll have more programming education coming my way.