Awaiting the birth of our first child

Tressa is due any day now and we are eagerly awaiting the birth of our first baby boy/girl (we do not know the gender).


Finished reading "Seven Databases in Seven Weeks"

After a hiatus from reading the book “Seven Database in Seven Weeks”, I finished it over the summer. The book had some new concepts to me that were not as easy to keep readings the “Seven Languages…” book. However, once I got into the habit of digesting it a little at a time, I was very glad I did. It contains a lot of valuable information on the landscape of modern day databases.

The databases covered in the book were...


Torres, In the Valley Below

These are some tracks from the Torres - Sprinter album and In the Valley Below - The Belt albums that I really enjoy.


Seven Languages in Seven Weeks

I recently read “Seven Languages in Seven Week” [Pragmatic, Bruce Tate, 2010], and found it very interesting. This is not a book about spoken languages, but computer languages.

As someone who has worked mostly with PHP, JavaScript and Java in my professional career over the last ten years, it is both refreshing and needed to see alternative programming languages and paradigms...


Rolling Stone Top Albums List (50-26)

Onward through the Rolling Stone Top 500 albums of all time list from 50-26th, their are some very strong albums here.


Words of Wisdom
Tell me and I will forget;
Show me and I may remember;
Involve me and I will understand.
Chinese Proverb

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Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!!
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!! (2008)

This album has been a staple of my music collection since it's release in 2008. I think it is one of Nick Cave's best albums. The album is moody and full of lyrical imagery. Dark, trancy at times such as on the track "Night of the Lotus eaters". The lyrics of this album are very strong and is what draws me back to it time and again. The track "Midnight Man" is an absolute gem:

Hold that chrysalis in your palm See it split and change It won't do you any harm It's just trying to rearrange

It was born to live a day Now it flies up from your hand It's beautiful It's the one they call your ever loving man

Wolves have carried your babies away Oh, your kids drip from their teeth The nights are long and the day Is bitter cold beyond belief...

...Close your eyes, sleep in him Dream of your lost sons and daughters Me, I'll raise up my dorsal fin And glide up and down the waters

The closing track "More news from nowhere" though just under eight minutes could go sixteen and I would be quite happy to listen to it all.


nick cave-midnight man

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