Sunday, June 24, 2007

bye mitch

I read tonight that Mitch has moved to Melbourne.

I used to see Mitch every so often around the Canberra and at local geek events and I'm sorry to see him go.

I wish him well in Melbourne.

Thursday, June 14, 2007


I lent a colleague one of my recommended books a while ago - Code Complete by Steve McConnell. He returned it today with five $1 scratchies.

Thanks Dave. Much appreciated, but unnecessary.

I'm more than happy to lend my books in the hope that it improves their knowledge and they may do the same for myself or others.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

special thanks

I must give special thanks to Nick Randolph. I asked a question during his session at Code Camp Oz 2007 and he promised to send me a book as he didn't have any with him.

I have recently received the promised book. I'm impressed that he bothered.

It is much appreciated, but wow, bothering to remember to send me a book - some guy who interrupted a presentation, especially one requiring postage to the other side of the country!

I'm not sure that I would have, given the effort required. Obviously he's a better man than I.

end of an era

Several long standing members of our team left on Friday.

Shaun. What can I say about Shaun? He supported me when others wouldn't. I doubt that I would have had the opportunities I've had without him. I owe him many thanks. I learnt a lot from working with him.

Paul. What can I say about Paul? I can say that he hates plurals and doesn't like grammar. But he is an excellent team leader and has the respect of many. Yes, including me. He's gone to Brisbane for a change. Good luck.

Eddie. What can I say about Eddie? I can say that his knowledge is formidable. He was the go-to guy for the Dev team. I'm sorry to see him go, but it was his time. I wish him well.

Geoff. GT, you were not here long, but you were well liked. I was amazed to find out that you were in a Disco band. Good stuff. I hope that you enjoy your new job and I look forward to working with you again.

I will miss them all. They were a great bunch of guys. I wish them well in the new endeavours, and look forward to crossing paths with them again.

There are several others leaving at the end of June. I'll leave the teary farewells for them until then.