It's been several months since I've last written, so I thought I'd give a quick update. Did you miss me???
Things are going pretty well. I have been busy with work, the holidays, etc. On the work front I have been getting my feet wet with managing the day-to-day software development. It's definitely a change from being a developer, but a pretty good one. I still get to stay technical but I spend a lot of time on the "people" side of things too.
On a related note, I think the IT industry is starting to bounce back a little bit, which is a positive thing. Now days a developer really needs to have the ability to learn the business.
Outside of work I have still been doing a lot with
Xbox 360 has been great. I'm really impressed with the xbox live part of it... The game downloads are great. Lots of cool "arcade" type games that you can get cheap (to the tune of $4). I have downloaded just about all the demos and so far my favorite arcade game is called "Geometry Wars". It's actually a game that they put in Project Gotham Racing a while back, and decided to make an HD version and release it for the 360. Really addictive and I will most likely end up downloading the full version. Another cool thing about Xbox live is that you have a profile, get awards for doing certain things in games (that then updates your profile). You can chat with anyone at any time, and even have actual chat rooms. The wireless controllers are also really slick. Can't say there is much I don't like about it so far.. I have had absolutely no problems with lock ups, overheats, etc.
Anyway, hope everyone else is doing well. I will be out in Cincinnati the 20th and 21st. If anyone is in the area and is interested in coming to a code camp, please let me know. If you are intersted, check out the link. In addition to