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02/13/2007

get the day off

medium_blizzard_klein.jpgFinally some real winter! A foot of fresh snow, 40 mph wind, traffic is a mess.

I got up with the intention to go to work anyways. They had a long list of schools being closed on TV, plus a blizzard warning in effect.

Indiana Tech wasn't listed by the time I had to leave, but when I got there, I noticed hardly any cars on the parking lot. The security guard told me to go back home, they didn't want anybody to get stuck there.

So I get an unexpected day off work, some time to relax and cuddle up at home by the fireplace. How romantic! I really hope we'll get snowed in badly.

02/09/2007

old dog learns new tricks

OK, when I first realized I was going to have to learn how to develop applications with the .NET framework, I was a little scared. After working within a mainframe environment for over 25 years, I thought it would be hard to get a grip on object-orientation and active server pages.

Good thing I just dived in and did it - my first web application went live yesterday. Nothing fancy, just a little screen that accepts two user inputs and runs a stored procedure on an SQL Server database with those.

Of course I still need to learn a lot more to be considered an expert, but I am now confident, that I will be able to learn these things on the job. This is so much fun!  medium_FirstProject.JPG

02/05/2007

Indianapolis Colts win Superbowl XLI

medium_superbowl_klein.jpgWether you like it or not, you can't escape super-bowl Sunday. Especially when the Colts make it to the final round for the first time in 36 years.

Since they won, despite pouring rain in Miami, a lot of people called in sick Monday morning. Which was probably even true, after going way overboard with emotions and alcohol consumption.

To me this sport is about as exciting as soccer in Germany - I don't break a sweat either way.