I Don’t Want to Have Kids, Why You Shouldn’t Care

I try not to get too personal on this blog, but I noticed a couple articles last week about people who don’t want to have kids.  Both articles are worth the read, but can be summed up in a sentence each: Time Cover Story (Pay Wall):  Look at all the…

Staying Plugged In To Tech News

If you’ve been in the IT Industry long, you know about the worst kind of meeting.  The one where you sit down and your boss or one of your key clients says, “Tell me more about <Name of Tech Company That Is Key To Your Company> doing <Game Changing Move…

1000!

This post is the 1000th one that I’ve made on the Blog of Burgher Jon and I thought it would be worth it to mark the occasion. The first blog post appeared (actually on Blogspot) back in September of 2007 and since then 10s, maybe even 100s of people have…

BYOP

Be Your Own Programmer Bring Your Own Device has largely come and gone as a phenomenon.  What’s the next one?  It just might be “Be Your Own Programmer.” What happened with BYOD? I remember signing up to be one of the first people in my group to have a blackberry.  It was 2005…

A First Class Ticket on the Titanic

As I mentioned in my return post, I have now taken a full-time job at Fannie Mae.  When I tell people this, I usually get a queer look and a question.  My favorite of these questions is, “Isn’t that a little like buying a ticket on the Titanic AFTER it…

I’m Back

I haven’t been posting here much and the reason is simple.  For the last several months I have been struggling to learn what I want to have an opinion about.  I was last a regular blogger in June of 2012.  At the time I was living in Pittsburgh, had just…

Investing in the Cloud

The cloud is growing.  Over the next 15 years enterprises will spend billions of dollars finding ways to leverage commodity compute (IaaS/PaaS), flexible platforms that support very specific demand (PaaS), and software that automates non-differentiating practices (SaaS).  Almost everyone in IT knows this, the question is, “How do I make…

Windows 8: What’s the Best That Could Happen?

Microsoft launched their new Windows 8 operating system.  It appears from all of the reviews that this change is more like Windows 3.1 to Windows 95 (When you were like, “woah, what’s this whole Start menu thing?”) than it is like Windows XP to Windows 7 (When you were like,…

Back In Action

A little over two months ago I landed in Washington, DC and was happy to tell you all that I was back in the blogging business after a brief brake.  Turns out, I was full of it.  Life got really exciting down here in DC as the project I’m working…

Live From Washington, DC

It it seems like its been a while since I posted, it’s because it has been.  Twenty-nine days to be exact, my longest drought in a couple of years.  Hopefully this post will not only end that drought, but explain its existence. Remember Cavell & Cavell, that consulting company I formed…