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This weekend I had the opportunity to visit the island fortress of Corregidor. I’ve always been a history buff, and the stories from the Pacific campaigns in WWII are particularly interesting. Corregidor was known for being the island that the allied forces commanded by Douglas MacArthur retired to when the Japanese invaded the Philippines and […]

Going Global

As you read this I’m once again on an airplane to Manila in the Philippines. This is my second trip to the island nation, and I’m looking forward to visiting my team there. I expect that this trip will be more eventful since I now know my way around and what types of things I […]

The Value of Association

Since I’ll be on an airplane at 5 AM tomorrow, I’m posting this a day earlier than usual.  I’m winding down my week in Las Vegas, where I was attending the 2013 HDI conference for technical support professionals. It was a great week, with plenty of informative sessions and some awesome keynotes, including Steve Wozniak, […]

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