Category Archives: Motivation


I just finished attending the 2013 Adobe Coldfusion Summit.  During the day 2 keynote, the speaker (Tim Cunningham) told a story that struck me.  He explained that after he had been in the industry for about 10 years, he was at a conference and somebody asked him why if he had been in the industry for 10 years… why had he never heard of Tim before.  He followed up with the point that if you have been in our industry, it is your responsibility to give back.

Personally, I have been in the industry for about 17 years and, unless you know me or have worked with me, you have no idea who I am.  I do my job, and I do it really well… but I don’t take part in online discussions.  I don’t post tech articles… I read others’. I learn. I apply what I have learned.  This is great for me, and great for the people I work for, but listening to Tim speak influenced me to try to give back instead of just taking.

I have no idea if what I have to share will be of any interest to others, however since I feel the urge, I will try to share.  When I think I have something that others may find interesting or useful; I will share it.  When I read something I find useful or interesting, I will share it.  If nothing else, the blog will serve as a way for me to find code I have written that I may need again.

Since my areas of interest are Oracle and ColdFusion, that is where I will start.

Now… what to write?