Scott’s First Law of Software Implementation

I haven’t posted in a while, but circumstances being what they are at the day job, I feel like I just have to get this First Law down on this virtual paper. You see, I’ve been in IT a long time. Going on fifteen years. And right now, the company I work for is embarkingContinue reading “Scott’s First Law of Software Implementation”

NaNoWriMo 2020

I’m excited to say that I’m once again jumping into the daily word count fray this year and participating in NaNoWriMo! I hadn’t planned to do NaNoWriMo this year. I mean, what a year it’s been. Surely there were other things I should be focusing on? Between all the writing I have done that I’veContinue reading “NaNoWriMo 2020”

Excel Geeking: Finding Those Pesky Hidden Characters

A couple of years ago, a colleague at work was having a devil of a time with an Excel file. It did something with data and dates, I don’t really remember what. What I do remember is that the data was an extract from a separate system, and then that export was dropped into anContinue reading “Excel Geeking: Finding Those Pesky Hidden Characters”

Book Review: “The Book Of Dust: La Belle Sauvage”, by Phillip Pullman

Let me preface this review by stating that I’ve been waiting for this book–any book in the His Dark Materials series, really–for almost two decades. Rumors of The Book Of Dust have been swirling out there in Publishingland for at least a decade, if not longer. The fans of His Dark Material I know wonderedContinue reading “Book Review: “The Book Of Dust: La Belle Sauvage”, by Phillip Pullman”