Wow. It has been a while since I posted fresh content here.
I am currently working on two projects. I am working as a Project Manager for Insterstate Distributor to do a major upgrade of their ERP system. Rather fun learning about an entirely new business segment. The project is big with an agressive schedule and limited resources. So far it has been fun.
I just created my first native code mobile app for Windows Phone 8, iPhone and Android. I did the app all in Visual Studio 2012 using PhoneGap. PhoneGap's documentation is worse than terrible but with the help of the internet I figured it out. The app is for the the exhibitors of upcoming World Aquaculture Society meeting in Seattle. Very satisfying to finally have it working on iPhone and Android. Windows phone was a slam dunk.
Rosie gave birth to an 8lb 7oz girl this morning. They haven't committed to a name yet but are leaning toward Lyndsey Elaine. I will have photos to post soon.
Eli David Bass was born at 6:00 AM on Saturday July 2. He weighed 7 lbs 11 oz. Mother and baby are doing fine. That make all of our children parents and us the grandparents of 9.
Becky finished her BYU Independent study class of American Heritage. I am so very proud of her. She got a 96% on the final exam. That was her lowest score on any assignment so in a word she Aced the class. Sounds like her next independent study class will be Doctrine and Covenants followed by French. I offered to take her to France for a vacation so she can practice. I think it would be great to go to Chamonix. She can shop and I can climb Mount Blanc. Sounds like a good deal to me.
Ben's business is growing in suburban Houston and their daughters are adorable.
JR and Heather's family is growing up rapidly. They are working on finishing the basement of their home so there wiill be room for all the kids and visitiors too.
Crystal Mountain was open for skiing on July 4 and Becky and I took advantage of skiing summer corn on an incredibly beautiful day. It was a popular destination. We even had lift lines to wait in. I am well under way to skiing every month this year.
I completed my 5th summit of Mt. Rainier on June 21. When picking a climb date in January we were guessing about weather. By a stroke of great fortune the weather was fantastic for both days of our climb. Our time from Camp Muir to the sumit was almost precisely 6 hours, the best time I have ever had while I lead the climb. The tremendous amount of snow made the climb quick and uneventfull. Nothing like being at 12,500 feet on the side of a mountain and watching the sun come up.
Our lives are very full.
Because of the nature of the work that I do, it really is necessary that I have some kind of a personal web site. This is as opposed to the internal intranet web site the I work on with the other people in my group.I have tried to give my site a flavor of the kinds of things that I do, some details about projects I work on and some things that are important to me.
With all my interests, related to IT or the outdoors, I tend to generate some opinions. I dicided that I would like to blog about my work and my interests. Thus this blog site. I like the BlogEngine framework that allows me to customize the look, layout and content of the site. The photo gallery driven by Gallery Server is much better than the previous tool. Together I think this is a better site than I had before. At the moment I miss the Silverlight animation and I hope to get that working soon. But it was important to me to get the site up and running and fiddle with it as I go along.
Feel free to express your opinions about my blogs. I am sure that not everyone will agree with me all the time.
The current background is a picture of sunrise from the Disappointment Cleaver in August 2008.