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Spouting off on stuff that interests me.

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PHP|Tek 2011 TDD Code

Tue, 31 May 2011 15:45:49 +0000

Thank you to everyone who attended my May 25th PHP|Tek talk on Test Driven Development. If you have not had a chance, please do leave feedback on Per the audiance request, below are the requirements, test file and source code we developed during the live tutorial. Requirements: Hash object get and set function respond […]

Ideas of March

Mon, 21 Mar 2011 03:38:22 +0000

One of the things I love about Twitter is it enables me to stay in contact with the PHP community, and in particular the group of speaker I have come to know through PHP conferences. My friend Chris Shiflett tweeted about the “Ideas of March” calling for a revival of the blog as a form […]


Wed, 30 Sep 2009 03:37:22 +0000

I am winding down my “tour of duty” with the MTA crew for CodeWorks 2009. This is a really ambitious adventure, seven cities in two weeks. I was a member of the A-Team, doing 3 hour long tutorials on the first day of each city, while the B-Team was arriving. The following day, we would […]

Reflections on php|tek 2009

Wed, 17 Jun 2009 17:29:34 +0000

Ok, I know I am a little late on this, but I did want to post some thoughts on php|tek 2009. I was very pleased to be a speaker again this year. On reflection one night, I realized I have been at every “tek” conference as a speaker: php|cruise, php|tropics, php|tek in Orlando and all […]

Seven Things

Sun, 04 Jan 2009 21:27:20 +0000

Thanks to Brian Deshong I have been tagged with the “Seven Things” meme. I was born about 5 miles (and one state over) from where I now live, but I moved to Colorado Springs when I was one year old and I consider myself “from” Colorado. I first learned to program in BASIC, so I […]

Changes Afoot

Fri, 02 Jan 2009 22:15:35 +0000

This morning I turned in my resignation as the “Manager of eBusiness and Commercial Systems” for Alcoa after nine and a half years with the company. Starting January 20th, I will be the “Manager of Implementation and Continuous Improvement” for the World Wide Logistics division of a large agricultural equipment manufacturer headquartered here in Moline […]

Life Since High School Part 4 of 4 – Personal Life

Mon, 04 Aug 2008 03:30:48 +0000

I mentioned in the Part 2 about my wife Vicki and my daughter Madeline. On Christmas Eve, 2001, my son Caleb James Sweat was born. Madeline is quite a little lady. She will be entering the sixth grade at Riverdale Heights Elementary. She will be taking her temporary Black Belt test on the day of […]

Life Since High School Part 3 of 4 – The Alcoa Era

Mon, 04 Aug 2008 03:16:42 +0000

One day at Neural, I received a telephone call from a recruiter who asked me if I would be interested in leading a project to replace legacy systems at “A Fortune 500 Company within 45 minute commute of you”. I say “ok, who is it?” and she revealed it was Alcoa. I laughed and said […]

Life Since High School Part 2 of 4 – The First Job Era

Mon, 04 Aug 2008 03:12:41 +0000

My father, whom most people from Coronado in my class would remember as Mr. Sweat, the Media Specialist on the library staff, also sold grade book software for the computer. He took a support call from a teacher in Bluegrass Iowa, but it was actually that teacher future son-in-law, who was local computer technical support […]

Life Since High School

Mon, 04 Aug 2008 03:03:50 +0000

This year is my 20th high school reunion. I was looking forward to this, and had been searching the internet for when it was going to happen all last fall and winter. Late this spring a postcard arrived with the date, which I looked at and to quote Han Solo “I’ve got a bad feeling […]