Local Software Developer Achieves World Fame

Technically, we’re not supposed to BLOG about [the company for which I work], because it’s a public company, and [blah blah blah], but I think I can get away with this much, as I snagged a very brief spot in the video described below (which, if nothing else, has convinced me more than ever of my need to lose weight—something which is already in progress):

Over the past year [message redacted] has placed great effort in building a strong and expansive strategic relationship with Microsoft. We have continued to leverage and expand our use of Microsoft technologies as our two organizations come closer together to deliver greater value and powerful solutions to our mutual customers. Here is a three-minute video … for you to share with your customers/prospects. This video features executives from Microsoft, [message redacted], and a mutual customer and discusses the business value of this partnership and the powerful benefits it offers to [message redacted] and our customers.


One of my co-workers just stopped by and noted that our tarantula, Susan, is visible in the video. She’s in the blue-lidded, plastic box on the table that’s behind Bernard Farrell and me. Cool!

4 Replies to “Local Software Developer Achieves World Fame”

  1. Congratulations on your 1.35 seconds of fame!
    And for people like me who’ve never heard this word before:

    re·dact (rĭ-dākt’)
    tr.v. re·dact·ed, re·dact·ing, re·dacts

    1. To draw up or frame (a proclamation, for example).
    2. To make ready for publication; edit or revise.

    Quoted from dictionary.com

  2. Mike, I just learned the meaning of redacted this year, having encountered it in Jonathan Coulton’s song, “[Merry Christmas From] Chiron Beta Prime,” which has become one of our kids favorite Christmas songs. You should hear NaNi sing it!

    Jonathan Coulton does Geek music. Not all his work is family-friendly, but I highly recommend “Chiron Beta Prime,” “The Future Soon,” and our family’s favorite: “Skullcrusher Mountain.” (Isaac gets a disturbing gleam in his eye when singing that one.)

    (Thanks to former coworker Josh Ain for introducing me—figuratively—to Jonathan Coulton.)

  3. Doug,
    I followed the link to Jonathan Coultan’s website and Beth and I have had the Chiron Beta Prime song stuck in our heads for the last 24 hours. Fun stuff!

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