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LDS Church CIO Blog

Joel Dehlin is the CIO for the LDS Church and has started a blog.   There is a surprsing about of information in the posts so far about IT at the LDS Church.  I’m excited to read more.

 Having worked at the church for the past few weeks I’ll just comment that this is a fantastic time to work in church IT.  There are some exciting projects, but even better, fantastic people who are smart, enthusiastic and an all around blast to work with. 

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December 14, 2006 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Christmas comes early

Today Microsoft announced the release of XNA Game Studio Express.

This totally snuck up on me, but if I understand it correctly, this will allow anyone to write games (in managed code) for the XBox 360!   Well, there goes the rest of the month for me. 🙂

December 12, 2006 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Thanks

Just want to send out quick thanks to all the kind words in the comments on the Leaving Microsoft post.  That was totally unexpected, but very much appreciated.  

December 12, 2006 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Repentance

Time flies when you are having fun, and blogging takes a back seat. 

I was reading a Gartner article on blogging a few days ago and something like 80+% (I forget the exact number) of  blogs are abandon in the first few months.  I felt a twinge of guilt.

So I’m back.  Hopefully for a while

December 12, 2006 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment