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Attributes of Successful People June 23, 2014 - Posted by one of my friends on LinkedIn .. Attributes of Successful People Successful people: Have a sense of gratitude Compliment others Forgive Give others appropriate credit for victories Read everyday Share information and ideas Embrace change Keep a to-do … Continue reading
512 Things We Love About Austin December 30, 2013 - Austin is a fantastic place to live within an incredible state. Here are some of the highlights of why this is such a great place, cool things to do, our favorite places to grab a drink or bite .. or … Continue reading
Foodie Posts July 27, 2013 -
Austin Music July 26, 2013 - All of my Austin Music posts  
How to get a standing ovation July 21, 2013 - In HP Enterprise Security Products conferences, there are many presentations made by System Engineers, Customers, Product Development types.  Sridhar Karnam gave some excellent advice on how to get a standing ovation for your presentation.  I’ve saved his posting here: In … Continue reading
Memories of Daniel Lawrence’s 3301 Westland Drive April 11, 2013 - Most realestate agents will tell you “buyer beware” .. certainly true purchasing property and used cars. Even the Romans knew this “caveat emptor”. So when we arrived new to town looking for a place to rent, it’s too bad the … Continue reading
Reputation and Success Formulas December 14, 2012 - Your reputation is built from not only what you do but also how you do it and the level of knowledge others have about what you’ve done. Reputation = Accomplishments x Communication x Attitude Your probability of success on any … Continue reading
Drive for Meaning September 3, 2012 - Sometimes staying motivated in any particular role for a long time can be tough. In the information security world, the upsides include proactive customers that take protecting their company values, mission and intellectual property (shareholder value) seriously. The downside includes … Continue reading
Al’s Bucket List August 19, 2012 - Everyone has a bucket list. Some are written down, some are just in the person’s head. Sometimes it’s just a list of really interesting stuff you’ve done. This is kind of both for me. To get the creative juices flowing, … Continue reading
Austin Pics March 13, 2012 - Here’s the start of a few pics from Austin that are either Al’s or Amanda’s favs.
Neat sayings January 11, 2012 - Are you where you want to be? Are you who you want to be? The getting lost was worth the coming home.  :-) What I fear, I can create.  We must be willing to let go of the life we … Continue reading
How to give and receive feedback October 20, 2011 - From HP headlines: Imagine setting out on a journey without a map and signposts. That’s what it would be like if you tried to do your job without feedback from customers, partners, members of your team, and other key stakeholders, … Continue reading
Deep in the Heart of Texas September 1, 2011 - The stars at night are big and bright Deep in the heart of Texas The prairie sky is wide and high Deep in the heart of Texas The sage in bloom is like perfume Deep in the heart of Texas … Continue reading
9/11 Tribute Movement August 11, 2011 - Few human made disasters in recent history have had a larger impact on the United States, North America, and in fact the western world than the attacks on the World Trade tower buildings. I encourage my friends and acquaintances to … Continue reading
Movember is Prostate Cancer awareness Month November 6, 2010 - No laughing matter, prostate cancer. The guys at AESO have joined together to form team Mo Lecious to raise money for prostate cancer research. Movember is moustache month .. each team member needs to grow a moustache to raise funds.  … Continue reading
Mom did it all May 21, 2010 - Jan Pomeroy passed away in May 2010. This is what some of her family had to say at her memorial: John: Mom was the quiet strength behind our family. We grew up in a very busy household, first on the … Continue reading
Steve Jobs commencement address at Stanford University March 25, 2010 - Stanford Report, June 14, 2005 ‘You’ve got to find what you love,’ Jobs says This is the text of the Commencement address by Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, delivered on June 12, 2005. I … Continue reading
Summarize the struggle May 24, 2009 - So while struggling to write my latest paper on mobile communication technology and the associated vulnerabilities found at the various layers of the network stack, I found this odd little graphic and thought: gee, this really sums up how I … Continue reading
America .. Star Spangled Banner November 22, 2008 - Oh, say can you see by the dawn’s early light What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming? Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight, O’er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming? And … Continue reading