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Blog Archive for monsonhaefel during May 2004

A couple years ago I tried my hand at self publishing books. Specifically, I created my own publishing company, Titan-Books Inc., and published three companion workbooks to my O'Reilly EJB book. The authors and editor did a wonderful job and the books turned out great. However, I quickly discovered that (a) it was lot of work running even a small publishing company and (b) I wasn't making much...
I've been fortunate to be a speaker at several No Fluff, Just Stuff (NFJS) symposiums this year. In my opinion, they are exceptional events. The speakers are excellent and real nice guys (sorry haven't seen any female presenters yet this year). In addition, the audience tends to be smaller so everyone gets to ask questions and participate. While I've had a great time and made many new friends...
Last week I posted the blog titled 9 of Clubs Seeks a new Deck of Cards which basically talked about me not being able to find work very easily and kicking off a job hunt. Well the good news is that I have accepted a job as a Sr. Analyst at The Burton Group – I start May 24th. Although I found the job the old fashioned way, through networking, I wanted to thank everyone that responded to...
Update Recently I had the honor of being named one of the 53 most influential people in the Java industry by The Middleware Company. My card was the 9 of Clubs – I have no idea how to interpret that distinction. Obviously, it’s a nice complement especially considering that the votes came from developers who subscribe to TheServerSide.com mailing list – a resource I consult...