They say 7 is a lucky number. I really wanted to wait until I could say 7, but I can’t.
x = (((23 – 1)(b) )-a)/b
Where a = the only even prime number and b = the smallest number with exactly six divisors.
This denotes the number of years with my current employer (Quick, somebody check my math :)).
At heart, my ultimate dream is to produce music and do soundtrack work and make a living doing that, but realistically, I have to have a backup plan 🙂
If my music desires never fully pan out and come to fruition, I have to ask myself:
“What would make me happy and at the end of the day provide me with the feeling that I accomplished something amazing!”
The whole reason I entered into the field I’m in is software development, and it’s something I’ve missed doing full time for a very long time. I don’t want to wait till I’m over the hill to wait for making such a dramatic career change. It’s not fair to my family or me. I’m not getting any younger, and I don’t want complacency to set in only to find out years later I did not accomplish in life what I wanted to.
Therefore, January 5th 2007 will be my last day of employment at Microsoft and Life 2.0 will begin. I have accepted a position as developer for Barracuda Tools, a division of English, Bleeker and Associates. You may know them as Mindsharp. Mindsharp specializes in Training and Education in SharePoint. I’ll be working for their tools division to develop value add in tools and technologies for SharePoint.
Yep, that’s right….Not too far away from my roots 🙂 I get the best of both worlds…continuing to utilize SharePoint, but following my passion of development full time against the platform.
I’m nervous and excited about my new opportunity, but I’m extremely pumped about the challenge.
Over the next few days, I’ll be migrating my technical posts from my MSDN blog at http://blogs.msdn.com/krichie to here. I’ll keep the majority of indieOpolis related music posts at http://blog.indieopolis.net, but this blog (http://blog.krichie.com) will be solely about me.
The upcoming week for me will be extremely busy and stressful, and I’m sure it will be very emotional too. I didn’t come to this decision lightly, and a ton of prayer and discussions with my wife occurred before I made the decision.
I hope that the followers of my blog at http://blogs.msdn.com/krichie will follow me along here. It’s going to be a fantastic ride!
– Keith Richie