Getting my head around Windows Azure, Preamble Ramble

 

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I’ve become very intrigued with Azure lately and also an Azure idiot at the same time.  Well, maybe not a total idiot but it’s a huge platform.  I’ve been following some of the guidance from the MS PnP team to get my feet wet but recently I’ve just wanted to dive in.

The main idea for taking this approach is to just focus on one thing.  I’ve been a scatter-brained developer for the last few years and recently after coming off a long project, I just want to focus on one (albeit large) technology stack.  There’s one or two other things I’ll poke at but this is one that’s going to get a lot of my daytime focus.

So as to not get any readers tangled up in the who or what I’m building, I’ll be *very* generic in my descriptions of everything except the technology.  So hopefully some of this will be simple enough to use on your own projects, and help with the why, that’s the plan anyway.

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Hey, is this thing plugged in?

Well, I will admit I did give the PostADay challenge a good go, but I’ve come to realize I can make myself stare at my phone or pop open a “flash-post” in WP.  I just see myself moving farther away from sitting in front of my blog each day.  This has been a season the comes and goes for me, and I’ve seen my peers, near and far, just strike this balance of being plugged and unplugged.

So, I’ll keep the challenge going but only for a PostAWeek.  Hopefully, the ones I do post won’t read like their strained or distilled out of vague idea or thought.  Besides, what’s the sense in blogging if it’s going to be crap?  None.

And Now A Quote from Iago

 

"Iago"“When are we ever gonna get our hands on that stupid lamp!” This weekend was a great long weekend to sort more leftover baggage from 2010. Feels like I’ve dropped an easy 2 tons this weekend.

The whole “lamp” analogy is just about letting go of what I can’t reach, and honestly don’t want to. The idea right now is to just focus on “reach” – as in what I can reach, not “rich” which always seems to be much too expensive for me. Not in the sense of money, but mental currency.

Just this weekend I’ve had a very educational experience working on things that are within reach, and not the things that are so rich. Looking forward to rest of the week now.  Besides, I’m seeing that the rich stuff isn’t all it’s cracked up to be and ends up being very high maintenance, like that “stupid lamp”.

Happy Monday!