I guess I don't have much to say because I find it difficult (even challenging) to keep up with my BLOG. I admire people that have the ability to consistently write witty and interesting thoughts on a daily basis. Me, I am more of a monthly, bi-monthly, even quarterly guy which equates to dull and sparatic. In almost every context, dull and sparatic are not good adjectives. I mean no one strives to be dull and / or sparatic. Some people accept their limitations and try to put a good spin on it as to say that they are reliable, dependable, or even easy going. I don't buy that either. Sometimes less is more, but I think with BLOGs more is more.
My experiences, though, are very interesting as of late. I am working with a variety of individuals and companies from around the world on their technology projects. Some projects are incredibly vast and complicated - like assisting government agencies in Africa in moving to Linux or delivering "the mail" across a Linux enterprise for a media company in Germany. I am involved in providing elementary students with the portal to visit vast virtual worlds and also in making the computers more usable for the visually impared. Other projects are very personal - like working directly with individuals who are trying to create and build their own Linux-centric technology companies or assisting a dad in trying to make a mapping program work on his daughter's laptop. In both the micro and macro projects, I see first hand how technology is evolving and impacting the lives of so many people. If only I could put all those thoughts and feelings into words.
When I see the opportunities available with technology today, I am simply amazed. Imagine delivering standard applications across mixed platforms or porting specific PC applications to Linux and Mac environments. 10 years ago, this was not possible. 10 years from now, it may be ancient history. I truely enjoy being a part (if only the smallest part) of the technology revolution. If only, I could write it down more.
About James B. Ramey
James B. Ramey is President of CodeWeavers. His life long love of video gaming started at the tender age of six with an Atari 2600 and evolved over time to include Nintendo, Super Nintendo, Apple Mac IIc, Windows PC, and MacBook Pro. When not fiddling with technology, James enjoys cooking, travel, debating politics in the office, and spending time with his wife, daughter, and their three Shar Pei cross dogs. For the past 20 years, James has worked with clients around the world in best implementing technology to maximize a return on their investment. He is a graduate of Moorhead State University and earned his graduate degree (MBA) online from the University of Phoenix. You can find James on Twitter at @jbramey.
Founded in 1996 as a general software consultancy, CodeWeavers focuses on the development of Wine – the core technology found in all of its CrossOver products. The company's goal is to bring expanded market opportunities for Windows software developers by making it easier, faster and more painless to port Windows software to Mac and Linux. CodeWeavers is recognized as a leader in open-source Windows porting technology, and maintains development offices in Minnesota, the United Kingdom and elsewhere around the world. The company is privately held.
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