Saturday 26 June 2010

Followed by the Governator.

Imagine my surprise when I received an email that the governator of california, Arnold Schwarzenegger, was now following me, @sdolgy, on twitter. weird man.

I'll be back.

Friday 25 June 2010

a day out in the dust!

Today Jack is going to the babysitters. Lucy and I are heading down to the Four Seasons here in Doha, for a day together. Sadly, we wont be spending much time outside due to the sandstorm.

What is a sandstorm?

It occurs when heavy, constant winds move the dust around and off the ground. Wikipedia has a great article, with a fantastic picture.

Here's a great aerial view of a sandstorm:

Thursday 24 June 2010

February 11, 2010?

Well, it's been a long time. Time has flown by. I cannot believe for one moment that the last blog post i put was February 11, 2010. So much has happened since then.

Been to Toronto with Jack and Lucy. Was great to see the family and to introduce Jack to everyone. I was well impressed by Papa Mike and Uncle Jake. Definitely an instant bond there between the Dolgy boys.

Sadly time wasn't on our side. We weren't able to get back in time to Toronto, and my last remaining Grandfather had passed away two weeks before our arrival.

Doha is hot. 49C isn't unheard of and summer really has only just officially kicked off with June 21, 2010 passing us. The country will slowly evaporate as people flee the hot for western climates. Lucy and Jack will head back in July and I'll head out to meet them at the end of July for a few weeks.

As always, work is a constant highlight. Diversity is fun. What am I working on these days? I'm asked this quite a bit. I just don't know. Everything? I know that's a poor answer...but it may very well be the best answer.

Technically, my position is still "Enterprise Integration Architect". To date, I think the only integration architecture I've done is integrating myself into other Enterprise's to help influence technical strategy ...

Suppose that's the quick 4 month round-up. Check out Jack's blog:

Jack Dolgy

We seem to put more updates there. Guess that's what happens when you transform into a parent. Still an odd feeling. Parent. Sasha. Parent. Weird.

My favourite bits about being a dad (seeing that my first father's day was Sunday gone):

- the smile he first wakes up and looks at me in the morning. genuine
- the smile when he spots me walking in after work. genuine
- the lip of doom .. appears right before a scream / cry session. priceless
- the laugh ... how do we lose that laugh? all kids have it
- the jibber jabber googoo gagaga speak
- how he looks like bugs bunny with two top teeth and two bottom teeth