10 Things About Me

Following in the spirit of Pie’s recent post I thought I’d post 10 facts about me:

1. I grew up in Carlisle, a city right in the north of England and a city which, famously, was subject to many a dispute in its past over whether it was Scottish or English.

2. As a result of 1 I am a Carlisle United supporter, currently in League 1 in the English Football League. Lets hope they can stay there, 3 games left and 5 or 6 points probably needed.

3. I’m married with 2 kids, both girls. If you’re reading this after June 2009 then this should say 3 kids, here’s hoping everything goes okay!

4. I love my sport, be it football, cricket, golf, rugby union. You name it I enjoy playing or watching it. One of my goals in life is to go to Australia and watch an Ashes series.

5. I built the website for my wife’s business, you can see it and buy loads of products from it here.

6. I’ve spent time living in Sweden, in Gothenburg. It was here that I learned Documentum and also some of the nuances of Swedish life such as fika, Pripps Bla and the wonderfully named chocolate of Plopp!

7. I started in Oracle Forms and was involved/lead a project to build a suite of Process Components based on Oracle Forms. I look at things such as Documentum Forms and sometimes think we’ve moved backwards in the past 12 years!

8. In 2002 I was involved in a proof of concept that surfaced content from Documentum in a Sharepoint site, back then it was called Tahoe. At the time I thought we would end up with a decent solution, I still hope we can!

9. I spend way too much time away from home.

10. Surprisingly I don’t have a favourite ECM product. Each has its merits, MOSS is easy, quick to use and very powerful for a novice user group, IBM have a good story around Portal integration (well they did a few years ago) and Documentum is so rich you can do so much with it, sometime I think too much!


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