# Wednesday, 12 March 2003
Even if your are prepared for a disaster, are you prepared to help?
I just finished training for our local CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) here in lovely Hillsboro, OR. It was quite an interesting experience. We received (free) 24 hours of training from the fire department on how not only to protect ourselves and our families in time of disaster, but how to help our neighbors and communities as well.
Training included fire supression, search and rescue, and disaster medical operations among other things. Well worth knowing. And to finish up the class we had a simulated emergency, with live victims and everything :)
Now that I'm done with the basic training, it's made me want to go out and get a ham radio license and / or an EMT license. Pretty exciting stuff.
Lots of other communities have similar programs, so if you are interested and saftey and community service, check with your local fire department or city/county emergency manager.
Wednesday, 12 March 2003 17:35:04 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
I continue to be amazed at how easy it is to build a fairly complex and robust development environment around VisualStudio.NET using open source tools. We are using NAnt to do our builds, Draco.NET for continous integration builds, and NUnit for unit testing. I've just started experimenting with using a Wiki for internal product documentation, and so far it's working out very well. It's so easy to organically grow your documentation, with much less overhead than traditional document or content management tools. Playing with Wiki is what finally led me here, to my own weblog. I know it's all the rage, and I've been avoiding it, but here I've finally caved, largely because I was impressed with the content on a friend's blog. If you are interested in .NET development, check out Scott Hanselman's blog at www.computerzen.com
Wednesday, 12 March 2003 14:27:28 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [1]  | 
# Tuesday, 11 March 2003
This is my first post in the Patrick Cauldwell's Weblog blog.
Tuesday, 11 March 2003 21:31:15 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  |