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Leadership
Sun, Oct 13th 2013 7:22p   Scott Good
I spent last week at GILD, the Global Institute for Leadership Development, in Palm Desert, California. It was a wonderful opportunity to experience firsthand some of the world's most prominent thought leaders on the subject of leadership. Speakers were many and varied, and ranged from Roger Nierenberg and his orchestra, to Patrick Lencioni, Marshall Goldsmith, Gary Hamel, and many others. Many of the presentations were thought-provoking, some challenging, and not just a few at least somewhat [read] Keywords: development
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A shocking response
Mon, Nov 12th 2012 11:42a   Scott Good
Last Wednesday, the day after this year's US presidential election, I posted a statement here I called An open letter to the Republican Party in which I outlined my own personal dismay and disappointment with my own political party. My goal, as much as anything, was simply to get off my chest the things I've been feeling for some time now, things that make me less and less supportive of both my own party's actions and the actions of politicians in general. I posted a link to it on Facebook [read] Keywords: facebook twitter
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An open letter to the Republican Party
Wed, Nov 7th 2012 10:02a   Scott Good
Dear Sirs and/or Madams, I am a life-long Republican. The son of Republicans who were, themselves, the children of Republicans. At fifty-five years old, and as the owner of two small businesses, I believe very strongly in the importance of conservative fiscal policies, and that hard work is the key to success. I believe it's better to get ahead by the sweat of your own brow than by legislative mandate. And, I believe that the greatness of the United States comes in great part from the flexibi [read] Keywords: policies
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Actually getting the book into print (part 4 of publishing a book)
Thu, Oct 25th 2012 7:42a   Scott Good
Prior installments: Part 1: How to get yourself published, a primer for the rest of us Part 2: Writing the book Part 3: After you write it, you have to edit it Part 4: Finding an agent (or not) Eventually, after all the writing and editing and looking for agents and all that, eventually, in my case at least, it was time to give up on the agents (for now) and self-publish the book. Not very long ago, self-publishing meant the author would have to dig into his or her own pockets to find t [read] Keywords: agent
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Do you have YOUR copy yet?
Fri, Oct 19th 2012 8:22a   Scott Good
I'm thrilled to say, early reviews of my book Loss of Control have been overwhelmingly positive. Here are a few of the comments posted both in Amazon.com reviews and on Facebook: ------ !!!! I loved it...and I read a lot of thriller/mysteries. I love the characters, the plot set in/around the race track was great. I didn't figure out "who dun it" until you told me!!! I keep trying to figure out what actor plays which character in the movie. ------ I'm about halfway through and still ri [read] Keywords: facebook
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Finding an agent (or not)
Tue, Oct 2nd 2012 1:02p   Scott Good
Prior installments: Part 1: How to get yourself published, a primer for the rest of us Part 2: Writing the book Part 3: After you write it, you have to edit it There is plenty of advice available to budding new authors. A lot of it. Most is out here on the Internet and most of it--that I've seen anyway--says your only real chance of getting noticed by a publisher is to be represented by an agent. If one is to believe the preponderance of what has been posted on this subject (and I can't [read] Keywords: agent




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After you write it, then you have to edit it (part 3 of publishing a book)
Mon, Sep 24th 2012 8:22a   Scott Good
Once I'd finally finished the first cut of my book, I figured I was just about done. I mean, after all, I'd done a lot of editing as I was writing. I'm a little anal that way (actually, I'm a lot anal that way) and I can't really pick up where I left off without going back and re-reading and re-editing stuff I've already written. So, by the time I got to the end the first time, I'd already done a lot of editing. A lot. I figured I was nearly done. Practically finished. (This is where [read] Keywords:
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I felt the explosion before I actually heard it (part 2 of publishing a book)
Fri, Sep 21st 2012 8:22a   Scott Good
I started writing my book seven years ago, in 2005, with those nine words. I felt the explosion before I actually heard it. They were literally the first words I typed and, amazingly, after six years of admittedly on and off writing, and another fourteen months doing eight full edits of the book, that line is still the opening sentence. Almost everything else has changed or been reworked or rearranged but that line has somehow remained both in place and intact. It's still there, I guess, be [read] Keywords:
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My book is now available!
Mon, Sep 17th 2012 9:22a   Scott Good
After much too much time writing, and editing, and worrying, my book Loss of Control is finally available. Yay! Originally titled The Clause (see my original post from about a year ago, below) it is a mystery/suspense story about Jake Berwyn, an amateur racing driver who blames himself for the violent death of his best friend, David Reid. After discovering that David's accident was no accident, Jake becomes determined to identify his friend's killer. His efforts embroil him in a plot which [read] Keywords: development
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Looking for a few good men (or ladies)...
Wed, Jun 13th 2012 9:49a   Scott Good
I have a really interesting problem I'm trying to solve and that I could use some help with. It has to do with a new device I'm trying to figure out how to build which would track the performance of racing cars while they are on-track, in real time. A small team of us have already solved some of the core problems and have built a prototype of the device, but there are a number of important related problems left to solve. And, for that, I'm turning to...maybe you. Let me say up front that [read] Keywords: application database wireless
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The View's Admin/Dev 2012 conference
Mon, Jun 4th 2012 2:06p   Scott Good
A few weeks ago I spent a few days in Washington, DC (well, okay, technically it was Arlington, Virginia, but you get the idea) at The View's Admin/Dev conference renewing friendships and speaking on a range of getting-you-ready-for-XPages topics. I promised to post the presentations and the demo databases. You can find them here: CSS and HTML JavaScript for LotusScript developers (no demo db for this) Server-Side JavaScript for the Timid Enjoy! [read] Keywords: admin lotusscript xpages css javascript server
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A renewed National Championship
Mon, Sep 12th 2011 7:05a   Scott Good
This year has been one of limited racing for me but this past Thursday, Friday and Sunday were the NASA National Championships at Mid-Ohio. As the trophy above (on the right) shows, I was fortunate enough to win my second National Championship (the first was in 2008) in spite of spinning off the track early and having to start all over from the back of the field. If you are bored enough to be interested, you can watch the race here: http://www.speedcasttv.com/#/races/243 The GTS broadcast sta [read] Keywords:
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Finally! My book is "done"
Mon, Jul 25th 2011 9:42a   Scott Good
After something like six years of dragging it out, I've finally finished the first draft of my first novel, The Clause. At 100,000 words, it shouldn't have taken this long. Really, I've probably written that much in magazine articles in that same time but, somehow, this has been an on-again, off-again passion. Over the first six months of this year, however, I finally got more serious about it and, since February, wrote the final 50,000 words. Doesn't say a lot for my production over the [read] Keywords:
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Lotusphere 2011 presentations
Sat, Feb 12th 2011 6:22a   Scott Good
Lotusphere 2011 was better than ever. If you weren't there, I'm sorry for you as we saw the many technologies which have been introduced over the last few years mature and congeal into a sensible, usable whole. My contribution to the event was a series of presentations. If you are interested in copies of the final versions presented, they are attached below. JMP302 HTML and CSS Master Class JMP303 JSON in client- and server-side code Master Class BP202 You can't fix ugly (how to make a gr [read] Keywords: lotusphere xpages applications css server
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Great racing video
Wed, Dec 15th 2010 9:20a   Scott Good
Thanks to Jim Child for pointing me to this excellent racing video. It's Scott Goodyear driving a 944 in the Rothman's Cup races back in the day. He starts 21st, last, because of qualifying issues but does not stay there long. Great racing. Thanks, Jim! [read] Keywords: application
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GTS Winter Update II – Tweaking your car
Fri, Dec 3rd 2010 10:20a   Scott Good
First published November 24, 2009, this is the second in a series of letters I wrote to the Great Lakes Region's NASA GTS drivers on the subject of becoming faster and better racing drivers. I am posting it here, along with the others that went with it, in response to a number of recent requests to make them available again. Hello again, In my last Winter letter, I talked about driving more smoothly and how you could practice on the street this winter to improve your driving on the track [read] Keywords:
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GTS Winter Update I -- Tips for Going Faster
Fri, Dec 3rd 2010 10:01a   Scott Good
First published October 29, 2009, this is the first of a series of letters I wrote to the Great Lakes Region's NASA GTS drivers on the subject of becoming faster and better racing drivers. I am posting it here, along with the others that went with it, in response to a number of recent requests to make them available again. GTS Winter Update I -- Tips for Going Faster Greetings, Well, it's started. The Great Lakes Winter Break, our five (or so) months of recovery from racing. Or is that wit [read] Keywords:
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Video games, anyone?
Tue, Sep 14th 2010 7:43a   Scott Good
I got an e-mail yesterday from John Zemon of A Part Above, one of my racing sponsors. It seems that another of his customers, Seth Pogacich, had taken it upon himself to recreate my race car in Forza Motorsports, the video game. Here's a sample: It's missing the wing (Seth says he can't get it to let him add it), but damn that looks amazingly good. Right down to all the right sponsor and contingency stickers. Thanks, Seth, for sending these. You made my day! [read] Keywords:
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Modal XPages SSJS dialogs the easy way
Thu, Aug 12th 2010 10:14a   Scott Good
p.inlineCode {margin-left: 30px; color: blue;} XPages brings a lot of really interesting technology and capabilities to the table for web (and for that matter, Notes) developers. In the middle of all that goodness, however, are some really basic things that are shockingly hard to do. For instance, modal dialogs from Server-Side JavaScript (SSJS). From the research I've done, there is probably, possibly, pretty sure, MAYBE a way to do modal dialogs with Dojo. Well, sure, of course there's a [read] Keywords: admin domino notes xpages applications css dojo javascript server




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