Hi. I’m Dean Waye.

I find myself wondering what-if and why-not (and how). And I do that a lot.

I was the kid in school who was always writing down advertising slogans for not-yet-started companies, practicing and refining phrases (and answers) in my head, even talking to myself. I still do all that today.

Though I wasn’t the kid who drew stuff. Never could.

For most of my adult life, I have worked in IT, first as a programmer, then as an architect, manager, and project manager. Mostly in the software development world, but also telecom, and a great many industries, and my clients have included many of the best known companies in the world. I moved from Canada to America in 1998, and became a citizen in 2007. It turned out to be a great choice. I now live outside Winston-Salem / Greensboro, North Carolina, with my wife and two daughters.

I post here about twice a week. My long form articles are either about companies you know and the things they could do better, or connect-the-dot articles about “unrelated” facts and ideas of modern life and how they affect us. My short form articles are usually about travel-related items, especially hotels, airlines and the TSA, and are typically written during trips.

I can also be found on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. Or email me. My not-yet-active other blog is here.

Blog Details

My blog is built on and hosted by WordPress.com, and if it looks a little cleaner than others it’s because I pay them to keep ads off the site. My theme is a slightly customized version of P2 by Automattic, a stock theme provided by WordPress. The images come either from my Sprint HTC Evo cell phone, or from a very useful free service called Zemanta.

The cartoon image you see on this blog came from the entertaining MadMenYourself.com image generator, and you can take my word on this, it looks EXACTLY like me. Ask anyone.

Legal Stuff

This my personal blog. The opinions that I express here do not necessarily represent those of my employer, Openet Telecom, nor any of their customers. The information I provide is on an as-is basis. I make no representations as to accuracy, completeness, currentness, suitability, or validity of any information on this blog and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its use.

-dean