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about stilldrey


about stilldrey

q: "why is everything lowercase?"

a: i was influenced by ee cummings and although you won't find any poetry here, it's written in the same style as some of his poems.

i carry your heart with me(i carry it in
my heart)i am never without it(anywhere
i go you go,my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,my darling)
i fear
no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want
no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)

edward estlin cummings

welcome.  my name is dan rey and i've been with microsoft for 4 and a half years.  i am an optimized desktop specialist in the midwest district (this year i'm primarily supporting illinois and indiana customers).  prior to joining microsoft i spent 5 years as a technical trainer and before training i was a consultant for 5 years.  i started at a help desk at the company my wonderful wife now works for and rose from the ranks to their lead network administrator during my first 5 years in corporate america.  i have been working in information technology for 19 years now, but have been into computers for about 27 years (ever since my dad purchased an ibm pc for our home when i was in middle school). 

this blog is a great way to learn tips and tricks about microsoft windows and it's also a way to get to know a little about me and the influences in my life (besides computers, gadgets, software and technology) like bicycling, music and movies.  i'm also going to begin populating the other places that i get technical content from on the internet.

i'm dedicating this blog to my good friend edward green - edward started with me at microsoft on october 31, 2005.  on december 21st, 2009 edward passed away from a brain tumor.  he had been fighting valaintly for the past 3 1/2 years.  in the little time we knew each other, edward had a profound influence on me and i think of him often.  my prayers are with his family.