Ron Sparks Solution Architect, Author, Poet


The Problem with Super-hero Developers


Throughout my career I have worked with some extremely talented and intelligent developers.  I have also, unfortunately, worked with some boneheaded developers who were barely able to create “Hello World” applications. I have worked with all kinds of developers.  There are pure developers who have no skills at analysis.  There are analysts who tinker enough to...

My Accident 09/16/2011 Explained


This blog post is for the insurance companies that may need a written statement from me.  I certify that to the best of my knowledge that this statement is factually correct and I have not knowingly or willingly misrepresented any facts either through lie or omission. On Friday, September 16, 2011 between 1930 and 1945 hours I was driving my 2006 Dodge Durango SLT East on Grant Road about 25...

We Lost The Baby


I have very sad news to impart.  Carey and I have lost the baby. Let me start from the beginning . . . and it’s better (easier), for me, to be in the third person as I write this because my heart is so heavy right now. . . He was in Washington, DC on business when Carey called.  His plane had just landed.  She was spotting, but it was the same day she was supposed to have had her period...

He Said: Is She Using Her Pregnancy to Get Out of Dirty Chores?


(note:  this whole blog is tongue-in-cheek and not meant to be taken seriously) Everyone knows I am giddy with happiness.  My wife is pregnant and we’re going to have a baby.  I am ready and willing to help and assist in any way I can.  I have been waiting on my lovely wife hand and foot since we found out last week she is pregnant. Still, I have to wonder how much of her lethargy and...

Kudos to


My good friend Tomomi over at Jazz’s Journal turned me on to the “star rating” system you see at the bottom of every post now. It allows you, the reader, to rate every post. Additionally, this feature will recommend entries that you may find interesting as well. This widget was developed by a company called Outbrain. They offer it for free to all bloggers. You don’t even...

Recent Changes to this Blog


I’ve overhauled this blog, as you may have noticed. Allow me to take a moment to detail out the new features and changes so you can take advantage of them: Features Star Ratings on Blog Posts At the bottom of each post is a 5-star rating. I encourage you to use this feature. The more ratings you enter, the better my content will be. Also, this widget will actively SUGGEST entries for you to...

Ron Sparks Solution Architect, Author, Poet

Ron Sparks

Ron Sparks is a technology professional, science fiction and fantasy author and poet living in Zurich, Switzerland. His latest book "ONI: Satellite Earth Series Book 1" is available on


A man of many passions, I lay claim to a myriad of interests and hobbies. Among them, I am an amateur astronomer, an avid motorcycle rider, a whiskey aficionado, a (poor) surfer, a scuba diver, a martial artist, a student of philosophy, a proponent of critical thinking, a technologist, an entrepreneur, a cancer survivor, and I harbor a lifelong love of science fiction and fantasy. Feel free to strike up a conversation on the social networks below.

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