David A. Olsen
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Everyone has a story to tell, and in this day and age, the preferred medium is the internet. But, not only do I have a story to tell about myself, but those that I have been fortunate to meet have stories that I believe are worth telling.There is also a need for historical information for collectors of Christopher Radko ornaments. But, that is for another section of this site. Check there if you are only looking for information on Christmas ornaments!
The short story - always the best way to go - is that my life partner and I live in Woodinville, WA. We both work at Microsoft and have for sometime. We both were originally testers, but have both made the change to program management. Rob has since become a program manager focused on accessibility and in October 2003 I moved into the role of a program manager in release management. Release management is the process of taking a product through various stages of development to the point where it is released to the web or to manufacturing. This entails working with many different groups and can be challenging at times!
In July of 2007 I moved to release management in the SQL sustained engineering group. For those that do not know anything about SQL, basically it is a data management and analysis software running which manages mission critical data. I really like my new team and the work that I am doing. I am doing some analysis of how we support new features and doing a web site update to the different sites that we maintain. In doing the web work I am learning a lot about all of our projects as well as learning some new applications and getting paid to do it! What more can a guy ask for - learning and being paid to do it!
Outside of work, Rob and I both appreciate Asian artwork and antiques as well as Southwest American traditions and artwork. Our home reflects that wide diversity of style, yet it is pleasing to us and our friends.
We have also been working on our yard and if you enjoy gardening, I would strongly suggest that you view the section of the site called Woodinville Pond. There you will find information photos and some information detailing the process of transforming our yard into our retreat.We both also enjoy the holiday seasons. As an expression of that appreciation, I started collecting ornaments designed by Christopher Radko in the fall of 1997. I have learned much about them and in that process found that there is not one central source of information for the Radko collector. That is another reason for this site. You can see some of the decorations that we have done here.
Years ago I used to do photography and it is something that I have always enjoyed. Now, with digital cameras and no cost of developing other than time, I have been returning to photography. With our yard, and so much around the northwest, it is a great hobby. In the process I am learning more about color management on computers, applications and so much more. It is a great way to get outside and enjoy the wonder that has been given to us and to learn about so many different things related to computing!
I tend to be a nature/outdoors photographer. People tend to clutter up the pictures in my opinion. But, there are times that I like to get some of those shots where people do not know that they are being photographed. If you are going to do people, those are the best ones to get. Be sure to check out some of my photos.
You are invited to spend some time viewing the site and learning about a wide diversity of information that impacts my life story. Within each section, you will find subsections of information. Take time to view each area, and come again!