Microsoft's Position Disappointing
Re: Microsoft's stance on MCSE title.
After reading about Microsoft's sanctioned misuse of the
term "engineer" in its MCSE designation, I was
left with a very uneasy feeling. It seems to me that Microsoft
concluded the risk to its business was small enough that
it can put the general public in potential danger.
Yes, this may be blowing things out of proportion and I'm
sure Microsoft didn't really mean to say it, but that is
what this issue appears to distill down to.
Microsoft's stance on this issue is disappointing. I expected
more from one of the largest corporations in the world.
My fear is that this kind of behaviour is becoming more
of the norm than the exception.
Steven Solie, P.Eng.
more information about the event here)
On Feb. 19, 2002, Alex Slukynski, E.I.T., 26 years old,
tragically lost his life in a car accident. Following Alex's
death, his colleague at Colt Engineering (Joseph Dallaire)
planted a seed for our project when he approached the City
of Fort Saskatchewan with the idea of revitalizing a playground
in Alex's memory. Coincidently, the park that the city suggested
happens to be the Elks Park where Alex spent his childhood
playing. The existing equipment in this 20-year-old playground
does not meet current safety standards and was scheduled
Our goal is to provide a revitalized, safe and fun playground
that will greatly benefit the community as well as recognize
a young man's exceptional spirit. Constructing a playground
meeting today's safety codes costs an estimated $150,000.
Only with the support of the community will this goal be
To make this dream a reality, a fundraising campaign has
begun in conjunction with Colt Engineering, the City of
Fort Saskatchewan and The Elks Club. On April 5 we are holding
a silent auction. Donations from your membership for this
event would be greatly appreciated, and so would attendance
(see General Events Calendar HOTLINK HERE). The generosity
of donors will be publicly acknowledged at the social event
as well as in the media.
If you have any questions about this project, please do
not hesitate to contact Joseph Dallaire (403) 537-8255 or
Carol and Nancy at (780) 998-2390. Thank you very much for
your time and consideration.
Alex Slukynski Memorial Playground Planning Committee