Right now I’m really hating my creativity.
Not so much the creativity, I suppose, but the fact I keep my brain turned on when I just need to let my body do the work. That’s something I struggle with from time to time – I’ll scope out a project, jam on it and then get halfway through and realize I could make it better/faster/stronger if I tweaked this. Or rewrote that. Or restructured the data store. Or… Or… Or…
Don’t get me wrong – the original would work fine and do what it’s supposed to do (and then some). But I have trouble leaving well enough alone, and I’m always looking for Continue reading Above and Beyond
For the vast majority of my professional career I didn’t take vacations. In fact, I can’t remember the last time I took an entire week off of work and didn’t check e-mail or take phone calls. Part of that we could call “dedication” and “loyalty”; part of it is a complete lack of any sort of work-life balance. And a last part probably had something to do with the fact that I loved what I did, even if I needed out because I’d been doing it so long.
But regardless, the Continue reading Slackin’
I love to program.
OK, that’s not entirely true. What I love to do is solve problems, and I’m especially fond of that when it lets me stretch my programming fingers to make things work better.
Yes, I am a geek.
I love to take the high-level business requirements, so to speak, help guide the discussion to the best answer and then find the best resources to get the solution done (whether that’s me or someone else).
For example, Continue reading Bending To My Will