I kept a personal blog for a number of years. It fell by the wayside for a couple of reasons. It became a casualty to too much work. Issues with my hosting provider at the time made me take it offline altogether.
After making a career pivot last fall back to full-time employment, I decided I wanted to revisit some of my old writing. Restarting a personal blog then made more sense to me.
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I first want to state that I’m not averse to writing tests for full-time or contract positions. Yet, in today’s economy, my time at the keyboard is tied to billable work. A request to take a writing test came to me once from a company. Looking at the information they sent me, they could submit my output from this test to their client as a deliverable. All the while, I could be out time and money for the effort, and the company has gotten the work done for free.
Continue reading The case for paid projects, not free writing tests
I’ve come around on my feelings about G Suite after years of working in Microsoft Office-dominated organizations for years. My skepticism for the product has gone away as the user interface (UI) and user experience (UX) improves across the cross platform. One thing that I still think that Google has always gotten right is the ease of integration with G Suite and other cloud applications through the Google Apps Marketplace.
Here are my three favorite Google Apps integrations:
Continue reading My 3 favorite G Suite Integrations