April 1st: So the stay at home order isn’t an elaborate April Fools joke?

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I’ve always been a fan of April Fool’s Day since I was a kid. This year I wish I could say the same. Unfortunately, the stay at home order until June 10th in my state is real and not some elaborate April Fools joke like I had hoped when I woke up this morning.

Here’s how I occupied myself today:

  • I continue to remain thankful for a job that lets me work from home.
  • The usual round of work conference calls and got some draft reviews complete and sent back in.
  • Worked on some personal and professional writing projects as I hold on to the false hope that I can write my way through self-isolation.
  • Cleaned up my (personal) Atlassian account because I want to finish building a workspace of my writing samples.

The days are bleeding together and time feels out of whack. I was late for a call today with a co-worker.

How was your April Fool’s Day in self-isolation?

The center of continuous technical education must be you

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I’ve come to realize the importance of working in environments where continuous technical education is imperative to the success of projects and overall company health.
We live in a world that harps on the value of work/life balance. I have no arguments with balance but technical learning needs to be an integral part of that balance.
Yet, keeping abreast of the latest technologies should be the responsibility of the employee not always the employer. We live in a web-enabled world where new apps and services are accessible via download or through a trial account.
Today, accessibility to new technologies is too easy especially compared to when I started in the IT industry.
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