The First Time I Really Gave a Shit About My Career

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When I graduated college (OMGWTFBBQ is that… so lucky…) I wasn’t completely sure what I was going to do with my life. I had a few job opportunities but also had experience working on my own projects and doing contract work. “Entrepreneurship” wasn’t even part of my literal vocabulary though.

Ultimately I made one of the worst decisions of my life, career-wise at least, took some terrible advice and accepted a full-time role in a NOC working on Cisco routers. I was fired in less than 90 days (thankfully).

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An Audience of None

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Where is everyone…

There are few things more humbling than showing up at a Meetup that you started and realizing that you might be the only one who’s going to show.

It’s a bit scary, it’s embarrassing, and on a bad day (or any day for that matter) it can make you pretty pissed. I mean, I hate wasting time just like everyone else does and at this very moment that’s really all I’m thinking about.

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Roenne, Vlogging

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I love her small crystal bunny.

Obviously we’re a technology-centric family at home and so it’s no surprise that my two daughters are exploring more and more what technology means and how to use and apply it.

Something that’s been fascinating to watch is my oldest become fascinated with video blogging; this is especially curious to me because it’s not something that I do regularly nor is it something that I find particularly fun.

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On Selling eBooks

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It might sound strange but I am honestly not a super-fan of eBooks despite the fact that I have created a handful of them myself (6-7 of these darn things!).

The last one I did is still actively for sale and I’ll get notices like the one above letting me know that I’ve sold another copy. This is passive income for me and has long-since given me a very healthy return on my initial investment.

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The End of a Project

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A Final Sketch.

Every other week I spend a few moments reviewing folders and files on my systems and doing system-wide maintenance, configuration, and pruning.

Examples of this include the insane amounts of photos that I take and moving these into backup folders both in the cloud and locally on physical hard drives.

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