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Work archive

From the early days as an IT Technician to my first web developer role, going self-employed for the first time, managing a team of developers and going back and forth to office work before ultimately realising I'm "unemployable" and returning to running my own business as a WordPress freelancer. The entire history of my work roles and all the pros and cons of working for myself can be found in here.

 |  Geek, Work

9lbs and an AMD Athlon 64 X2

Things have been a little slow lately because I had last week off work. Actually, that’s a lame excuse, you’d think that’d make me blog more… Anyway, apart from being told I’m short-sighted last week we also had an incident with the car (Karl explains…

 |  Work

Need a 25 Hour Day

E-mails, notes, work, script changes, plugins, tutorials, a half-finished review, phpFanBase, the qbee, fanlistings, link changes, CMS, friends, birthdays, questions, forums.. argh! Everything is creeping up on me and I’m finding it impossible to organise myself. Time is my worst enemy it seems. If I…

 |  Home & Garden, Work

Daytime Torture

According to Wikipedia, the United Nations Convention Against Torture defines torture as: any act by which severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental, is intentionally inflicted on a person So why is there no mention of daytime television in this article? I’m serious. I’ve…

 |  Geek, Work

Casual Kinda Girl

I went to work this morning in my jeans and a t-shirt (as is the norm) — came home at lunch to get changed into something a little smarter for a meeting, and then changed back into my jeans this evening. Some might say that…

 |  Work

Dealing With Support

There are days when I’d rather deal with a million awkward clients, than have to send yet another e-mail to a support team. Argh! Don’t get me wrong, I’m often quick to jump on others for getting nasty with support because I’ve been there… sat…

 |  Work

Bad Eating Habits

I am developing — or rather, re-developing — bad eating habits. In my old icky job my working hours were regimented. Coffee breaks were virtually timed to the second, and after stumbling up and down several flights of stairs all morning I’d worked off my…

 |  Misc, Work

Feeling of Relief

I am feeling just a little bit relaxed this evening. Work has finished and I don’t have to worry about it again until January 2nd. Don’t get me wrong, I still love my job, but these past couple of weeks have been very busy. It’s…

 |  Work

Shitty Customer Service

I don’t think ‘net based companies realise how frickin’ irritating it is when they deliver really crap customer service (or in some cases, none at all!) When I’m dealing with a company for my own personal use it’s not such a big deal, but if…

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