Archive for September, 2012

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For non-technologists, this is all a black box. That is a great success of technology: all those layers of complexity are entirely hidden and people can use them without even knowing that they exist at all. That is the reason why many people can find computers so frustrating to use: there are so many things that can possibly go wrong that some of them inevitably will, but the complexity goes so deep that it’s impossible for most users to be able to do anything about any error.

Jean-Baptiste Queru

Busy, Busy, Busy

If you haven’t figured it out based on the post title, I’ve been…slightly busy lately. I have a feeling that the mileage on my degree is limited, so I’m headed back to school this semester to work toward a BBA in an effort to remain marketable; I’m really looking forward to some form of managerial work, and I can hardly move on in my career without the right papers. I hate it, but it is what it is.

In addition to that, some exciting changes are happening at work; unfortunately, I’m not allowed to discuss what exactly that entails, but I can say that it is an increase in my responsibilities, widens the scope of what I do (to the point of leaving my primary area of interest in some cases), and will only add to my skill set in the long run. Yes indeed, this is a great time to be alive–in some instances.

In addition to that, I’ve been thinking about future opportunities as a freelance developer/designer. What that might mean, I haven’t quite pinned down as of right now, but I’d like to continue doing what I love most even while I’m shifting my long term focus.

The process of sorting all of this out is going to take a lot longer than I’d prefer.

The source.