After experiencing issues first hand, I made a write-up on how to recover lost emails and/or contacts in Mozilla Thunderbird.
What does it mean to be a professional? Does it mean that you have some sort of more valuable opinion on a subject than I? Does it mean you are better at it than I am? Why do people love to say they are a professional at something as if it gives them some sort of credibility? Does being a professional at something make you better at it than anyone else? Pro – fes – sion – al : 1) adjective – following an occupation as a means of livelihood or for gain. 2) noun – a person who is expert at his or her work. The problem with words like this, in the English language, is that they have two radically different definitions which people interchange so that it suits them. Taking the first definition above, I would be able to call myself a professional web developer/designer, a professional […]
In my relatively short career, I have been what most people consider fairly successful. I am not rich, I do not have a six-figure income, and I am not self-employed. I am self-made though, and I do have a very fulfilling job which I am proud to do. As such, I thought I might take some time to share with you some of my choices throughout life, and how they have affected me, and my career. I should preface this by saying that my ultimate goal is to work for myself, and successfully run a business, preferably some sort of website that people enjoy using. Short of attaining that lofty dream, however, I feel my conventional career path has been a successful one. My goals in career development are independent of my overall life dreams and goals, which I work on in parallel, using my free time. Developing a Career […]
As I have been working on my new design, I have realized something: Doing web development sucks. Flat out, sucks. I have deep compassion for those of you who actually decided to do this for a living. As much of a perfectionist as I am, I could not do this job on a daily basis. I closed the doors of my web design business years ago for this reason, and this reason alone. If you thought dealing with your own tastes and perfectionist ways was difficult, try dealing with someone else’s. Most people who design sites, who are not professionals, design it to look nice in whatever browser they are using at the time, with whatever settings they have turned on or off, at the time (see MySpace). This is a perfect example of the old saying ignorance is bliss. If I could develop websites all day to work on a […]
I am very anal when it comes to staying organized. I obsess over very small things and I am constantly making to-do lists, or managing things on a calendar. I offload as many standard things I would otherwise have to remember, such as bill due dates, onto a calendar system. I find my day to day life is much more enjoyable when I can put my faith into other systems for remembering when things are due. If you can trust your calendar to remind you when a bill is due, that leaves your brain open to focus on other, more important things. My biggest issue with staying organized has always been related to the world of computers, however. As much as they help, they tend to make an obsessive person such as myself want to have access to everything from everywhere, since something like a calendar is only useful when […]