Posts in category 'careerbreak'

    • If I’m asked what I accomplished on my break, the first thing I’ll list is using my iFixit kit to repair the shoulder buttons on my old Nintendo DS Lite (easy repair, corroded contacts in the micro switches). Why? Because it was there.

    • So I’ve been plugging away at a little side project for kicks. I haven’t written code for a month, now, due to other issues and distractions but I have been thinking about it, and it occurs to me how novel that is: without the pressure of deadlines I can actually spend time thinking about the problem, ensuring I build the right thing first, without the pressure to deliver the fast wrong answer.

  • Turning the page

    After 21 years in my job at INVIDI I realized I needed a change, and in that moment of change, some space to reflect.

    The beginning

    Twenty-one years.

    For many of the folks I know, twenty-one years is a long time in a career, let alone in a single company.

    But the strange thing is that, while on the resume it looks like I’ve had just the one job, in reality I had the great fortune to have experienced a remarkably diverse series of roles, and it seemed like every time I started to get a little antsy, a little bored, in need of a change, INVIDI offered me another opportunity, another challenge, another path to walk.

    And it has been quite the journey, though one that has come to its natural end.

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