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How To: Select The Perfect Coffee Shop For Your Freelancing Needs

Moving back to Seattle and transitioning to freelance work has given me some much needed insight into a couple of things. First and foremost—Seattle has a metric shit-ton of coffee shops. I know, technical terms and all that, but seriously, in my neighborhood…let’s say within 1/2 mile from my front door…there are 14. If that’s …

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That’s Not What “Destroy the Data” means…

Or, Tales From The Help Desk, Ch. 3. Our remote office mailed us 2 .45 slugs. As with most of the stories in this series, this happened when I was running the hardware team at a decent size, D.C.-based consulting organization. One of our branches was a software development company that we had acquired some …

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“You just deleted a live fileserver, huh?”

Or, Tales From The Help Desk Ch 2. For our next installment in the Tales From The Help Desk series, let’s take a look at one of my all time favs. OK, “fav” may set the wrong tone. It’s more of a “hands-down the most idiotic maneuver I’ve ever seen” kind of thing. Since the …

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5 Fascinating Lessons I’ve Learned as a Career Jumper

I’m a freelance writer. I used to be the IT guy. After much hemming and hawing about what to write about here, I’d like to start with some lessons I’ve learned over my first year as a freelance creative. Truthfully, many of these lessons came to light when I was still in IT, it seems …

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