Category Archives: Work

Interview Feedback

Having secured my demotion 😉 I asked some of the interview pannel to provide feedback on my presentation / interview. Persentation Strategy and Style A risky strategy, but it worked – ND Liked it – ND Personally enjoyed it – … Continue reading

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Professional Profile 2009

I am a business solutions provider, focused on providing robust information services that add value to my client’s business. I believe that good technical solutions can empower both front-line and support personnel to focus on delivering their objectives rather than … Continue reading

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My Strengths

According to the Clifton Strengths Finder, my top 5 strengths are: Learner Intellection Ideation Analytical Connectedness

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The Hazards of Programming

Every occupation has its hazards. Including mine. Apparently, I use language differently from other people. Recently, I gave a talk on a programming task I had been working on. It took me quite a while to figure out why people kept sniggering every time … Continue reading

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Professional Recognition

Back in 2003, I was a key member of a 3-strong IT team that served a department of 200 users within a Local Authority. That same year, the Society of Information Technology Management undertook a survey of Local Authority IT … Continue reading

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Visual Studio Fonts and Colors

Some developers are really rather fussy about the way their code looks in the IDE. Instead of getting on with the job, they spend a lot of time messing about to get their environment just-so. It looks as though I am in good … Continue reading

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Possibilities for Training

Some time ago, I realised that it is no good relying on my employer to look after my training and development needs. I am fortunate enough to work for an organisation that takes these issues seriously, but even so, they are ultimately my … Continue reading

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Answers to Microsoft Interview Questions

I have not actually been interviewed by Microsoft (yet), but here are some of the answers I’d like to give to some of the questions that they’ve been known to ask: Why is a manhole cover round? Don’t you mean a person-hole cover? … Continue reading

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Cold Soup

The contractor who does the catering for our office has a new policy on soup: to serve it cold.

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Coughs and Sneezes: Advice from my Employer

Today, my employer published some helpful advice on preventing coughs and sneezes.

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