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July 30, 2008  2:00 PM

Top 5 Reasons I Hate IT



Posted by: SJC
IT administration, IT careers, IT Management

After what seemed like a sleepless night I woke up in early morning thinking about my reasons for being involved in IT and what it means to me.  As with so many professions, I have discovered I have a "love / hate" relationship with IT.  Heres my top 5 list of why I hate...

July 30, 2008  1:06 PM

Top 5 Reasons I Love IT



Posted by: SJC
IT administration, IT careers, IT Management

I love my work!  I have always loved my work, although it hasn't always been in IT.  When I came into IT it was with a wealth of experience in business and entrepreneurship, with successes as well as failures.  Here is my list of the top 5 reasons I love IT!

  1. It is constantly...


June 30, 2008  2:19 AM

Work-Life Balance – No Measure of Cost



Posted by: SJC
Development, IT administration, IT careers, IT Management, work-life balance

An article which recently caught my eye entitled "5 signs your people don't have work-life balance" triggered my interest once again in blogging about this topic.  (


June 25, 2008  3:53 PM

Application Performance and Other Investigative Opportunities



Posted by: SJC
IT administration, IT Management, Networking, Security, Software Quality, Software testing

Sometimes I feel more like I'm a detective than programmer/analyst.  Fact is, I believe, that there has to be at least a little bit of detective in every IT person who has the opportunity to evaluate software applications and their sometimes strange behaviors. As an example of what I mean, I...


June 20, 2008  2:51 AM

The Technology Career – Demands and Observations



Posted by: SJC
IT administration, IT careers, IT Management, work-life balance

I read with dismay and a good deal of reflection a recent article entitled "Why women quit Technology Careers" and comments posted to the...


May 30, 2008  2:42 AM

Developer Responsibility, Ethics and Attitude



Posted by: SJC
Business Application Value, IT administration, IT Management

I have heard too many stories in my years as a developer, of clients being taken advantage of by either inept developers or downright unethical schemes used to enrich the pockets of the developer.  I remember being shocked when a developer I met with talked about his clients only in the sense of...


May 26, 2008  1:24 AM

Holiday Weekend Work and the Independent Developer



Posted by: SJC
Development, IT administration, Small Business Computing, Software testing

It seems I've often found myself in the position where a project I was working on required a concentrated effort on my part during a holiday weekend, and this Memorial Day weekend is no exception for me.  A long weekend is actually a time when I really do prefer to work with...


May 12, 2008  8:42 PM

Thoughts on the Career Software Developer and IT



Posted by: SJC
IT administration, IT Management, Software application development, Software Quality

Ron Richards in his post "The career software developer..." alludes to the observation that "...it is not surprising to discover that there are more people scoping, managing, testing and supporting the work of software developers than there are software developers."  I would have to say that I...


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