Work 🏒

  • Friend of mine encouraged me to see if work offered bereavement leave…and they do, three days for a Grandparent. Rather lucky to have stumbled into working for this kind of company. 😁πŸ₯Ί #MixedEmotions

  • Went to the office yesterday, in person, for the first time in over a year. No wonder I’m so exhausted today… 🀣 #WorkFromHome

  • I have a lovely cold and in the Daily Stand-Up today, the Product Owner suggested I sing “Smelly Cat” after the meeting. 🀣

  • Remote / Lunch

    As my position with my new employer is fully remote, I haven’t met the bulk of my co-workers in person. Truth be told, I’ve only met five other developers, along with one project owner…and to be completely honest, I knew three of them previously. πŸ˜† Still, even with remote work, … read more

  • Still Here

    Being rather lazy on a Saturday, snuggling with the puppy, watching The Nanny, and finagling with my new/old computer (a log story for another time)…and realized it’s been a rather long time since I posted anything here… It’s been an interesting six months since my last … read more

  • Battery Backup

    It isn’t often you’re able to test redundancy in your home set up but today, my power went out. I was in the middle of a meeting, sharing application support information with my current development team, when suddenly the lights went out in the basement (my home office is in the … read more

  • Two Weeks' Notice

    All good things must come to an end…and thus, I’ve just turned in my two weeks' notice to my current employer. I’ve grown so much as both a person and a developer…and I’ve met some incredible people but it’s time to move on. It’s a rather bittersweet feeling, leaving a … read more

  • Entry Level Mistake

    We (my employer) recently parted ways with a development vendor and yesterday I was combing through various repositories, cleaning up the nightmare that was their branching strategy (or lack thereof) when I stumbled across this little gem: Bad Code: Hard-coded passwords and a comment acknowledging … read more