In the most unexpected way, my career undertook a major change this month. For the past two years, I’ve managed two major web projects for Envato: GraphicRiver and FreelanceSwitch. As of last week, I no longer manage those sites. The bosses approached me in early February and offered me the opportunity for a job that allows me to more fully return to my interests in writing and media publications.… Read more.
Last week, I talked about how I have been reading more since I was gifted a Kindle. If you’re a reader like me, that means your library of books can quickly grow unwieldly. Luckily, the Kindle comes equipped with user-defined “collections” which allows you to sort your library into manageable categories or tags.… Read more.
For our first anniversary in November, Levi bought me my very first e-reader device, an Amazon Kindle. The fact that I hadn’t owned one yet is pretty amazing–I’m the kind of geek girl who picks up gadgets soon after release, especially if it’s for an activity I already do a lot of like reading.… Read more.
It’s drilled into our brains: do what you love, and the rest will follow. Do you love your work? What does it mean to love your work? More importantly, why do you love it?
It being Valentine’s weekend, it’s as good a time as any to reflect upon what it means to love your work.… Read more.
I came to the realization the other day that I’ve been dabbling in World of Warcraft, on and off, for five, going on six, years. After some basic math on my subscription time, I realized that included over a thousand dollars spent on subscriptions and expansions, at least 352 levels across a dozen or more characters, and more hours spent than I even want to consider.… Read more.
So, what do you do?
That’s pretty much the question that defines the average working American professional. The required answer should be brief and easy to grasp: “I’m a designer for BigBoxCompany.” “I’m a developer for ABC Corps.” Short, simple, easy to grasp.… Read more.
We’re a geek marriage.
Our first date was watching pirated Doctor Who episodes over chinese take-out. My husband, Levi, will gleefully recall how, evidentially, the sexiest thing I ever said to him was “Can we play a round of Halo when we get home?” We stand in line for up-coming releases together.… Read more.
As a web worker, you develop a special relationship with your computer. You name it, you talk to it, you spend more time curled up with your screen than you do your spouse. The applications you use on your computer can be either the biggest help or the biggest hinderance to your work.… Read more.