Category Archives: Career

Staying home for the night

&*%$ you and all of your @#*!% opinions! There, now that I’ve established my credibility, let’s get started. I installed Ubuntu recently on a virtual machine. It was insanely easy. Pointed VMWare at the .iso then went back to entertaining … Continue reading 

Also posted in Conscientious Coding, Sundry | 4 Comments

Priority management, or “Why do you do that thing that you do?”

I hope this post doesn’t come across as contry-vershul as I expect it will. I do have a larger point to make. That said, I take comfort in the fact that I live in a country where laws are seen … Continue reading 

Also posted in Brownfield | 6 Comments

Consulting vs. Employee-hood, or “How to consider your options”

Before recently taking on my current two contracts, I flirted briefly with a position as an employee. In the end, I decided not to take the job on the grounds that they didn’t want to hire me and it made … Continue reading 

Also posted in Working Remotely | 9 Comments

Becoming a better developer, or “How to sidestep a question”

This post is over a week in the making. I attended AltNetBeers #9 last week in London which is making a quick rise in my list of top developer-related events, big or small. And that’s not just because I got … Continue reading 


Protectionism via self-improvement

A couple of things have got protectionism on my mind. It comes up surprisingly often because the Bahamas seems to be, by and large, a protectionism nation. That is based solely on personal observation, not on any sort of fact-checking. … Continue reading 

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How to convince your boss to let you go to DevTeach

Having backed out of the conference this weekend (for reasons I can make up if you care enough), my travel schedule focuses instead on DevTeach next month. And having typed that sentence out, I can’t help wondering if my … Continue reading 


Career Opportunities in the Bahamas: Don’t get your hopes up yet

In response to numerous enquiries, I present: the reality of working the Bahamas. The part on living here will come maybe tomorrow but more likely next week. Before I start though, some background that will almost certainly break the mystique … Continue reading 


Wanted: IT Professionals to Create an Industry

There’s no getting around it. I live in the Bahamas and it’s about time I start accepting that fact. And one of the items that’s been on my to do list for a while now, nestled between "Lose ten pounds" … Continue reading 


Interview question: Tell me about your mother

The Hillbilly turns 36 today and for my birthday, each and every one of you is going to give me a present by listenin’ to a little story of when I was but a wee developer fresh out of codin’ … Continue reading 

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Goodwill and Career Security

Suppose I should have waited before pimping myself out yesterday because there actually is a decent post in this. And one that wouldn’t have required me to walk that awkward line ‘twixt soliciting the readers and trying not to appear … Continue reading 

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