Musing: Working for Companies in Financial Trouble

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Your employer is having financial problems. There is a lot of pressure to do “more with less”, to pull together and “do the deals”, close the sales before end of quarter. But really, what do you owe your employer in the modern era ? What is best for you ? This situation is one where the modern paradigm of fail fast, fail often and fail early applies.

Response: Getting the most out of HAProxy (The Passing of Network Load Balancing)

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Network engineers should know by now that hardware load balancers are not a long term career option. In addition to virtual appliances and Open vSwitch (included in VMware NSX) replacing them, there are a number of application load balancers like HAProxy that make them obsolete. Here is Twilio taking about their implementation: This is the […]

◎ Home Office Furniture – Chair, Lights & Audio Are Vital

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It’s becoming more acceptable for people to work from home. I’m finding that it’s even expected that working at home will be more productive than being in an office (what a turnaround that is!).Now that I think about it, my last three employers over the last eighteen months did not offer me a desk at all (I sat at whatever desk was free or a hot desk area).

Which leads to thoughts of what sort of furnishing should a home office have ? Plus Ethan & I have been discussing the topic in the last month or so.

Response: The Tech Interview – Your Resource For Finding And Keeping Meaningful Work in Tech

Two people who I completely respect have setup a blog specifically to discuss careers in technology. Paul Stewart & John Harrington are both network veterans and committed to helping people. Please tell everyone about it. The Tech Interview is a site dedicated to the career aspects of technology. There are unique challenges for individuals in […]