Work

Keep life priorities in balance: Check.

In my personal life, I’ve always been one to prefer spontaneity over structure; relaxation over regulation. For a long time, I’ve clung to that at home as a way to compensate for all the organization that’s crucial in my work. But this summer, I’ve been trying something more deliberate to keep a balanced daily life. Every day after work, I make sure to do a few things: Continue reading

Dev Team

At my College of Business job, I recently moved from the security team lead position to an application development one. I’m really happy about the switch- I’ve been trying to get into a development role for about 10 months – but now I’m entering the nitty-gritty, “oh-god-I-don’t-know-these-languages” world. It’s an all-Microsoft shop, so I’ll be picking up some C# and ASP .NET pretty soon here.

So far, it’s been interesting trying to learn by fixing pre-written apps instead of building them from scratch. Not my learning method of choice, but it does let me see the results of my actions more quickly. Also, project scale and dependencies are way larger and more complex than anything I’ve done freelancing for small business customers. Welcome to the enterprise, eh?

But I’m in a job where my brain is tickled, I like the work, and I’ll know a lot more coming out of it. That makes for a happy Zeke.

(now if only I actually knew the languages I’m using…)