How the Internet of Things is capturing our world

The Internet of Things has been trending buzzword for a few years now and it’s becoming a common phrase more and more. It a nutshell, it’s the connectivity of the world we live in and being fully connected to everything we own. Here is a short infographic I found at Continue reading

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LinkedIn and the quest to a million dollars.

I’ve been a LinkedIn member for several years now, in fact, I signed up on December 11th 2007 at 2:07 AM according to my profile dump. Which everyone is able to access, it’s interesting to look back and see what I spent my time doing. I remember using the question and answer section for the most part. It’s gone now but it was like Yahoo Answers, users could ask questions then those who reply would get badges and post flair depending on how helpful they were. I remember using the site to build traffic to the forum I was running at the time. It looks like I used it up until early 2009 and thinking back that totally makes sense. In 2009 I was running a popular high ranking niche site, I was working for a company out of LA and I had my first child, oh we had also moved to another house right about then. I just forgot about LinkedIn up until 2 months ago when I logged in on a whim and replied to a recruiter’s email. I’ve always had recruiters and headhunters contacting me about .NET, .ASP jobs and I just really don’t have any desire to go down that route again.why-linkedin
This time I replied back to a lady out of KC and long story short, I let her know that I needed to update my LinkedIn profile and resume if I was going to be serious about looking for a job. So fast forward 3 or 4 weeks, I’ve updated the profile, added several items that didn’t have a place before but do now, oh and I moved houses again and I’m having another baby!. So it’s been a busy few months this time around as well. I need to redo my resume but I’m pretty happy with the profile update right now. I rearrange my endorsements to reflect the job I’d really like to have and luckily enough I’ve had a few endorsement to help back them up. I did delete all or rather most of the .NET endorsements listed, lost 100’s of votes but why show it off if it’s not something I’ll be interested in doing in the future? Continue reading

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Don’t sweat the small stuff, keep your eye on the goal

Time is the only commodity that we have no control of, yet many of us don’t appreciate until we’ve wasted it away. I try to make the best use of my time but I’m still learning how to optimize my time management skills. I’m a big fan of the Google Keep app, I run it on my phone and it’s synced to the Chromebook and desktop. This app allows you to create a list, notes or I think you can sketch little drawings as well, I mainly use it for the list feature. Along with creating the TODO list I’ve found that you can’t get to overwhelmed if there are big ticket items that aren’t getting done. unnamedAt that point, I will break those off and create a smaller list which will eventually help me knock off the main task. I guess what I’m saying is that I’m busy, you’re busy, we’re all busy, but I’m trying to improve myself in a number of ways. I’m hoping that I’ll be able to post more on this blog, it’s always been my intention but as we all know, life is busy. I have a lot of things in the works, and so much has happened since my last post which may have been over a year ago! I have so much to write and share, it’s just a matter of forcing myself to take the time to write it out. Maybe a self-imposed 30-day challenge is required. I’ll be happy if I get a post off every 3 days or every other day, posting once a day would be amazing but we’ll just see how it goes.

So with that said, I’ll be back soon with some great content, have a good Thanksgiving everyone, please drive safe on the roads.

-Brandon

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