I struggle a lot between the type of work I want to do, the type of work I currently have to do, and how to find time and energy to produce the work I want to do late at night or early in the morning with those small flakes of time I can scrape away … Continue reading What if it were easy?
I'm a fan of fans. My office area gets stuffy in the afternoon, and a cool electric breeze is nice. I was in need of a new desk fan and happened to be on an empty floor of our building. We were told that anything there (tech manuals, power strips, office supplies) was up for … Continue reading The Five R’s – Reduce, Reuse, Repair, Repurpose, and THEN Recycle
I just realized that I haven't taken the time yet to notate my goals for 2015. Time to remedy that. In the past, I've often been guilty of biting off more than I can chew in regard to goal setting. Being spread so thin in so many directions at once is little more than setting … Continue reading It’s (beyond) Time for my 2015 Goals!!!
Many of the companies I'd like to work for are very interested in the lives of their employees. As an exercise in visualizing my success in being hired by one of them, I'm taking the questions one company used for their most recent new hire introduction and I'm answering them myself now in anticipation of … Continue reading Introducing David Galloway
Customer service often has a bad rap these days. The title itself makes most of us immediately think of horrible corporate call centers dealing with irate customers. There is a better way--progressive tech companies like Zappos, Automattic, and Buffer live by their core values in how they treat both employees and customers. Automattic, the company … Continue reading Customer Service doesn’t always have to be a dead-end job
I'm an infrequent personal blogger. This seems odd, since for almost two years I made part of my living writing for Lifehacker writing 15 posts per weekend, but when it comes to my personal blog I clamp down and only share when I believe I have something of great worth. This period was great to … Continue reading Acceptance of occasional banality
I'm trying to figure out what I should do with my life. I have a few vague notions (I don't want to sell anything bought or processed, or buy anything sold or processed, or process anything sold, bought, or processed, or repair anything sold, bought, or processed.), I know the kinds of things I'm interested … Continue reading In Five Years
Art by zinodaur.com Bob Marley said that. Just as I wrote that I randomly associated that quote with Nelson Mandela's recent death and saw how that quote applied to him too. Maybe it's a somewhat racist comparison? I'm not struggling under "white man's burden" but life does seem to be a big struggle right now. … Continue reading Free Your Mind and Your Ass Will Follow