Laptop User 1

If you haven’t used an instant messenger, raise your hand.  Put it down, I can’t see it and you just made yourself look silly.

Most people today have used some form of instant messaging, whether it’s through a downloaded application or through Facebook, communication has never quite been the same since this technology came out in the 1990s.

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I was wondering how easily it would be to get paid from a free lancing company like Elance and now I know.  After completing the work last Thursday, I received the check today from the company.  That’s pretty quick!

So, now I’m out there again looking for jobs that an be done, and wondering what the next gig I get will be.  I am also curious as to how follow-up work is done.  The company I just finished working for said that they’d have a phase 2.  I wonder if I have to bid, or whether they’ll just come to me!

keyboard work

One of the things that I’ve wanted to do for some time was to free lance.  The romantic notion that one could code from home, in their spare time no less, and make money has always been something that’s appealed to me.

I guess that’s partly because of the way I’m wired.  I’m a family guy, and having children and a family I believe that I should be spending time with them, and you can’t do that effectively if you’re married to a job or making long distance commutes.

So, when I lost my job last winter, and again this summer, I took it as an opportunity to get a chance to try out the realm of freelancing and see if my skills were something that were in demand and if there was money to be made that way.

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My day job is writing software for companies.  I’ve written code for the web, for software applications, and I’ve dabbled a little in theme programming in WordPress.

What you’ll find here is:

  • In depth talk about some of the programming problems that I’m working on.
  • Helpful hints I’ve learned along the way.
  • Links to technology articles that I find of interest.
  • And my own pursuit to find a new job.

Hopefully it’ll be of interest, be useful, or at least be entertaining.  I can’t guarantee that something will be here every day, but who knows, I’ve tried this kind of thing internally before, and perhaps I’ll actually write here more than the other sites?

So sit back, grab your favorite browser (Firefox, please) and away we’ll go.