80 Percenter

Looks like a book I'll have to add, Let My People Go Surfing, to my shelf.

I’ve always thought of myself as an 80 percenter. I like to throw myself passionately into a sport or activity until I reach 80 percent proficiency level. To go beyond that requires an obsession and degree of specialization that doesn’t appeal to me.

(Via 80 Percenter.)



I agree with Jeff Gruber regarding all the hullabaloo around the iPhone software updating breaking the phones.  I don’t like his analogy but I agree with his sentiment.  Apple did not intentionally break hacked iPhones.  These hacked phone users knowingly screwed with the product ( in violation their warranty ) and Apple gave them fair warning that said “modifications” may break the device when the patch was applied. My analogy is this:  You buy a low-end Honda Civic and drive it home.  A month later you decide that what you really want is a sports car so you surf the net buying thousands of dollars of super chargers, springs, titanium spark plugs, and a hacked ECU.  You “hack” the car and turn it into a rocket of death.  Honda announces a defect in some engine component and says that owners can have the part replaced.  You take your little rocket into dealership and the mechanic warns you that they can not warranty their work unless the engine is re-calibrated back to Honda specs which may “break” some of your enhancements.  You agree to the replacement part and on the way home decided to let her rip on the highway.  Your engine explodes in a ball of fire. 

Slash Your Career

I have thinking about titles a lot recently after reading Guy Kawasaki's LinkedIn Profile Extreme Makeover. I am not a student of marketing, I have never take any formal training but I feel that I do a lot of "selling" for my IT projects especially now in times of severy limiting IT budgets. After reading Guy's posting I decided to make over my LinkedIn profile and I started thinking about what sort of title to put in my profile. I decided that the one my employer gave me failed to convey the value of experiences, expertise and aspirations.

Web Worker Daily » Blog Archive Tip of the Week: Slash Your Career «Creating a slash career allows you to personalize your work to your skills and interests, explore different facets of your personality with lowered risk to your wallet, and take advantage of today’s increasingly flexible and fluid workplace.

So here's my slash title: Information Security Professional/Web Developer/Blogger. Does it fit?