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Commuting, A Sign of Modern Societal Failure

11 Apr 2024 3 minute read 0 comments WinterYeti

I hate commuting. I spent good part of my early life when I was working in my first suit-and-tie office job commuting back-and-forth in the San Francisco Bay Area. My Early Commuting Exposure At that time, I didn't have the fortune of a working car,...

Freelancing: I'm On the Other Side Now

21 Mar 2024 4 minute read 1 comment WinterYeti

So whether I wanted to or not, I took a big leap last night. I was expecting that 2024 was going to be a notable life change for me.  Of course, what I have learned over the years is that when there’s a life change it never quite happens in a predict...

WeWork Failed. Who's Next on "Redefined" Work?

7 Nov 2023 5 minute read 0 comments WinterYeti

Thanks to the 2020 Pandemic, a lot of conversation generated about what was the ideal workplace for the 21st century. Even now, a good amount of reaction and further evolution of that discussion continues as companies backlash against the remote work...

I'm Sick

27 Sep 2023 2 minute read 0 comments WinterYeti

No not pandemic sick, just normal sick; it almost seems like a rare occasion given the last three years and literally jumping across the room at the mention of a sneeze or cough. As a kid when sick, my mouth was usually stuffed with a spoonful of som...

How to Deal With Working 12-Hour Days Regularly

11 Sep 2023 4 minute read 0 comments WinterYeti

The idea of an 8-hour job for many is a fantasy from a time that was generation or two ago. The fact is, most people are working a regular job if they are lucky and then at least one gig on the side for extra income. If you balance your living costs...

What the Heck is Labor Day?

3 Sep 2023 3 minute read 0 comments WinterYeti

Labor Day in 2023 is probably more synonymous with BBQs, a day off work, sleeping in, and enjoying one last blowout before summer ends than what it’s original meaning was associated with. The day’s of dangerous involvement in collective bargaining an...

What's With the Great Push to Be Back in the Office?

30 Aug 2023 3 minute read 2 comments WinterYeti

Business executives and managers do a lot of stupid things, especially when they work in large organizations where they are not "working managers." What I mean by this is essentially, managers who spend their entire day in meetings or typing memos ab...

Landed My First IT Degree

22 Aug 2023 2 minute read 2 comments WinterYeti

So, I've finally achieved a big personal milestone, accomplishing and receiving my first IT degree in network administration and security. It's not a big deal in the larger scheme of things; by many opinions industry certifications are worth more. Ho...

Dealing With Burnout

15 Aug 2023 2 minute read 0 comments WinterYeti

I'm tired. I'm really, really tired. I've been working non-stop the last three weeks with two big writing project back to back. 123 tasks later, I'm genuinely fried. The last three days have been the worst, with a collective amount of 10 hours of sle...

The Pervasive Nature of Digital Profile Racism

10 Aug 2023 5 minute read 0 comments WinterYeti

I've always dealt with having to prove, work, network and push harder than my counterparts. It's not because I'm an expert or an egotistical ass; unfortunately, my challenge is my skin color. I'm not white enough. My father never quite understood the...