Andrew Breese

Musings of a professional geek

About

picture of andrew - profileHi there,

My name is Andrew Breese, and this blog is all my thoughts on topics ranging from IT professionalism, through a range of geek related segways, and a never ending series of ongoing questions to eventually be resolved. As much about my journey to understand our culture as to comment about it.

Posts are mainly about Technology, the Internet, Web culture, Books, and Films. These are the ways that I spend my spare time.

I welcome a healthy debate in almost everything in life. Without a little contradiction and thought it is very difficult to grow.

One-Line Bio

A devil’s advocate who loves new technology.

Biography

Beliefs: Your focus defines your reality.
Politics: Independent thought is more important than a party loyalty. Diplomacy is better than aggression.
Humour: Light and often dry.
Goals: An independent creator of something special.
Morals: Everyone’s morals are their own, and the interplay is what makes life interesting. And of course I think mine are almost the best around.

Attitude

I took a long time to get into technology professionally, and have had the pleasure of a range of jobs. After you’ve cleaned dishes, made bread, worked a toll gate, delivered papers, sold flowers, and worked as a security guard – you get a sense that people are best spoken to honestly.

After getting a start in IT as a computer technician, I moved into network administration, system administration, and then into project management and product management; and I’m now tinkering with Account management. A progression not without some sweat and hard work along the way, but I’d change very little about the pathway.

I try to take everyone at face value and give them the opportunity to prove themselves. A lucky break for somebody can be one of the most rewarding and career defining points for an person, and rewarding for all.

Give respect to those you deal with. You can learn a lot about a person by watching how they interact with somebody who serves them. Being rude to a waiter in 2006 might come back to haunt you when that waiter is now your potential employer, a business partner, or now dating your daughter.

The universe has a sense of humour.

What am I Reading?

I read blogs aggregated into an RSS feed for all news and events, and a few sites like SlashDot and SoylentNews. Not that the old ways aren’t useful and beautiful, but the digital way is just so darn handy.

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