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Highlights (2008 and early 2009)

Looking back over the past year, the blogging experience was rather interesting. Not so much in terms of the huge crowd of followers that never showed up, but rather that I realized how much information and ideas would have been lost if I did not write them down. Here are some of the highlights of those ideas that became officially blogged.

People and Work

My initial killer was titled Beware: The Personality Test, in which I stated some problems I found with the MBTI. In short, most personality tests take a bottom-up approach of evaluating where you fit into the bigger picture in relation to others. The MBTI takes a top-down approach, splitting the whole population into categories. The problem with the latter is that it boxes you as an individual into a category, which I evaluate further in my post.

Despite my complaints on the MBTI, I think Carl Jung’s research is rather amazing. I applied the knowledge rather well with the popular Why Developers Cannot Be Managed, where I looked at the inner workings of your typical developer’s mindset, especially regarding the frustrations of time sheets.

Related but not as popular was my post on Your Company’s Most Valuable Resource, where I gave my opinion about human resources in an IT company. Following in the same trend, Who’s the boss give some thoughts on ownership of product requirements.

Lifestyle

Two posts that I am especially proud of are What Makes Time Tick, a look at how passionate memories can make time feel longer and stronger in your memories, and The Couch, which evaluated the biggest human shortcoming: laziness.

Programming

A note about site performance, my single LINQ post (and the following quiz) gave me the biggest amount of internet search hits. Just shows, if you want to be popular, tell the people what they want to hear, not what you want to hear.

Relaxing at Work

Back to the topic of work and lifestyle, Limiting Your Struggles discussed the result of a person frustrated because he or she is not working from the basis of his strengths. There is room for expanding on this topic in the future.

Logic

On the lighter side, I Eat Logic for Breakfast provided a great challenge for anyone who loves logic, a topic that fascinates me.

That’s It

I am not going to mention any of my other posts. If you covered the above and still want more, feel free to browse the categories as you wish.

As I look back over the years, it seems that there has always been a writer hiding inside of me. There was a poetry phase before the blogging phase, and then there were the studies before that. I am once again busy studying at the time of writing this article. I am the type of person that needs to keep my mind entertained, something that my job has often failed to achieve. I can only hope that my new prospects turn out as planned.

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