business, unsorted opinions

Musings on Professionalism

Some work, no matter how much time and effort you have put into it, no matter how much you think people will enjoy it, just does not fit the standard of professionalism. There’s something about professionalism that is very key to it being professionalism: it gives people a good impression that they are or could be working with someone who knows what they are doing and can and will provide a high quality service. It isn’t about creating something so grandiose that people will doubt whether you can repeat it or not. It isn’t about establishing a personal style that people shopping on a corner might take interest in for a moment. It’s about conforming to a set standard that makes people feel comfortable doing business with you.

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art, software, unsorted opinions

Licking Mints…

This is my first post on this blog using a Linux-based operating system. Currently, I’m running Linux Mint, supposedly the 4th most-used operating system in the world. I used to not think anyone but geeks used Linux OSes, but this package of software is pretty nice. I’m hoping to call this distro “home”. That’s in stark contrast to my comments about it not much more than a year earlier: “Oh isn’t that a cute OS. I’ll never install that thing on my PC”. It’s also in stark contrast to my optimism in trying a “truly” free software distro, Dynebolic. Allow me to compare experiences…

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