Transitioning from Engineering to Management Part 3 Now and Beyond

I am no longer a manager. I moved back to being an individual contributor for Amazon Web Services. A Senior Technical Account Manager in the Enterprise Support organisation working with customers across Scotland, the UK and the World. It’s been over three years since I posted the first blog post in this series and at… Continue reading Transitioning from Engineering to Management Part 3 Now and Beyond

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Transitioning from Engineering to Management – Part 1 The Decision

As I’ve recently changed role within the past two months I have decided to articulate my reflections on a decision I made over 2 years ago regarding the transition away from direct engineering roles, this is part one in a 3 part series discussing my decision to make the move, the things I’ve learned along… Continue reading Transitioning from Engineering to Management – Part 1 The Decision

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Mini-ITX Gaming Rig Part 2

Continuing on from my last post then, all parts had arrived by Tuesday therefore that evening was build time. All in the build took about four hours, most of that time spent trying out the Corsair H60 in various mount points to see which would be the best fit. It turns out the first one,… Continue reading Mini-ITX Gaming Rig Part 2

Mini-ITX Gaming Rig – Part 1

My main desktop computer died some time last year (in fact so long ago I can’t actually remember when!). Since then I’ve been relying on my laptop which has done admirably considering its age – coming up for four years. Obviously then there was no impetus for me to replace the desktop, until a colleague at work… Continue reading Mini-ITX Gaming Rig – Part 1

Web Security

With almost six months since my last post you may have been fooled in to thinking this blog had died a death. The truth is I’ve just been really busy at work and still am but I had to post about this subject as its really starting to get on my nerves. Web security, or… Continue reading Web Security

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Office 15

Office 15, the next iteration of Office, has been made available to selected partners via the Technical Preview program. That in itself is fairly unremarkable (for more info read the official announcement on the Office Blog) but there is something in the blog that seems to have gone widely un-noticed by most places. “With Office… Continue reading Office 15