My last blog post was called, "When Clients Don't Pay". I ended that post on a positive note stating that the faster a client pays my invoices the more keen I am to quickly complete their work. I have no shortage of work at the moment, so I've setup an informal client ranking system. Wether that's right or wrong, I don't know. I can't help but give first rate clients, first rate service.
I hate being called an Apple fanboy. One often calls another that in the midst of an argument as if to say, "your opinion is not objective, you'd buy anything that's shiny and has an Apple logo". In my case that is just not true.
I switched to Mac a couple years ago and it's made a world of difference to my productivity in my line of work. But I still have Windows and Linux PC's around, though I don't use them much.
I love conferences. As a web developer I spend most of my time indoors by myself. Conferences are a great way to escape the norm, see new environments and socialize with people in real life.
Early tomorrow morning I'll be flying to San Francisco to attend Drupalcon. I'm sure I'll post more about Drupalcon soon, but this posts not about that. It's about packing light.
I wanna see how little I can get away with packing and still be productive. I still have web development work to do in between conference sessions and in the evening when I'm not partying. I'll only be away one week.
So this is my list of stuff:
- Travel size tooth brush and paste
- A few pairs of underwear and socks
I'm sure no one noticed or even cares, but I've been on a bit of a social media fast in the last little while. Not a complete fast, since I did check in on Facebook and read a few articles from Digg and my Google Reader. But I've resisted posting to my blog, updating my Facebook and Twitter statuses and significantly limited my media consumption. My last Facebook update and the last time I even looked at Twitter was 11 days ago.
A common thing for Drupal bloggers to do is to list the modules they are using on the their site. I love reading such lists. It's a simple thing to do, yet it's a huge contribution to the Drupal community. Drupal currently has thousands of modules available, some good and some not so much. It's tough for someone new to Drupal to decide which modules to use.
I once heard someone say that you should never let people know what modules you are using because it would help hackers find vulnerabilities. Whatever.
At the moment, I don't have a lot of time to write posts, or design and develop my blog. I'm much too busy with client work at the moment. I am in the process of slowing down on the accepting of new client projects as I learn to say no. That's always been tough for me to do, say "no".