Don Jones

Tech | Career | Musings

Folks talk all the time about the “Mentor/Mentee” relationship. Let me say up front that I absolutely recognize how language shifts and evolves over time, and that there’s no point railing against some linguistic nitpick. But Imma do it anyway.

I’ve had a lot going on with book-writing recently, so figured I’d offer you a quick roundup. As a note for the Leanpub titles: Log into your Leanpub account and make sure you’re allowing notifications for books you’ve bought. In an effort to comply with GDPR, Leanpub changed how they do notifications, and out of an abundance …

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Brandon writes: I read the “Which path should I take” post and it got me to wondering – what do you recommend for those of us who have already reached a level our younger selves would have considered success, but now want to plan for the next 20 years? With the changes to administration (Azure/Office …

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As someone who writes a lot, I have a personal fascination with words, where they come from, and what they evolve into. One word in particular that came up during a recent conversation with friends was retard. Very obviously a socially unacceptable word, but it’s one I first encountered in aviation, where manuals advise on when to advance …

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JC writes: One item that hasn’t been quite clear to me: Why after all of the time spent focusing on mouse-based navigation and visual controls did Microsoft choose to go back to a text-based interface? Don’t get me wrong, I love PowerShell but I already loved scripting so for me it was just the new …

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