This week saw the release of my new book, Soft Skills: How to Succeed at Your Technology Career. It’s a spiritual successor to several books, including one by another author, and I thought it might be fun to share a bit about the new book’s genesis and development.Read More
If you purchased “Be the Master” on Leanpub (it’s no longer available for sale there), I urge you to check the following, so that you can obtain a discount on the new, replacement book I’m writing with Manning.Read More
Hello, Christmas fans! I’ve always been a huge fan of the nostalgic Rankin-Bass “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” and for many years our Christmas traditions included this collector-quality train set. Sadly, we no longer have room for it, so it’s looking for a new home.Read More
I need to clear out some space in my cabinets, and so I’m offering a blowout sale on many of my business, PowerShell, and fiction titles. All prices include US Domestic shipping; due to the paperwork involved, I’m not able to offer international shipping. Sorry, customs paperwork sucks. I’m happy to autograph ’em for you as well.Read More
Christopher and I speak with @MrThomasRayner about career switches. Not a wholesale switch to lumber or something, but rather a tweak: maybe becoming a software dev, or something like that. We discuss the things you’ve got to keep in mind, and the important fact that absolutely no tech careers are immune to “constant change and reskilling” these days. Submit YOUR topic ideas at https://donjones.com/podcast; this November we’ll be switching the show format slightly to make it easier for YOUR topics to make it on the show.
US House Democrats introduced legislation to form a “commission” to weigh in on the fitness of the President to serve. President Trump went nuts. Is this a Congressionally led coup?Read More
I’m joined by Michael Bender (@MichaelBender) as we take a question from the audience: Is it better to be an IT generalist or a specialist? What if you’ve started specializing to your specific job? If you want to be more general, how do you do it? Don’t forget to submit your own topics so we can keep the show going: DonJones.com/podcast.
I’ve been teaching technologists various topics since… oh, 1997 or so, when I taught my first Windows NT 4.0 MCSE courses. God, I’m old. Anyway… the very best way to frustrate an experienced tech teacher is to bemoan the world’s lack of “advanced” content. So please stop doing it, and here’s why:Read More