Posts by Hans Spaans

Reading books for work and pleasure

In my childhood I basically lived in the library for comics and what can be considered now as business kind of books. The storytelling books never attracted me to seek them out actively and even today most are recommendations from others or an algorithm telling me that I may like those as well.

It wasn’t until I started to join the workforce that storytelling books really took off as they became available as usenet download and I could read them on my commute to work, or better said listen to them during my commute as they were audiobook downloads. It was a solid 10 to 15 hours every week listening to an audiobook instead of the radio and wasting my hours.

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Why start blogging

Learning new skills and improving existing skills was and still is important, and especially communication and planning skills are in higher demand than ever. These skills aren’t learned and mastered overnights which also came to light in conversations with different software and infrastructure engineers as they were looking on where and how to make their next step in their career.

One option is to make it part of a development plan to get training and coaching, but this requires that you already have a clear goal. A second option is to start developing yourself to the point where you know what you want or others see a path for you. This seems to be a daunting task but in the current day and age may be easier than ever before.

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First blog post

This is my first blog post to test Sphinx with Ablog. There isn’t a lot here right now, come check back later.

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