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A friend asked about using Dropbox vs. Carbonite

Today a friend asked me which was a better backup solution Dropbox (http://dropbox.com/ if your going to sign up please use this referral URL http://db.tt/74rAyEsm) or Carbonite (http://carbonite.com). I can see the confusion of Dropbox as a backup solution, it does kind of look like one to most folks. As long as I answered it for my friend I might as well put it out for others too. Plus I might get some nice feedback on other options.

To the serious techies (geeks/nerds) Dropbox and Carbonite are not the same solutions.

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The CEO and Lead Engineer

Today must be the day for anecdotes, while taking a short break for coffee another lead engineer told me a great anecdote I hadn't heard before.

The CEO and Lead Engineer

One day the CEO of a growing company walked into the lead engineer's office and said, "you have been working really hard for a while, take a break and come with me."

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Development Exemplars

When asked what I do professionally I almost always answer "I'm a Software Sanitation Engineer, more commonly known as a Code Janitor." Many people chuckle at this, however, I have found that it explains my normal daily work to both technical and non-technical people very clearly. In fact anyone who has received an email from me will attest that there is a tag line attached regularly that reads: Let’s be honest "bugs" is a euphemism for developer malpractice.

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How Much To Charge For Consulting

Standing there asking people for money is not an easy thing to do. Even more important is figuring out how much to charge. A lot of people feel guilty and charge far less then they should. Further you always feel like "man if I charge more I wont get hired." Well take it from me there is an upper limit, but it is higher then you probably think. I have personally seen consultants with only a few years experience charge $250 / hour and get large contracts, while really smart people charging only $50 / hour are always on the verge of starving.

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