A Blog I Like – dougmccune.com/blog

http://dougmccune.com/blog/ – A blog from a programmer living in the other part of the world.

I particulary like the post (link) where Doug talks about making the move from an independent subcontractor to a full-time employee and tackles on the subjects of building a team, product and intellectual challenges and the lifestyle and commitment issues involved in such decision.

Quotes from it include: “building a badass team to dominate the Flex world” and  “One of the best parts of my job is getting to work with some of the smartest guys I know. Guys who teach me new stuff every day on a project.

Another post (link) I quite enjoyed was the one where he admits that his original goal when he started blogging has to get a job in Adobe. He goes on to present a letter he had once wrote with a proposal for a job at Adobe (but which he never sent) which besides trying to convince Adobe to get him a job also tries to convince them that they should create a new job role that he would take and why that role would be an advantage for the company.

In one line, I would say that what attracts me in this blog is the personal side of Doug’s life, that he so openly talks about, mixed with technical bits here and there. Congratulations Doug and keep on!