2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 4,300 times in 2013. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

This Blog has Moved!

I’ve now integrated this blog into my website….so come on over to http://www.angelalewis.com.au/blog!


Are you cut out to work in IT?


I loved this article from Tech Republic that lists 10 signs that you may not be cut out for IT:

Takeaway: IT pros often complain about the downsides of their jobs. But what if you really AREN’T meant for an IT career?

It’s a tough world out there. Anyone who’s ever worked in IT knows just how tough it is. And if you’re not totally up for the challenge, there will always be someone else who is. But for anyone considering getting into the world of IT, or for those considering getting out of IT… how do you know? How do you know whether you are really cut out for the career that chews up and spits out its young? Well, I have a handy list of signs that maybe IT isn’t the best fit for you.

1: You lack patience

Patience is most certainly a virtue in IT. When some problems strike, they strike with vengeance and most often require a good deal of time to resolve. If you are without patience, you’ll either give up, lose your mind, or pull out all your hair. But the need for patience doesn’t end at dealing with problems. Many times, end users will test your patience more than the technology will. If that’s the case, I recommend that you either get away from having to deal with end users or (if that’s not possible), leave IT immediately.

Read the entire article….


Human Help Network Foundation Thailand

The Human Help Network Foundation Thailand (HHNFT) is an NGO based in Pattaya and was founded in 2008 as an independent branch of the global body known as the Human Help Network. It is now well established as one of Thailand’s pioneer advocates for children’s rights, working with children who are orphaned,  living in poverty in slums or on the streets, and are exposed to the dangers of child labour, human trafficking and sexual exploitation

I have been personally involved with the Pattaya Orphanage in Thailand for the past 20 years (themselves originally recipients of support from the international body of the HHN before setting up an independent branch); so  I was delighted by the invitation this week to act as a consultant to the board of the Human Help Network Foundation Thailand (HHNFT). I consider it a great honour to contribute to the wonderful work this group of selfless people perform and I look forward to working with them; most particularly the hardworking and delightful Director, Khun Radchada Chomjinda.

Visit them at: http://www.hhnthailand.org.

Pin Website Links to your Taskbar

If you have Internet Explorer 9 you can now easily pop web links you visit frequently straight onto your Taskbar!

  1. Call up the website address and then simply drag the icon from the address bar down to the Windows Taskbar.
  2. When you let go of the mouse it attaches to the Taskbar.

  1. To remove it, simply right-click on the pinned link and select Unpin this program from taskbar.

Happy New Year

While I don’t usually do personal blog posts here, I just wanted to share that I spent a beautiful Christmas and New Year in Pattaya, Southern Thailand and then in Bangkok. 

I also want to take a moment to thank my clients and all the wonderful people I have had an opportunity to train or spend time with in IT related projects in 2010: including Australia Post, The City of Boroondara, The City of Manningham, Ambulance Victoria, Retravision nationally, Eastern Health (Maroondah Hospital, Box Hill Hospital) and Melbourne Health (The Royal Melbourne Hospital). These are all long standing relationships, for which I am very grateful.  I get very little feedback on this blog, however I know that folks who I have worked with come here to collect tips and hints, and that is all that matters.

A happy, joyous and prosperous year to you all!

Tips begin again tomorow with something on Outlook, for now I think it is wine  o’clock 🙂