Author: andrewpallant

Giving Back

It is important to give back to the community in some way. Your community may vary from other people’s, but it is a great way to create awareness of charities you believe in, your company’s good deeds and create balance

Posted in #ldnont, Balanced Life, Business, Community, Contributing

More Than Meets The Eye

There is more than meets the eye with me. On my resume it is majority Microsoft skills. Microsoft is used more than open source because that is what my work and customers demand from me.  Can I do more? Yes!

Posted in #ldnont, Developer, interview, job interview, Jobs, London, Personal Thoughts, PHP, Reflection

Do Not Forget The Customers

New developers often design and develop what they believe is cool and cutting edge.  What is forgotten is how the customer or the user will think about the experience.  If the customer or user refuses to accept what you have

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Do I Need Source Control

Yes!  For the first time in my 15-year career I had experienced what it is like to not have source control, and I had hated it.  I had lost a very difficult to write SQL statement in a project.  It

Posted in Beginning New Management Position, Better Coding, Deployment, Developer, Team

Development Servers

What is a development server? A development server is either a physical or virtual computer that is dedicated to the art of software or web development activities.  It should be as close to being the same as the published web

Posted in Better Coding, How To, Project, Team, Trashopolis, Web

SQL Pagination

I have often encountered the culture of query for thousands of results, estimate the paging and then only display a small segment of the results that were retrieved from the database. This is particularly bad in a web environment. This

Posted in Better Coding, SQL

Fantastic Speech! When You Want to be Successful as Bad as You Want to Breath…

Fantastic Speech! When You Want to be Successful as Bad as You Want to Breath….

Posted in Personal Learning and Growth, Professional Development, self-improvement, Success

Should Children be Taught Cursive Writing

Cursive writing is the linking of hand-written characters.  It is the penmanship that was taught to us in school after we learned to print.  Some will argue that it is an old irrelevant craft due to the modern us of

Posted in Creativity, Personal Learning and Growth, Personal Thoughts, Skills


Journaling is something that I have been doing off and on for a while.  I journal using low-tech methods.  I have a leather bound book and a nice pen.  I love my pens.  I used to have fountain pens, but

Posted in Balanced Life, Downtime, evaluation, Google Tagged with: ,

Programs on my IPad

I often get asked what I use my iPad for. I tend to use my iPad for more practical things like: Web design Blogging Task lists System remote access Reading books

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