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Hi! I’m Devin and I work at Mozilla. I’m sensibly impulsive, consistently non-committal, and passionately impartial.

Improving my fitness with traineo

I’ve decided it was time to focus a bit more on my personal health including my diet and exercise:

Vacation ethics

The dilemma is simple: I get next Tuesday off for Christmas (thanks, Christians) but I don’t get Christmas Eve off. I have a Monday gap. The same goes for New Years and New Years Eve. These floating days off in the middle of the week sound like “well you’d take those weeks off anyway.”

Everyone is a consultant

Penelope Trunk is predicting it: the end of consulting. I agree. I call myself a ‘consultant’ but I realized that all the work I’ve done in the last few years has been, in essence, “consulting.”

Sleeping at work and mentors

…not with mentors, and mentors. My company matches you up with a mentor (typically a level or two above you) and you meet with them a few times a year to discuss your career, reviews, future, and so on. This is awesome because we’re forced to meet and do the things that often get overlooked.

My Holiday Wishlist?

Cross posted at Employee Evolution

Excellent Thanksgiving tips

From Keith Ferrazzi:

Visit my other site, Colorado Snow

Are you a skiier/snowboarder in Colorado? If so, you should check out Colorado Snow at ColoradoSnowBlog.com. It’s my new hobby: to create the best online resource for Colorado snow sports. Let me know what you think and if you want to help out (post gear reviews, trail reviews, guides to resorts/trails/eating/playing just let me know).

Do you wear a hat when it’s cold?

Do you wear a hat when it’s cold? As a working stiff I now tend to ‘get my hair did’ in the morning and go to the office. But, if it’s really chilly and I wear a hat I risk making a mess of all that time-consuming (30 seconds) work. Any ideas?

Driving Relationships

Is it just me or do you start having relationships with drivers on the road with you? I start calling them by their make, model, and/or color. “Come on in Green Toyota, you let me merge back there a bit ago.” Is that silly? Is that just me? Oh, and thanks for cutting me off, Black Cadillac. I hate when people mistake half a car-length as an invitation.

Wise Hypothesis

From a wise guy I know (those that share our own beliefs are often viewed as wise):