Why it’s important to have an online presence, even if you're not working in Social Media (right now)

Googling yourself is associated with a lot of bad prejudices and in the general opinion often means that this person is very egocentric and only cares about himself.

In my opinion this is a bunch of bullshit. In this day and age it has never been more vital to check and control the content that is out there for everyone to find. And the easiest method to check literally is a google search of your name.

How to survive family tech support

  You may be perfectly comfortable putting a new air filter in your car, but there’s a big difference between that and rebuilding a transmission. Likewise, there are some problems with computers and smartphones that might be totally beyond the scope of your ability to fix. Whether it’s physically taking something apart of a software problem that’s really gnarly, you may very well hit a brick wall without any obvious solution.  

I really liked how Backblaze wrote this short little guide on how to handle the usual tech support requests that tipically reach climax over the christmas holidays. This advice is not only fitting for family tech support, but for all daily situations at work in the IT sector.