Hello world

This is the first post on my new blog, so HelloWorld().

Custom software development often involves managing client expectations.  As someone who works for a software development company, this is a task I’m reasonably familiar with, so feel it’s a good place to start.

My name is Padgett, and this might be my blog.

This is an experiment for me.  I’m going to start small and see if:

(a) What I write has any value to anyone else and

(b) If I can manage to build an effective blog without having to sink in an inordinate amount of time.

The time issue is a big one for me.  I like the idea of having a blog.  I like the idea of adding value and contributing to the local Perth .NET community.

But I’m just not sure how much of my free time I’m willing to spend doing so.

So this is me testing the water.  I’m going to blog as often as I feel able to.  I’m going to write mostly about software and information technology, but I might slip in a post or two about my other passions (namely anything with an engine) – I haven’t decided yet.  I’d love to get feedback.   I’ll certainly read any and all comments, but I may not always reply, so please don’t be offended if I don’t respond to yours .

I also occasionally tweet, though usually only in response to abuse from my co-workers.  You can find me on twitter.com/padgettrowell

Wrapping up

Apart from the odd bit of maintenance, I’m no longer taking on new work or clients. Handing in my contractor / business owner / taking-Friday-off-to-ride-motorbikes hats to go work for ‘the man’ was a somewhat daunting prospect, but couldn’t have worked out better. I’m finding I quite enjoy the interaction with people who don’t want to sit on my keyboard and meow at me until they get fed.

Kiandra are far from ‘the man’, they are very good at what they do, professional, fun and thorough in everything they undertake. In house we have the expertise to cover a wide range of disciplines so I’m going to shamelessly take this opportunity to recommend that anyone who is looking for a development or infrastructure supplier give me a call at Kiandra. A complete list of services and contact details can be found on their website: kiandra.com.au.