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Thoughts on learning-procrastination, and the myth of 10,000 hours

I have a problem. And it’s stopping me from learning.
I’ve swallowed the line that it takes 10,000 hours to master a skill, and it’s scared me off learning new things.
I am naturally curious. I want to learn, but I put off doing so because I know I’ll never be an expert in that field. So instead I potter around the … Read more »

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It’s been a while (Updated my CV/Resume)

So, having been at Broadcom nearly three years, I thought it was about time to update my CV/Resume.
Here it is below, in case you’re curious:
Phil Wiffen, Resume 2014, Web Edition (Updated 2014-07-21)
It took a lot more effort to update than I anticipated. Turns out pruning old stuff (to keep page counts down) and figuring out … Read more »

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Free Backup and Storage Fundamentals e-Training from EMC

I somehow missed this until last week, but EMC have provided a nice index of all their free e-training courses on Backup, Storage and Infrastructure management. All you need is a free EMC account to get access.
Subjects include EMC Isilon (Scale out NAS), EMC Networker (Backup and recovery) and ViPR, amongst others! Well worth checking … Read more »