About me - page 2
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years. I became competent with Flash 5 and learned HTML, educations which continue to this day. I learned basic CSS (Cascading Style Sheets). I'm not comfortable laying out entire pages using CSS only but I use it a lot to define styles, fonts, font size, font color, font weight, anchor styles, text alignment, etc... The main thing I learned was how to search. I learned not only where to look but how to look for it. I discovered early on that if I was stuck on a coding problem there was a very good possibility someone else had been stuck on the very same problem. I learned the value of forums and became a member of many of the larger ones. For everything I tried online that didn't work, I learned two more things to try. By process of elimination I was bound to hit on the right combination sooner or later ;-)
My office is in one corner of the living room in my house. I've never had any need for a "real" office. 98% of the people I deal with as a consequence of my business would never see it anyway so it's always seemed like it would be a wasted expense. I actually thought about renting office space once. Not because I needed it or because I thought it would make me look "professional" (it would though), but because I thought it might help me differentiate between working hours and non-working hours. I seem to have a hard time doing that and it's an issue that's become serious enough I'm even willing to consider shelling out another thousand a month to try to correct. I'm almost embarrassed to admit this. I'm not a workaholic by any means. My problem is that I've never been able to set a consistent schedule of daily working hours and stick to them. The "job" is just here 24 hours a day. Seven days a week, 365 days a year. It never goes away. I thought that by setting up a more rigid routine I might be able to create a little needed separation between home and work. The idea was flawed in several ways and never made it past the, "Hey, what if..." stage, but I did think about it.
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