Over the last year, misstech.co.uk has, to my shame, been left in a corner to gather dust. This wasn’t my intention. I enjoy writing, and have thoroughly enjoyed seeing people use this site to find solutions to the problems they have come across during their migrations, deployments and installations. It wasn’t due to a lack of enthusiasm that I went quiet, but due to a couple of things, which I’d like to explain for you now.
For those of you with a keen eye, or who know me personally, you will have noticed that I changed both my name and gender over the last two years. The URL of the website changed too; it used to be doubledit.co.uk, a half-accidental double entendre using the initials of my old name. You’ll still see references to it in older posts. Now it’s probably no surprise to learn that being transgender and going through a gender transition takes a pretty hefty toll on time and energy, and to be honest, I had nothing left to give outside of my normal day to day life. Thankfully, I can say that most of the major change is behind me now, and instead I can enjoy what is ahead of me.
The second reason why misstech.co.uk has gone quiet, is that I had a fairly significant change in job. For the last year and a half, I have been working at Microsoft as a Premier Field Engineer. It was a big change and my focus has shifted from technical deployment and troubleshooting, to education and assessment. Although being a PFE requires deep technical knowledge of my product areas (Identity, Security and Networking in Office 365), it is also much less hands on. I simply wasn’t seeing the kind of problems I used to write about in my blog. In all honesty, I didn’t know what to write about.
The reason I am writing this post is because I want to try and reinvigorate this site. Whilst I can’t write articles to help the masses fix that one particular error message in that one particular situation, I can still indulge in my love of technology and modern computing.
I plan to write something at least once a month from now on. It may be on a totally random subject, like gaming or a personal IoT project. It might be about the evolution of the modern workplace, or even a classic technical blog on how to fix that big screen of red text. Either way, I want to use this little platform that I’ve carved out for myself in the corner of the internet.
I started misstech.co.uk because I love writing and I love technology, and that’s why I want it to continue 🙂
P.S. See if you can find Wally. Took me aaaaaaaages.