Tales of fail

Slides for vodQA presentation How I’ve failed I failed school When I started university I enrolled in a combined mechatronics/computer science degree overloaded with a diploma of Japanese. I had graduated high school in the top 3% in my state. I could do anything I wanted at uni. I was always told I was a… Continue reading Tales of fail

Having multiple CV’s

I find myself job hunting again and this time I’ve actually put in the effort to have multiple CV’s. Basically I’m keeping the first page the same but on the second page I have a portfolio for role specific experience. Even though I’m mostly applying for software testing roles, there’s still different specialties in that… Continue reading Having multiple CV’s


Here is a list of boardgames in the office and how to play guides. Access Sam’s full list of games here, and the other half’s collection here. Arboretum Azul Bears Vs Babies Carcassone Cat Lady Cat Tower Codenames Ticket to ride

Public Speaking – notes

Here are notes and further reading for the Public Speaking skills workshop. Miro board link Complicated diagram walkthrough Sample code slides Technical presentations blog Sketchnoting Human Cognition most people don’t read (it takes too much energy).  Reference: Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman: Gestalt Principles How to look good on video calls Testing out… Continue reading Public Speaking – notes

BugHunterSam – update

It’s been 3 months since my last business update. So let’s spend some time reflecting on what’s happened. Moving on from a client It was only recently that I renogiated a new day rate with my existing client and I switched over to the mobile team. A few weeks after this happened the client decided… Continue reading BugHunterSam – update

Building wealth

I recently tweeted there are 2 ways to grow wealth and work toward financial independence. That is spend less and earn more. Now before you jump in and say, “3 – invest”, I view investing as part of earning more money. This blog post will go into more detail of how I do stuff under… Continue reading Building wealth

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