A dream come true!

Starting tomorrow, I’ll be working for an online education company. As you can imagine, I am massively excited! I’d previously put working for such a company in the same category of likelihood as working for Google.  I especially didn’t think I’d get the chance this early in my career and without moving to another city or country. This was an opportunity I’d thought I could only dream about.

I’ll be doing tech support, but I’ll also be absorbing as much information on the other side of online education as I can. I’ve been taking online classes since leaving university, and now I get this amazing chance to see what it’s like to develop and deliver courses to global students.

So wish me luck for tomorrow! I’ve got a pretty bad case of Imposter Syndrome to overcome…

My SQL query structure guide.

Back when I started to really sink my teeth into SQL at work, I made this guide for myself to illustrate how various terms could be used. I’m sure there are more terms, but these are the ones I use in my own work, bearing in mind that I’m not a database administrator or anything. I recently shared this guide with my colleagues at work, and now I’d like to share it with the internet. I’ve embedded it as a PDF, with a link below if you’d like to download it for your own reference.

Download SQL-Structure.pdf (PDF, 60KB)

If you have any suggestions or additions, please do let me know in the comments!



52 Week Challenge – Week 3 Update

So far so good!

I’ve already completed 2 challenges. I’ve handed over the handling of complaints (#36), so now I can focus on the more technical aspects of my job.

A bigger achievement for me is tracking my food for at least a week (#15). I am, in fact, continuing to track my food. What’s more, I’ve dropped 2.5 kg since the beginning of the month (#1). MyFitnessPal is amazing at motivating me to keep going, as with the barcode scanner, it’s too easy to NOT track my food. Plus, I can plan my day ahead and see what food freedom I have. For instance, I’ve kept to my plan while still treating myself to a Magnum Classic tonight!

Funnily, the Coursera course on nutrition I mentioned in my last post has released the first assignment early, and guess what it is? To track your food for three days, and they recommend MyFitnessPal. Homework has never been so easy!