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By Sean Patterson
…which loosely translated is “Warmest greetings to you friend!”

I'm Sean, and I've been keeping a blog for some time now about coding, life, and random things. I've been a bit of a Podcast junkie too, so here's an experiment with creating audio versions of my blog posts thanks to Anchor. Let's see what happens and thanks for letting me bend your ear!
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Being and Doing
As I continue to enjoy my time relaxing, recharging, and rebooting during my sabbatical, I came across some wise words by a wizard named Ged about keeping balance in our life... This episode is also available as a blog post:
October 12, 2021
Relax, Recharge, Reboot
Today I mark off an item in my bucket list: I’m taking a one month  sabbatical! This caps 10 years working at Fresh Consulting and also making it through a particularly rough year. I have three simple goals  for this: relax, recharge, and reboot. This episode is also available as a blog post:
October 01, 2021
Thoughts on Leadership: What you Permit you Promote
As I’ve continued to grow as a leader and mentor over this past year,  there’s one phrase that surfaced over and over that has taken some effort to comprehend the impact of: “What you permit, you promote…” This episode is also available as a blog post:
June 08, 2021
Leadership: Finding Somebody New
Finding somebody new can be a really tricky process. Recently I’ve been  through a wave of interviews with various candidate, and I have a  renewed respect for recruiters and HR personnel that handle this process  on a day to day basis. How can you evaluate skill, character, fit, and  so much more in such a short time span? Here is what I’ve started applying to my own evaluations. This episode is also available as a blog post:
June 03, 2021
Know Your User: Elvis, Bean, Hedy
While working on Project Moab, we encountered a really interesting, and  nuanced problem that led us to expand our thinking and ultimately guide  how multiple parts of the system operated. It also gave us a fun tool  that I’m applying to other projects as well: Elvis, Bean, and Hedy. This episode is also available as a blog post:
June 01, 2021
Five Random (and semi-famous?) Things You May Not Know About Me
So here we are, a brand new year and I thought I’d go off on a tangent  and see if I can shock and amaze folks with a few things you may not  know about me… This episode is also available as a blog post:
May 25, 2021
Leadership: Thoughts and a Tip
I've been doing a lot of thinking now specifically asking myself, What does leadership look like? What does it mean to be a leader? I still don't have a ton of answers, but I have a few thoughts and something I'm doing more consistently now. This episode is also available as a blog post:
May 21, 2021
20 Years of Code
Sometime around now, some 20 years back, I had my first gig as a "professional" coder. A friend of mine put me in contact with somebody  who wanted to allow those that had coding certifications (like a  Microsoft MVP) to build a basic profile, upload the all important  “badge” image they received, and have a nice looking single page  “resume” to share and connect. Maybe I built the first LinkedIn, but I  won’t necessarily claim that [:: smiles ::]. However, I did learn the most important lesson that sticks with me today. It has also been a wild ride in software… This episode is also available as a blog post:
May 18, 2021