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clientsfromhell:

You know who I love? You.

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Well, not ‘you’ specifically. You the community. The community’s been great! But I see you as my purely platonic friend. Anyways!

You know what you do for the ones you love? If you answered “build a relationship based on trust and mutual interests,” you are wrong and you will die alone. No, you give them free stuff!

In all seriousness, freelancing isn’t easy. We have thousands of stories to support that. Besides being a collection of our best anecdotes, Clients From Hell 2 features a lot of content you won’t see on the site, in addition to a lot of practical advice for freelancing. And that’s why our latest book is now free, forever. Just sign up for our newsletter and expect a code for your free copy of the e-book.

As an added bonus (and in response to reader requests), I have converted Clients From Hell 2 into every e-reader format I could find.

If that’s not love, I don’t know what is. 

Sign up and we’ll send you our latest book for FREE.
~ I’ve been a fan for a long time, and it’s great to have all the stories of unbelievably stupid or nasty clients all in one publication, which I’ve gratefully downloaded and am laughing and gasping@
Booby bunny with bewitching bra bother.

Booby bunny with bewitching bra bother.

~ April marks the 450th birthday of Shakespeare.
Bard-o-philes argue over April 23 or April 26 — the exact birth date is unclear, though historic documents show the date of his baptism as April 26, and newborns were usually baptized within three days of their birth in the 16th century.

~ April marks the 450th birthday of Shakespeare.

Bard-o-philes argue over April 23 or April 26 — the exact birth date is unclear, though historic documents show the date of his baptism as April 26, and newborns were usually baptized within three days of their birth in the 16th century.

Politics and television.
This is how it feels.

Politics and television.

This is how it feels.

A trippy time-travelling  bunny.
by Ali Gulec@redbubble

A trippy time-travelling  bunny.

by Ali Gulec@redbubble

Friday night lights?
'Luna Park' by Mento on Flickr.

Friday night lights?

'Luna Park' by Mento on Flickr.

Apple love
by Marina Milanovic.

Apple love

by Marina Milanovic.

'The Loaded Dog' by TWE Crew.
* Also the title of a humorous story first published in 1901 by Australian author Henry Lawson.

'The Loaded Dog' by TWE Crew.

* Also the title of a humorous story first published in 1901 by Australian author Henry Lawson.

'What Hipsters Like' by Jenni Sparks
Based on my likes, I consider myself a fraction of a hipster…but I’m not good at math so I can’t disclose the amount.

'What Hipsters Like' by Jenni Sparks

Based on my likes, I consider myself a fraction of a hipster…but I’m not good at math so I can’t disclose the amount.

It’s not often you find an artist whose surreal creations are captioned as creatively as Thomas Barbey.

Which is why I added the titles to the originals with PicMonkey.

Even more so on the internet.

Even more so on the internet.

The Grand Budapest Hotel, 2014. Directed by Wes Anderson

~ Been waiting a long time for this, and I’m finally seeing it tomorrow!

The last hibiscus in the garden, which I managed to save before the wind and rain beat it to a pulp.

The last hibiscus in the garden, which I managed to save before the wind and rain beat it to a pulp.

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It’s been bucketing down and buffeting around here for the past two days, but at least we’ve been spared the cyclone that caused so much damage further north in Queensland.
Yesterday I got SO bored that I spent a couple of hours completing three ‘compulsory’ e-learning modules required by my employer. I’ve been getting frequent email reminders that they need to be done, so I bit the bullet.

The content and delivery of these modules varied; but they involved a lot of reading (with simultaneous audio if required), cursor hovering for expanded information, external document links, video demonstration, interactive practice quizzes, and final assessment questions with certification on passing.

Obviously the Education Department outsourced this, because everything looked good and worked properly.

At least they’re trying to deliver some simple professional development online, and that’s long overdue. Even though I’ve already sat through real-time instruction (several times) in each of these areas over the years, apparently my memory and competence is not to be trusted, so I must continually be reminded about how to act and what to do.

The benefit of online ‘learning’ is that I now have the option to choose when I want to do it, as opposed to trying to stay awake and look interested as someone drones on at a staff meeting at the end of a long day. That’s a win in itself :p

I’m fluent in the first three, but my Whale is practically extinct.

I’m fluent in the first three, but my Whale is practically extinct.