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Chrome Plug-ins and Useful Tools

Ghostery

This plug-in will literally change the way to perceive the internet. Everyone knows that we’re getting tracked by TONS of things on the web, but I believe it safe to say we all grossly underestimate how widespread it really is. Use Ghostery to turn off those trackers, or just watch in awe as you realize there are 55 tracking tools following your activity on the last website you visited.

 

Rapportive + MixMax + Vibe

A trio of tools to stalk people in the internets and find useful information about them. Reading that back to myself, I really sound like a creep, but these are awesome for finding email addresses, contact info, and more for business contacts. No creepiness intended.

 

AdBlocker

I’m not explaining this one, because I hope you know what this does.

 

Boomerang

MixMax provides this functionality, as well, but Boomerang is legit. Schedule emails to come back at a designated time (hence, boomerang) or send them out 3 days from now at exactly 6:53am.

 

Momentum

I used to use Startup.me but quickly grew tired of it taking a LONG time to load my new tabs. Momentum is clean. Momentum is fresh. Momentum is simple. Tired of the boring page that shows when you open a new tab, or embarrassed of seeing that cat gif site you frequent show up in your top visited pages? Hit up Momentum.

 

BuiltWith Technology Profiler

Cool little Chrome plug-in that lets you check out the tech stack behind websites. #NerdAlert

 

 

– Joe

 

The Deciding Factor In Leaving My Job

“You don’t need to know that.”

 

It was a completely innocent comment, but it changed my perception of the job and, more importantly, the culture. While it might seem petty or ill conceived for me to leave a full time job based on such an unremarkable statement, there is some method to my seemingly irrational choice.

 

I’ve worked for two vastly different companies since graduating Elon University (well, three if you count a ridiculously short stint as a glorified telemarketer, but I seldom speak of that). They were both “tech” companies in some capacity, but similarities end there. I’ve been lucky enough to get my feet wet in some very different businesses, and I’ve realized how curiosity is valued means a lot to me.

 

Do you ever stop and think whether you value curiosity or, better yet, reward it? It’s a weird question, I know, but it has a lot to do with the title of this post. And it has everything to do with why I left my last job.

 

I want to be a part of an organization that expects me to ask questions, not one that brushes me off when I want to know more. So that’s where I am now – searching for that place.

 

– Joe

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