Remote work experience after two full years
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Remote working tips and important things to remember

After working two years remotely as a full-time software developer in a Global Fortune 500 company, I am writing this article on how my expectations of remote work have met with the reality of working remotely.

May 3, 2022 · 5 min · Miika von Bell
Lately, I've been paying a lot of attention to the way people communicate with one another across different communication channels such as Teams, Slack, Yammer, Mattermost, Jira and so on.
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Grammar in the workplace: Importance of good communication

Now that the IT sector is almost entirely working remotely, communication with written text across all the communication mediums is part of everyday life for most IT workers. I find it quite fascinating how people use grammar and written text differently depending on the communication medium and who those messages are sent to. I’ve tried to develop a pretty grammatically correct writing style no matter who I am writing to or where I am writing....

May 3, 2022 · 5 min · Miika von Bell
Work-life balance is a two way street.
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Seeking good work-life balance and avoiding burnout

I keep struggling to find the keys to a good and healthy work-life balance. I want to think that I’ve made many changes and adjustments in my life to maintain a proper work-life balance, but I still keep finding myself close to what I would call a burnout state. I’ve entirely quit alcohol for almost four years already. I do zero drugs or have any medication. I work out regularly, and I have a clean diet....

May 3, 2022 · 6 min · Miika von Bell
Our new rural home.
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How moving to rural area changed our lives

Our family moved away from the urban city area in 2021 to the rural countryside. We had never lived in a rural area before 2021, and now after one year of living, we can say we have made the right decision. What drove us to move to a rural area For the past five or so years, we had developed a lot of common interests towards outdoors and nature, and we had always felt a connection to nature in general....

April 20, 2022 · 5 min · Miika von Bell
Remote work setup as a software developer.
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Pros and cons of working in IT as a software developer

Working in IT as a software developer has it’s pros and cons.

January 19, 2022 · 2 min · Miika von Bell