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Hi, I’m Josh Duffney

Welcome to my blog. I write, teach, and tweet about; Technology, Self-improvement, and Digital Fitness.

At my day job, I’m a Senior Content Developer @Microsoft where I write a cache for PowerShell, Ansible, Terraform, DevOps, and Azure on docs.microsoft.com. I’ve documented my decade long career in a series of blog posts. Sharing both my professional and personal journey.

From Help-Desk to MicrosoftEngineering-Focus
Doubling My Salary a PowerShell StoryDetaching from Distraction
Becoming a CraftsmanThe Digital Declutter
What Matters Beyond the SalaryAttention Matters More than Time
You’re an Engineer be an Engineer
Building a New Identity
Putting Down the Pager to Pick up the Pen

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Technology has given me a career, not a job. I love what I do, but there’s a catch.

It’s nearly impossible to avoid the clutches of an always-on, always-connected mentality. With an infinite number of things to learn in tech. And equally infinite number of ways to stay connected, it’s easy to stare at a screen for endless hours a day.

Falling prey to that mentality has led me to burnout.

To combat it, I focus on deep, meaningful work and practice digital minimalism in order to detach from distraction and live a life empowered by technology not consumed by it.

Your attention is your most valuable resource, reclaim it.