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Sorry, It’s Company Policy.

Possibly the most frustrating, emotionally bankrupt and redundant four words you’ll ever hear in the workplace. I recently had the displeasure of hearing these words. Not, thankfully, said to me however. What made the whole situation worse was the person who uttered this charming sentence had allowed the policy to[…]

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Does It Need to Be Said? Don’t Lie.

I recently watched Liz Keoghs “Let’s be honest…” YouTube that she did at the goto; conference. It was a fun and engaging talk, but I was frustrated and, frankly, surprised that there are companies or individuals that need to be told don’t lie. She used examples from previous positions to illustrate her many[…]

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Is Legacy Code Actually Technical Debt?

Technical debt can come in many forms, but is your legacy codebase really technical debt? If you make decisions based on the knowledge you have at the time, can the problems these decisions cause later (either weeks, months or years later) be called technical debt? I don’t believe so. If we’re[…]

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The Foundations of a High Performing Software Development Team

(Article first published as The Foundations of a High Performing Software Development Team on Technorati.) Building high-performing teams requires a foundation of core values in order to channel the traits and skills needed to be successful. Sounds like marketing blurb right? Let’s break it down into manageable chunks. What is a high[…]

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The 8.9 earthquake in Japan sucks

My thoughts are with the people of Japan who, right now, are under an onslaught of enormous proportions from mother nature. First an earthquake to fuck shit up, then, if that’s not enough, a tsunami to mop up anyone lucky enough to have survived the initial catastrophe. Nice one mother[…]

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Goodbye Servelocity…

I used to have an account with Servelocity. They were fairly cheap, but their implementation of Plesk was shockingly buggy and their customer service was non-existent, even if you used the premium support line. I did kind of feel sorry for the staff working there as they even seemed to[…]

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Give Thimbl the Open Web award!

//////////////////////////////////////////////// http://www.thimbl.net/award.html Why Thimbl should win the Transmediale/Mozilla Foundation Open Web Award The Telekommunisten Collective thinks that people should finger each other as often as possible. Maybe even several times a day, hell, why not once an hour? As often as you like! People thrive on interaction with other people. Mutual[…]

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CAN HAZ NOO JOB?

Well, it wasn’t long ago that I was posting about having a new job. It turns out that I can post it again now. Affiliate Window, the lovely people with whom I am currently employed, are about to start rapidly expanding. One of the reasons I joined AWin was because[…]

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