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ArchiveNovember 2015

Selling Yourself

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This is the last thing anybody wants to do, it’s not easy, its awkward and everyone always worries how they come off. But it’s a necessity to life – especially in technology. Whether it be to an interview, a performance review or meeting someone at a conference for the first time, at some point you are going to have to Sell Yourself… not for the sale… but for the you...

Becoming an Expert

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It takes so much to become an expert in your chosen field… an immense amount of learning, practical application and intense focus.  It might also require you to push aside a number of other ventures at the same time so you can hone in on it and really develop your skill set. And in the end – you will still not be an expert – not because of your effort but just become it is...

Forget the Ranking

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Early on, it was very important for me to delineate myself between a Junior, Intermediate and Senior Developer – after all there is a certain cachet associated with being that “type” of developer. I’m no longer a junior, those tasks should be handled by a junior, I’m and Intermediate now – give some meatier problems to solve. The thing is – every problem...

The True Cost of Failure?

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What will happen when you fall on your butt on the ice in front of everyone in attendance? You’ll pick yourself up and start skating again. If that latest code fix breaks the build and blocks everyone else from check-ins? You’ll unwind your check-out, figure out what you did wrong and later build something that won’t block everyone when this happens to someone else? What will...

Watch your Drift

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In a Virtual Machine Cluster, you are constantly turning servers on and off and sometimes those server images are remain off for a prolonged period of time.  When you bring them up you start to notice that they have drifted from the initial configuration and haven’t been “around” for all the changes that have taken place around them. Sometimes this happens in your professional...

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