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ArchiveNovember 2016

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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Sometimes you write really good code (or posts), sometimes you write bad code (again posts) and sometimes you write really, really ugly code (yup, posts too). The Good is amazing, you sit back in your chair and think – “I am a genius”.  Remember that clip from Golden Eye where the Russian Hacker makes it all work?  That’s how you feel. The Bad is still a pretty decent...

Leave it till the morning

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There is a little, unpublicized feature on your phone called Do Not Disturb where you can block emails coming into you during specific intervals or ad-hoc. I never knew about it until my daughter started to use it because her phone would keep dinging all night long. Now I use it between 10pm and 6am. This doesn’t mean I don’t get the message, I do and sometimes, by force of a horrible...

The Inverse Answer

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Generally, when speaking or presenting, we ask the audience to ask questions. As a presenter, you WANT and even NEED them to ask questions. It’s a bit of validation into what you have probably just invested an insurmountable amount of time and energy in, in making this presentation, to get some feedback and generate discussion. If you don’t want your question/answer period to end at 1...

The Grinder

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It’s not a place, it’s a point. A point in the project when there is so much to do, that all you can do is grind on the work that has to be done. It doesn’t matter what the work is, how complex it is, what needs to be done, etc. All that matters is that you’re at that point and you need to Grind. The Grinder doesn’t care about design patterns, frameworks, best...

Treat Right vs Treat Well

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Huge difference. When we treat someone well, there is a barometer, a comparison that is evoked to how they are being treated and an immediate justification for how they are being treated. “They are being treated well… for someone who does this.” “We treat them well compared to this other company.” On the other hand, when you treat someone right, the story changes...

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