Monthly Archives: September 2008

A Week in the Slife

Monday’s morning scrum was dragging out. Scrum is supposed to be a short meeting so when it starts to drag, I’ll make a “now and later” request. What conversations can we complete “now” in a few minutes and what conversations are better served with their own “later” in their own planning meeting. I hadn’t scheduled […]

Resume Advice

I read a lot of resumes. It’s a depressing activity. One thing I’ve gotten from reading so many resumes is an empathy for hiring managers. Don’t get me wrong. I remember those anxious, uncertain days of writing my own resume. Worrying whether I had just the right words that would keep my resume out of […]

A Slife of Life

I saw Rorschach‘s tweet about slife and thought I’d give it a try. Wow. It is eye opening. You can read a mans whole life with slife. I installed it Thursday morning. It didn’t surprise me. I more or less know how my days are filled. Here’s two and a half days… 07:30 arrive office, […]

Sick as a Dog

You really don’t notice that you’re not sick when you’re not sick. But take ill, and that is all you notice. I’ve been pushing life a bit hard of late and life in turn bit me right on the ass. I had felt run down for a couple of weeks but late last Thursday, I […]

Flexible Web Services

Things don’t change. You change your way of looking, that’s all. — Carlos CastaƱeda Early this spring, I made some big architectural changes in the company’s website. The two most far-reaching changes involved Amazon’s Web Services and Adobe’s Flex product. Sometimes you regret big changes. I only regret having not made the changes earlier. I […]