what are the assumptions disguised as fact?
There are numerous moments when I have assumed something was fact when it was really just an assumption. Whether it was my own assumption or I was hearing an assumption of someone else it’s not hard to see the trouble this could cause if we step back a moment.Read Post
LostGrid releases new version called Darcy
LostGrid, the Darcy Release
Tonight I released the latest version of the open source project, LostGrid I maintain. The main focus of this release was to fix some bugs that caused some breaking changes, start a new version naming strategy, add a feature forRead Post
lost-rowand to also ensure that there was movement on the project.
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It’s a joke
So I don’t actually think this is an epidemic. I just think it’s funny. There have been many times when I will see people with AirDrop on and feel like sending them something. Now…I get to!Read Post
Great code, unless shipped, doesn't do much.
We’ve all been there. You’ve written a pretty solid feature and you’re just about done but you keep finding little areas to improve. Those little things that you keep committing such as “cleans up x” or “refactors x to make simpler”. As your deadline approaches your stress level grows, the product owner is getting nervous, and the late nights are inevitable.Read Post
There's no such thing as a unicorn
This post was turned into a talk.
1. Realize there are no silver bullets or unicorns.
Similar to imposter syndrome, it is important to know that your unique talents are to be valued. We all have different skills from various backgrounds. This is something to be celebrated and embraced by all developers. It’s important to realize that your background allows you to have a perspective that others cannot. Whether you’ve just written your first Hello World, or you are a seasoned dev, you have a unique take and that is worth celebrating.Read Post
Preparing for life should be taken seriously.
In 2012 the astronauts aboard the International Space Station were awakened in the middle of the night by a fire alarm. All six of the crew members on board quickly, but not rushed, made their way to Russian part of the space station to assess the situation and fight the fire. Thankfully this was an instrumentation failure and there was no fire aboard and all were able to go back to sleep.Read Post
My journey from contributor to maintainer.
Deploying our new TrackIR Site.
Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about decision fatigue. So when this last week we got the thumbs up from the CEO and were ready to deploy our new site, I wanted to make sure that the deploy went as smooth as possible and kept decision fatigue in mind.Read Post
So, here’s the truth…
I’ve written lots of things, several of them were actually pretty good. Years ago I used to write a blog. Years ago I used to care how many people read it. Years ago I used to wonder if people liked me. I’ve changed.Read Post
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