Author Archives: Tim Golisch

About Tim Golisch

I'm a geek. I do geeky things.

Why you don’t need college, and why you do

Back 100 years ago, books were super-expensive. Think about the availability of paper, printing, and means to distribute books. Plus think about supply/demand. How many people needed a history book or calculus book. 100 years ago, people were mostly concerned … Continue reading

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Why you need a little technical debt

Ever since I was a kid, I always wanted a corvette. They are just cool, and I want one more than anything in the world. Okay, that seemed a little over-dramatic. Clearly that is not true, because I have a … Continue reading

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Triage: picking your battles vs being lazy

A few years back, I joined a team that had a lot of problems. I mean A LOT of problems. To give you an idea: the team wasn’t even fixing the problems. They retreated to the point of documenting “the … Continue reading

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Knowing what you don’t know

A few weeks ago, I had the joy of experiencing a new twist on an old problem: gathering requirements.  I have a small project which has missed a deadline or two.  Naturally, I’ve heard question a few times: “when will it … Continue reading

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Knowing something you don’t

Now that I’m all grown up, I can actually laugh when someone says (in a condescending manner) that they know something that you don’t. Sometimes they may even say it with a tone of disbelief: “You don’t know that!!? I … Continue reading

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Troubleshooting, and 3rd parties

Working on a project, with another vendor, is not always the walk-through-the-park that one might expect.  I’ve done this a few times in my career. Like with anything, there is some good and some bad. When things are going good, … Continue reading

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Embracing pain

Back in the 80’s there was an exercise slogan “no pain, no gain”. The original concept was simply to work-out with an intensity and duration so you began to feel discomfort. If you weren’t experiencing some discomfort during your work-out … Continue reading

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