Author Archives: Tim Golisch

About Tim Golisch

I'm a geek. I do geeky things.

Stupid effing owin won’t go away

[burst of profanity omitted] I’m writing this while I’m angry, so bear with me for a moment. Hopefully, this advice can spare you the agitation that I’m experiencing right now. I wanted to do something fairly simple today (it doesn’t … Continue reading

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The right words

It is worth it to take the time to find the right words to use. Unfortunately there is often not enough time to find the right words. The best time to find them is before you need them because that … Continue reading

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Down time

College is designed to teach you a bunch of stuff, but one of the biggest lessons comes from “finals week”. This part of the semester also includes the week before finals, when nearly every goshdarn class seems to have a … Continue reading

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Testers, bugs and the end-of-the-world

*** Disclaimer: this is not about my current project. It is about all projects, everywhere. *** If you are a developer, and you have worked much with professional software testers, you will love & hate them. You will love them … Continue reading

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Tech debt, rewriting the whole thing

If you’ve ever looked at a messy program, you might think “we should just rewrite this. It would take less time than fixing this mess”. The logic on it seems flawless, right. You are awesome and your ninja moves are … Continue reading

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Requirements for Waterfall, Agile and Cowboy

Once again, I am comparing these three approaches to software development. It might seem funny that I could treat “cowboy” like it is a real methodology, but there is some reality to it and I would like to explain how … Continue reading

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Performance Testing – 201

In my career, I’ve done a few performance studies. (more than just a few). (I’m trying to be humble, but it’s not working). (Sorry). I’ve had some good mentors along the way, and I’ve done a lot of studying to … Continue reading

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