Category Archives: Career

My most epic project

The biggest project of my career was a Y2k project for a state agency. The project was a huge challenge by itself. To make things more interesting, it had a fixed timeline (Y2k) and a customer who didn’t typically do … Continue reading

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Underachieving, overachieving

When I was in high-school, I had an interesting discussion with a guidance counselor. I was taking some pretty hard classes in school and I was getting so-so grades (B or C, not A). His advice was to take easier … Continue reading

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Training your manager

Disclaimer: This is not about my current workplace. This is about all workplaces. Whether you are a team lead, software architect, PM or a junior developer, you count on your team for stuff. Maybe if you are a one-man-team, you … Continue reading

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“People aren’t afraid of failure, they are afraid of blame.” – Seth Godin

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Letting go, delegating, managing

Let’s just say that you are a programmer, or server admin or just about anything, and you are really good at what you do. Usually, this means that you are a person “who gets things done”. This also usually means … Continue reading

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People who hate you for doing a good job

I, and many of my peers have experienced the phenomenon, when you have a colleague that seems to “have it in for you”. Everything you do, just seems to grind their corn. This person isn’t your boss. So the person … Continue reading

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Some people just don’t want good advice

I know, right?  I’m sure that you’ve probably offered some good advice to somebody before and they just dismissed it, like it was nothing (especially if you are the parent of a teenager).  I mean, gosh, you might have just … Continue reading

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