Category Archives: Lessons Learned

Architectural review phrase book

When a project is in its early stages, (or sometimes, much later), it is time to have your system designs and software/system architecture reviewed. When this happens, it is not unusual to have a difference of opinion with your reviewer(s).  In … Continue reading

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Scaling a project

I recently read an article from a local “expert” about scalability of a dev team. The author claimed that every project can only be completed by a team of 7-10 people. The size of the project didn’t matter to the … Continue reading

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Wheels that need to squeak

I’m sure you have heard the phrase “the squeaky wheel gets the grease”. Basically, if you need something done and it is not just getting itself done, you should speak-up and complain, maybe even make a bit of a ruckus, … Continue reading

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Both sides of craftsmanship

I recently read a good article titled “The Dark Side of Craftsmanship“. In the article Ted Neward tells a story about a well-meaning developer who posts some sloppy code to a public forum and is criticized harshly. Mr. Neward correctly … Continue reading

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Signing certificate not found – Identity Server

Signing certificate not found: CN=COMODO RSA Certification Authority, O=COMODO CA Limited, L=Salford, S=Greater Manchester, C=GB The reason behind this one, worries me a bit. Our sys-admin was cleaning out some old expired keys. When he did, we got this error. … Continue reading

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Bad Advice

I’ve met several people in my life who were very smart, but were somewhat unsuccessful in their careers and to some degree, in parts of their lives.  These people did not have any kind of disability that held them back.  They were smart … Continue reading

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Excessive Diagnostics

When the dung hits the fan, everyone wants the problem fixed yesterday. If you are the kind of person who thinks-ahead and prepares for bad situations, it is probably because you have some experience in this matter, or you received … Continue reading

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