Category Archives: Lessons Learned

Owning your mistakes

As you read this, I would like you to picture me wincing and making a sour face (like I just bit a lemon or something). This is because what I am about to say is not very pleasant. It is … 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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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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Comparing yourself to others

This is a frequent topic with my kids and even some peers. “I’m not good enough” or “I wish I could be like that person. They have it all”. “I don’t think I could ever achieve what that person has.” … Continue reading

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Management will prefer more tech debt (in so-many words)

Disclaimer: This is not about my current project or company. It is about all projects and companies, everywhere. If you are familiar with “technical debt”, I’m sure you would acknowledge: tech debt is bad, and if you allow it, you … Continue reading

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Terms & conditions screen in RBA

Disclaimer: As always, I’m not supposed to talk about this SDK, but the accompanying docs do not cover the material very well, and bing/goog returns zero info.  I had to spend several hours figuring this out (and almost gave-up, twice).  Hopefully, … Continue reading

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