Wake Forest: Public Meeting Sheds Light on ‘Fiber to the Forest’ Pre-registration Hopefully many people show interest and this can actually happen soon.
Not long ago I found myself working alongside a brilliant college dropout–A young junior programmer who was just plain gifted when it came to software development. I was very surprised […]
I’m in an environment where whenever I ssh to a machine I have a different username than that of my main machine. For example, the username on my desktop of […]
I’ve seen a few good posts and articles that make attempts to explain to young ladies—teens and preteens—the consequences of their posts online. Many of these are very good, with […]
I’ve heard about new math for a long time now, but only recently have I been impacted by it. This evening I was attempting to help my daughter with division […]
From STUPID to SOLID Code William Durand: From STUPID to SOLID Code
This is going to be a tough question, and I suspect many won’t like the anwer. Are you working yourself out of a career? If this question confuses you, chances […]
Speaking of the “Ninja Programmer” silliness, I stumbled about this ad today. Ug. If you’re company is looking for a “Rock Star Programmer,” you may be misunderstanding a great deal.
I stumbled upon these videos from “Numberphile” on Youtube. I’ve never been much of a math geek, but these videos are really interesting.
I don’t like to just post links to another blog or article. Anyone can do that, and there are far too many blogs out there that create no original content. […]
Look at this beauty! This is a clear case of “They don’t make ‘em like they used to.” I found it laying around the office one day–free for the pickin’! […]
Many of us have seen them: The job posts claiming to be seeking a “Ninja Programmer.” I presume that these are companies that are: Looking for a well-versed candidate with […]
The other day I had an epiphany. Okay, epiphany may be a bit of a strong word for this little discovery, but I did suddenly realize why I often get […]
I have an idea for an article, but I’m not entirely sure how to approach. It’s a subject that I believe some have written about, but as a male, it […]
Assertion #1: You may not like me. (Not immediately.) My Fellow Software Developers, Architects, Designers, Engineers, Leaders, Quality Assurance Analysts… Whatever your job title (and whatever your real role, as […]
As a group, we’re out of shape. I’m working on an article on this subject, but I want to do so in a motivational way, not with a lecturing or […]
Happy Independence Day! I’ll be celebrating by eating too much, watching fireworks, and staying up late to work on a new article for SDJ!
RTP is cool and all, but, honestly, there’s lots of space around here, and we don’t all need to be driving the same direction. I’d love to see more companies […]
The other day I had a thought–Why not start a book club at work? I read a lot, and I generally like to have two books going at a time. […]
Not long after my daughters got iPod Touches for Christmas (from their grandparents), I received this text message from my youngest. It’s difficult to get your sister in trouble when […]
The other day my daughter wanted to heat up some soup in the microwave. She insisted on doing it herself. The lid of the Campbell’s Soup can the type with […]
According to this recent article (Canadian HR Reporter), the high starting salaries are still in fields related to software and other fields of engineering. The careers with the highest starting […]
Techspot: Microsoft Launches Youtube App, Google Demands it Taken Down Come on, Google. I thought you were bigger than this.
Fun. (Found via Eric Crane.) Tech Time Warp of the Week | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com
Here is the world’s first web page. Much has changed, and much hasn’t. We are still making HTML do things it was never designed to do. But we’ve done some […]
I’ve been on countless interviews, and I’ve learned a few things along the way. I don’t consider myself an expert by any means, but I’ve learned how to interview well. […]
I’ve gotta plug this tool: MediaHuman Youtube to MP3. A while back a friend sent me a link to a video of this guy, Shakey Graves, playing a song called […]
It is a thrill and an honor to have an article published in a journal, especially Software Developer’s Journal. This is the second time I have had such an honor. […]
My grandfather was, in a number of ways, larger than life. He was physically large–a massive man with a huge belly and equally huge appetite (an appetite which I seem […]
What does this song have to do with work? Nothing! But also, everything! Not long ago my oldest daughter was learning about the planets. She had to memorize them in […]