Monthly Archives: March 2017

We Got an Engineer

If you’re a technologist then you can’t help but critique and/or criticize any new technology or piece of software that you encounter.

In fact, you don’t have to be a technologist to have an opinion about technology and the apps that you use every single day. The ubiquity of software products has made everyone an “expert” in some way, shape, or form.

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Context is Missing in the SDLC

As we continue to grind on making the Software Development Life Cycle a bit more useful to most folks we’ve been encountering a lot of positive validation from within and without our own networks.

The reality is that most (all?) technology companies just aren’t getting the throughput that they really need to maximize their tools, their systems, and perhaps most importantly, their people.

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Stats: A Powerful Drug

I’ve been blogging for a long time and for a while I really cared about stats and I really cared about how many visits and pageviews and comments and social shares that were happening in and around the blog.

And, for a time, it was good… but I quickly became obsessed and overwhelmed with having to not only manage those figures but also to engage with the never-ending struggle to make them grow.

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A Useful View of the SDLC

When a business and organization launches a software product they are executing against the SDLC, a Software Development Life Cycle (or sometimes just generically called “Systems”).

Regardless of how codified the organization’s system might actually be, they still execute against it in gist, the general process of planning, developing, testing, and then deploying software into the wild.

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Getting Things Done Starts with My Health

It’s been a bit more than 3 years, to be exact, but someone had asked me recently for more specifics on how I get things “done” and I remembered that a big part of my process and schedule is eating healthy and daily exercise.

In fact, since committing myself to a categorically-different lifestyle than the one that I had previously lived I’ve managed to maintain it, iterate, and improve it.

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Coffee Warmers

I am loving the current series of Dilbert cartoons that are being produced right now because they speak deeply to my own personal process of coming up with projects to work on.

Some of these projects stay “indie” – small personal projects that may or may not produce any revenue (and that’s not the ultimate goal, ever) while others actually give birth to larger ventures.

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Intern with Pinpoint

I’m excited to share that I’m opening up a small “internship program” today!

The reason for the quotes is that there’s a part of me that doesn’t want to call it an internship but that’s what it essentially is, so, I’ll dispense with the creativity and call it what it is!

If you’re interested then continue to read! If not, well, there’s always yesterday’s issue of #EngOps which has some really good content to read, curated by yours truly!

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