Not my normal Saturday

So I spent most of yesterday staring at a computer screen which is definitely not how I prefer to spend my weekends. When you work in technology there’s an understanding that some portion of your nights and weekends you’ll spend ‘practicing’ for your day job.  If you’re in a startup there’s the added fun that …

Hiring Games Part 2: The Perfect Candidate

Part 1 is here if you missed it. First off let’s agree on this: there is no such thing. The rockstar / high performer will have zero social or soft skills. The rock steady consistent performer probably won’t wow you with their ingenuity. The friendliest most agreeable most likeable person will probably be useless. This …

The dynamics of modern IT

I was linked this article by a longtime friend who works at Microsoft. I read through a few times and found myself agreeing with much of it. I think it’s decent set of guidelines on how to lead technical people, but I think it completely missed the contrast between working for a company that has …

It’s all over but the shoutin’

Editor’s note: Another historical post. This relatively short post is deceptive. It’s hard to imagine what life changing events would grow out of it. It’s no secret anymore that the company I work for has been sold, and the news has really changed the atmosphere around my department and the company as a whole. It’s …