Chase Difficulty

Working in software you come across a lot of different mindsets, one of my favorite mindsets is the one chasing difficulty. There’s invariably a variety of tasks to get a web application deployed to a customer. Some tasks will get you glory in a sprint review, like setting up a reactive UI or configuring an Django … [Read more…]

(Not so) Brief Absence

It has been awhile since I posted last, I’ll admit that. So instead of promising to bring back the blog on a definite schedule, I think it would be better to promise something a little more reasonable. I’m going to promise to write (about tech, tech culture, etc.) everyday – even if it’s just a … [Read more…]

Construction Versus Gardening

In this installment of ‘metaphors’, coincidentally the first installment, I’d like to talk about how we talk about the work we do on-the-whole. Also, please forgive me for all of the quotation marks, but I think they help the readability.  If you ask an average software engineer about their day, they’ll usually say something like “I’m … [Read more…]