Who are We Coding for?

(The below is an account based on facts, but the details are modified to protect the innocent.) It was a while back. My team at work had started on a new project, and many of us were excited about being able to try out the latest frameworks and tools available. Myself, I was busy with … Continue reading “Who are We Coding for?”

The Curious Case of Frameworks.

There are many times in my job as a web programmer when I realize, I don’t really know my stuff. That sounds like a dangerous statement to make, since if one admits he doesn’t know his stuff at work, then he’s essentially inviting his employer to dismiss him, or potential employers to reject him. That’s … Continue reading “The Curious Case of Frameworks.”

So. Time Tracking is Not Evil.

TL;DR Time tracking helps you to understand your working habits and rhythm and makes you a better professional. It also helps you to make better time estimates and communicate better to stakeholders. It is also an opportunity to make us more human. (Sounds terribly dry when summarized, huh.) Once Upon a Time. When I first … Continue reading “So. Time Tracking is Not Evil.”

Antonioni, Dead Space, and an Alternative Web.

Yesterday, I read a book on Michelangelo Antonioni which, with a number of essays, analyzed the unique craft of Antonioni as a film director. While I have not read each and every one of these essays, there are a couple of things in the essays that caught my attention, and which triggered me to touch … Continue reading “Antonioni, Dead Space, and an Alternative Web.”

How are You Using Twitter?

I’ve been using Twitter for a while now. When I first joined Twitter, I wanted to find out how to make the best use of it, so I read a number of articles online that dished out advice on how to use Twitter correctly. Among the things they taught were: Engage in conversations Don’t talk … Continue reading “How are You Using Twitter?”