We are Changing the World, Right Now.

When I was a kid, I enjoyed reading fairy tales and fables, like Arabian Nights and Grimm’s Fairy Tales. To me, those were fantastic worlds of boundless imagination, though of course I hadn’t an inkling of where these stories came from. To my young mind, I’m sure, these stories were “just there”, perhaps dropped onto […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]