90s Flashback - Co-SysOp of a Bulletin Board System
A short trip back to simpler times.
Thoughts on journaling: Answering common questions
My thoughts on journaling; answering common questions.
Stop doing sprints? That’s outrageous, egregious, preposterous!
My thoughts on sprints, the artificial timebox we all seem to use in software development.
10 ways to be a better (technical) interviewer
My thoughts on how we, as technical interviewers, can do better.
Developer Standup: Rethinking the Three Questions
My thoughts on the Three Questions that are so common in the daily standup.
Books of 2022
Books I read in 2022.
12 Days of Christmas in C#
The 12 Days of Christmas in C#.
Karvonen Heart Rate using C# and Spectre.Console
My entry for the Dotnet Advent this year - Calculating Karvonen Heart Rate in C#.
AZ-900 / Azure Fundamentals - My approach
I recently passed the Azure Fundamentals certification exam from Microsoft, and while it’s still fresh, I wanted to write about how I prepared for the exam.
Sending a meeting request? Think before you send.
Are you about to send a meeting request? Before you do, check out this list of things you should think about BEFORE you hit send.
February is International Correspondence Writing Month!
How to have a better interview
The one about interviewing.
Priorities and Twitter
The one about priorities and Twitter
Books of 2021
The one about the books I read in 2021
549 days and a new start
My last post was written on June 17, 2020 right before I started a new job. It has been 549 days since that day (1 year, 6 months, and 1 day). As priorities...
63 days. That's the number of days between the time my 90-day furlough started and the day I resigned from that company. On April 8th, me and 48 team members...
Git with a new project
I started thinking to back when I was starting with git and some of the struggles I had, especially when starting a new project.
Exercises for Programmers - Weather Checker in C#
Update: This post is part of the Second Annual C# Advent. Along with koans and katas, several books have helped me knock the rust off after a recent two-year...
A title does not make you a leader. I don't care if you're The President, a CEO, a CTO, a team leader or just someone on the team trying to get stuff done. A...
An excerpt from my “Going Indie” book: Contracts
Yes, I'm behind on getting this thing wrapped up, but yes, it's still coming! This isn't the entire section on Contracts - just a snippet, but it's important...
2017 in review
In 2017, I Posted 52 blog posts (this is #52) Attended the following concerts Tesla Pat Benatar U2 The Who Metallica In this Moment (with Avatar and Of Mic...
The Future of KalX
Kalamazoo X 10 won’t be the last. It’ll just be the last in Kalamazoo.
Kalamazoo X Conference 2018
Kalamazoo X 2018 will be the last. It’s a conference for the heart, not the head. There WILL be cursing and crying.
Detroit.Code() is coming soon!
Detroit.Code() is a professional conference for anyone involved with the creation of software.
The first step is…
The first step is admitting you have a problem, and I definitely have a problem.
Random writing for 9/15/2016
Random writing for 9/13/2016
Random writing for 9/13/2016 - Something different
Listen more, talk less
Biggest piece of advice I can give to anyone starting a new job…
Bored. Took a test.
I was recently asked to describe myself in three words.
The 2016 Kalamazoo X Conference
Every year for the last 8 years, I've run a conference in Kalamazoo, MI called the Kalamazoo X Conference. This conference takes a lot of work, and I've been...
Excerpt: We’ll see how long it lasts this time. :-)