Category Archives: Work

How to Deftly Handle Pushy People and Succeed on Software Projects

Working in the software profession you will often run into a situation where someone is pushing your estimates down, asking for the moon, or increasing scope without adding resources or time. There is no instruction manual for handling that sort … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Work | Tagged , , | Comments Off on How to Deftly Handle Pushy People and Succeed on Software Projects

How to setup the MySQL data directory to be in your encrypted home folder on Ubuntu 14.04

Ubuntu has built in home folder encryption similar to OSX. I always turn on this feature on both OSs and have never experienced any perceptible performance hit. This guide shows one approach to migrating the MySQL data directory into the … Continue reading

Posted in Sys Admin, Work | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on How to setup the MySQL data directory to be in your encrypted home folder on Ubuntu 14.04

On Pluggers, Rockstars, Ninjas, and other fun labels for developers – which are you?

My first boss taught me there are two types of programmers: pluggers and rock stars. It was the late 90’s, and programming talent was in high demand. I was the young gun they brought in.  A plugger would not have … Continue reading

Posted in Fun Nerdy, Work | Tagged , , | Comments Off on On Pluggers, Rockstars, Ninjas, and other fun labels for developers – which are you?