Multi-factor panacea, 10 October 2022

Multi-factor auth does not save you from having to vet your dependencies.

Reduce Friction, 23 July 2022

Why a relentless focus on reducing developer friction pays off in team productivity, and some ways to do this.

Against dogmatism, 29 May 2022

Dogmatism is an enemy because it makes bad decisions.

One year for a one-line fix, 24 May 2022

Why it took me a year to arrive at a one-line fix for a massive performance problem, and how I hope to shorten that time should I encounter a similar situation again.

Legacy you hate, 24 May 2022

What to do with a legacy monolith implemented with a language and framework you don’t know and/or dislike.

Programming as Theory-Building, 12 May 2022

How reading “Programming as Theory-Building” changed my priorities as a technical leader and a programmer.

Dysfunction junction, 10 May 2022

The connection between technical dysfunction and organizational dysfunction, and why you have to deal with the organization first.

Problem statement, 8 May 2022

It’s good to start with a clear statement of the problem you’re trying to solve. Here’s the problem statement for this blog.


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