Particulars Pertaining To Pair Programming

05 Apr 2024

Illustration by Heather Barron I spend a lot of my time pair programming. I like that the feedback is immediate, I learn a lot, and, maybe most importantly, I have a good laugh with the person I’m working with. I’ll spend no time here convincing...

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Engineering Processes

07 Feb 2024

Illustration by Fiona Stabler Engineering teams can have any number of processes. They have those rituals like stand-ups, retrospectives, planning meetings, and sometimes there are specific steps for raising a bug or fixing one. If I'm being honest...

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2024 Intentions

04 Jan 2024

I have conflicting feelings about New Year’s resolutions. On one hand, it’s nice to reflect on the year that has passed and to think about the changes you'd like to make. On the other hand, it’s very cold and dark outside (up here in the northern...

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Forgetting To Think

22 Apr 2023

My wife asked me if we should watch a movie called The Menu recently, and I Googled "Should I watch The Menu?". After we watched it she asked me what I thought, and I Googled "The Menu reviews". She laughed and said "I'm not asking Google, I'm asking...

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Being Honest

02 Jul 2022

Are you an honest person? Be honest. I think most people would automatically answer yes. Not being honest is a bad thing. To lie is to deceive somebody intentionally and that’s not us. No, you must be thinking of somebody else. The reality is that...

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