My System for Choosing Tech

When you come to choose a tech stack for a main portion of your business, I always advise taking into account 3 different metrics. Note: this discussion is about long-term solutions, and doesn’t hold for quick, POC-like needs. Look for those in a different post. Core: Whether or not this is addressing something in your […]

Of Hero Coders

As teams grow and become larger, it is common to see a few hero coders take position. They emerge from the darkness (usually, since most critical issues seem to happen after business hours), and sweep in with their magic to make everything go back to the way it was. When you’re being bombarded by monitoring […]


“There are so many things to do, I just can’t get to it all!” “Sorry, I know that needed attention but I’m just too busy!!” These are very common remarks from managers, especially junior team leads. If you hear these uttered rarely, at times of crunch, it’s ok. But, if those are being chanted over […]

Maintaining an Outsider Perspective

I was on a United Polaris Business flight for the first time in a year. Everything was pretty great, but when I decided to use that flatbed to get some sleep I couldn’t find how to turn the passenger light off. I tried all the knobs, turning off two other lights but not that one. […]