Category Archives: Work

Why tech companies tend to be more profitable

There is a growing body of research that shows that companies that limit their high-low wage ratios and distribute generous option plans consistently outperform more traditional, inegalitarian firms. Companies that flatten hierarchies and distribute rewards more fairly are actually more … Continue reading

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Modern Luddites

No matter how hard you might try, there will always be people who insist on doing processes by hand, resisting automation. Modern Luddites.

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Career is a dirty word

“Career” sounds like a dirty word to many of us. It has a corporate, sleazy, back stabbing connotation. When I hear it, I picture a cliché stock photography of a bunch of smiling people wearing 80’s suits. Engineers suck at … Continue reading

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Paging the sysadmin . . .

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Lazy ass developers

So, what school of laziness did you not attend to come up with this wonderful method of using a database? This is almost, but not quite, as bad as storing it as blobs. Hmm, what else… oh yeah, it doesn’t … Continue reading

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Log Levels

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Escape from The Cloud

I feel like I’m wanting to move in the opposite direction of ‘the cloud’. I actually have some interest in landing an opportunity to work with the Z mainframe stuff (which I think can run AIX and Linux inside of … Continue reading

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