Category Archives: Editorial

Useless Hackathons

I participated in a few coding competitions in high school, where we got together for a day with a team and tried to build software to solve a problem. They were challenging and exciting, but exhausting. Not something I’d want … Continue reading

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Beer Mode

David Perell has an essay on the different ways that creative people work. He calls these “beer mode” and “coffee mode”. When you are in coffee mode, you are getting things done. You have a list, and you work towards … Continue reading

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Titles and DevOps Confusion

Alex Yates has become quite the DevOps consultant in the last few years. I used to work with Alex at Redgate before he left to start his own consulting firm. I hear nothing but good things about his work, and … Continue reading

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The Tech Blame Game

Last year Solarwinds was hacked and blamed an intern for a security lapse. When Equifax was hacked, in testimony to the US Congress, the former CEO blamed a specific, though unnamed, person for not patching a system. British Airways blamed … Continue reading

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