Monthly Archives: October 2012

Designing by Committee

When pulling together a new technical design for a software feature or component, it’s easy to inadvertently put too many cooks in the kitchen, particularly in a highly collaborative environment.  As the old saying goes, “nine women can’t give birth … Continue reading

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Hunting for Software Developers

The name of the game in my life this year as a software development manager has been looking for great talent.  I estimate that I’ve spent 25-50% of my time in 2012 looking for qualified candidates.  It can be a … Continue reading

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I Pay For Water

I’d like to live in a city where I can water whenever I want.  I don’t live in that kind of city. In an effort to conserve scarce resources, the city of Austin, like many cities across the country, imposes … Continue reading

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