As a team lead you need to know your team. You need to understand people. You don’t need to second guess them, you don’t need to micromanage them, but know what motivates them. Know what they need to perform at their best. What tools do they covet? What routines matter? Do they need precision? Do … More As a team lead …
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,200 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 20 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the … More 2014 in review
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,600 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 27 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the … More 2013 in review : agile, dynamic and dangerous data
Originally posted on Scottish Developers:
Scottish Developers are pleased to announce that DunDDD 2013 will take place on Saturday 23rd November in the Queen Mother Building of the University of Dundee. http://dun.dddscotland.com This will be the 3rd DunDDD built on the popular foundation of the Developer! Developer! Developer! conference series which has spread to all…
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 2,100 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 4 years to get … More 2012 in review
So, last week I tweeted about the “Post-PC” world and sounded like a bit of an arrogant tosser. Post-PC is the shift from devices built for personal creation to devices for consumption. I need to create. https://twitter.com/#!/craignicol/status/166969581137707008 Today, I’m going to try and explain myself by sounding like an old fart. My first computer was … More Developers in a Post-PC world
Let’s talk about plumbing, and customer service, and an experience I had recently with a company I won’t name. Overall the experience was good, but I don’t want anyone to get into trouble because they’ve misinterpreted what I have said here. (and if you’re wondering about the picture : the Olympic flame isn’t lit either). … More Apprentice programmer
I had an idea for running a book club for Google+ Hangouts, but after David Christiansen turned up, it became a more interesting catch-up, covering HP selling off WebOS, and discussing zaproxy ( http://code.google.com/p/zaproxy/ ) penetration testing tool and JIRA agile project management tool ( http://sandbox.onjira.com/secure/Dashboard.jspa?os_username=jens&os_password=password ). Some good chat, but we were wondering if … More Weekly (Scottish?) Developers Google+ Hangout?
I’ve had an idea in my head for a while that I wanted to start blogging about things a bit more political than my technical blog. Not party political, because frankly, that bores me, but political in the grander sense. Today I was having a discussion on Facebook about Osama bin Laden, and whether killing can … More Justice in Pakistan?
Sorry for the big delay in getting this post out (one word : deadlines), but for both of you who’ve been waiting eagerly for this, here’s my review of day 3 of the QConLondon 2011 conference, unfortunately too late for the QConLondon Key Takeaway Points and Lessons Learned. For me, it was a bit of … More QConLondon 2011 : Day 3 review