Talented technologists often get promoted by desire or default into management. Now with managing people, the rules have changed and success is defined differently than as an individual contributor (IC). You’ll be leading teams that may have people who know more, are smarter, have more experience, or get paid more. How do you successfully lead?
Inspired by a podcast interviewing Phil Jackson, this post alludes to useful bits of the interview with my own commentary. Read on to learn how to manage people “better” than you.Read More »
Longtime readers of my blog know that Signal is one of my favorite messaging applications for secure and private communications. To this point the emphasis has been more on the security than the privacy or anonymity; however, with a new feature the balance pivots more toward an equilibrium of security and privacy.
Read on to learn about the new feature and why it is important for your privacy.Read More »
We all make tradeoffs in life that help define us. For some it is tabs vs spaces, for others it is security vs convenience, still others the conflict between a wired internet connection and a wireless connection.
I’ll file this under my series “strong opinions about inane things”. Read on as I state my case.Read More »
In a move that reaffirms their strong and consistent stance on private communication, Signal is poised to leave their business in the UK over a newly passed anti-encryption law. What does this mean for those in the UK who wish to communicate privately and securely?Read More »
Many times people conflate the Internet and the World Wide Web. They are not the same and it is worth knowing the difference to understand better the technologies which modern living relies upon.
These topics can get pretty deep but I’ll keep it high level and simple. Let’s have a look…Read More »
Over the years, in various positions, I’ve participated in many projects as a developer, lead developer, architect, jack-of-all-trades administrator, etc. I’ve also had the opportunity to lead technical projects as well.
This post focuses on techniques I have employed to successfully manage technical projects. Read on for tips regarding meetings, communication, and building your confidence.Read More »