Happy New Year, it’s 2016 As I do every year, after doing my year in review I tend to put my goals my goals and objectives for the coming year, so 2016 should not be an exception.  I do this for multiple reasons, to take a few moments and think through what I would like to achieve, complete or begin in the coming year.  It also forces me to to put down some concrete objectives, and make a plan to go through with it.   Professional I have a few goals for my professional career for… Read Article →

2015 year end review It’s that time of year again, well ,I’m a little late doing my annual review, as I was overworked trying to get a few things out of the way before year end, so here it is, my 2015 year end review. New Job 2015 was an eventful year for me, at least professionally speaking.  I changed jobs at the end of the summer.  There are many reasons why, but the principal reason, there was no longer a work life balance that was maintainable for me.  I prefer not to dwell on it… Read Article →

The risk in cutting corners in software deliveries We have all been on a project or two, where the delivery date was fixed in time, due to dependant companies, public launch announcements.  Now hopefully those dates are planned around the work that needs to be done, with at least some buffer room for the eventual things that can go wrong. Like this? Donate Bitcoin to Tim at: 1C3bk51YNGrEFXNy8HxCWs9QMbRkniDjdJ

My Goals for 2015 Happy new year everyone, may 2015 bring you joy, happiness, health, love and success.  I choose the word success as opposed to prosperity, because success implies having a goal, and working to achieve it, where as prosperity can just happen for a lucky few. As most do, I spent some time reflecting on 2014 yesterday, and realized I had a pretty good year, nothing to truly complain about, but it also had some shortcomings.  Stuff that I don’t feel like I achieved, yet were well within the realm of possibilities. This… Read Article →

2014, year in review Happy New Year everyone. It is again that time of the year, when we look back on our accomplishments, failures, dreams and hopes. site down check Well this is my 2014, year in review. This time last year, I had a certain set of goals, and things that I hoped to achieve in 2014. I wanted 2014 to be a year that included some firsts, and some changes. If nothing else, 2014 taught me a lot about myself, both good and bad. First lets recap some of the goals I had… Read Article →

The Open Office Layout I have over the past couple of years had the privilege of working with some wonderful companies.  I like to think myself a lucky person as each and every one of those companies had decidedly different views and approaches to taking care of its employees.  I came across this article on the New Yorker, and it make me stop and think about my experiences.  I decided that I would share those here, and my options about them. Like this? Donate Bitcoin to Tim at: 1C3bk51YNGrEFXNy8HxCWs9QMbRkniDjdJ

My First Android app Part of my goals for 2014, was to find the time to publish my app.  I have been working on the idea over the past 18 months, and have in fact tried out a couple of versions of it. The main problem I faced, is that I lacked the time to learn how to do it right, and being the type of person that wants it done right when my name is on the line. Over the 2013 holidays, I decided this was it.  I was going to give it a… Read Article →

2013 in review: taking a moment Well its the new year, so Happy New Year everyone. I try to do this every year, not always on this blog, but at least in general to review how things went in the previous year, what happens and such. Social/community involvement This past year has seen a few milestones, I changed companies, leaving a fantastic organisation that was SidLee Technologies, and joined a new startup with some old friends.  I will write in the coming months about the startup, but this isn’t the time for it. Like this?… Read Article →

Words of wisdom I was lucky enough to have a wise uncle who taught me a whole bunch of interesting and useful things, ranging from picking up women to choosing what’s important to you, and giving those things the attention and effort they require. Perhaps some of those things will appear as entries at a later time. One of the most important words of wisdom I learned from such a great man, is that there are 3 things in life, you should always spend good money on, they are the 3 things between you and… Read Article →

I have been looking around for quick and easy ways for deploying website content from our version control system, without having a build process ( the site is ninety nine percent static html and has nothing to build ).  The only aspects that are interesting from a build process is a minifying resources and less compilation. I have seen a few posts around the web suggesting a git post-receive hook.  The idea of pushing the desired codebase to the desired server is desired, is in fact quite appealing.  I have worked a lot in the… Read Article →

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