July, 2016

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Top 3 Reasons You Need to Hire a Tech Career Coach

In your software development or IT career, you’re going to eventually get to a point where you don’t quite know what to do next, or how to get to the next stage of your career. It can be hard to figure out what sorts of projects you want to workRead More

Presentation: FreedomBox on RaspberryPi

Last weekend I did a technical presentation on the RaspberryPi, a small computer, running the FreedomBox GNU/Linux software. Click here to download the presentation PDF “FreedomBox on the RaspberryPi” In the presentation I walked through how to setup and configure the FreedomBox software which includes Tor, Privoxy, IkiWiki, XMPP andRead More

Setting Clear Priorities

To be a tech leader, rather than just a manager, you have to set clear priorities. There are two ways to do this and they apply in different situations.

Say NO to Venn Diagrams When Explaining JOINs

In recent times, there have been a couple of tremendously popular blog posts explaining JOINs using Venn Diagrams. After all, relational algebra and SQL are set oriented theories and languages, so … Source: Say NO to Venn Diagrams When Explaining JOINs