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Quoted in "The Secrets Behind Great One-on-One Meetings"

I was recently quoted in this free ebook, “The Secrets Behind Great One-on-One Meetings” which you can check out here: http://www.oreilly.com/business/free/the-secrets-behind-great-one-on-one-meetings.csp It’s a great short ebook and very useful for those wanting to see the value of one-on-one meetings. Teams function more smoothly when team leads and managers take the time to have one-on-one meetings.

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In the first episode of the NeverFriday Leadership Podcast, I talk about the fixer vs the coach way of thinking when leading a team. Download the “Team Lead As Coach” episode of the NeverFriday Leadership Podcast In this episode I mention Jill Geisler’s article on What Great Bosses Know “Are you a coach or a

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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 work on next, or what kind

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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 and other tools. While this presentation

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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. #1 Prioritize and Execute The first way is to pick one task and finish it. That’s it. The book Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy Seals Lead

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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

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Attended the Toronto Defcon DC416 meetup last week Wednesday, the presentations were on Stuxnet, data mining of virus/malware signatures, and lockpicking. The lockpicking demonstration was a workshop where you could take a try at lockpicking two small doors with different grades of locks. It was packed and the audience was varied, security researchers, computer science

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An employee at SoundCloud has a guide on writing React.js and Redux. The current SoundCloud app is written in Angular.js 1.x and they have their own flux-like library. The guide is a guide on how to build a SoundCloud client web app using React.js and Redux. It’s a perfect demonstration of why metaprogramming is necessary