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Spotting broken processes

The Agile Manifesto starts out with “Individuals and interactions over processes and tools” and yet, bad processes haunt us daily. How do we know when a process is doing more harm than good?

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Poor man’s Drupal testing with search reindexing

Turns out, just doing a full search reindex regularly (such as daily) is a great way to make sure your content can render without errors.

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Creating robust projects with the PPF (Past/Present/Future) technique

One of my favorite ways to make sure my projects are well rounded is to look at the past, the present, and the future of the project, and make sure all 3 areas are being thought about constantly. Imagine you’re onboarding someone onto your project. How would you explain where the project came from, where […]

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Grinders vs. thinkers

Software developers exist on a spectrum. On one extreme, we have “Grinders“. These are the people who just want to be told exactly what to do, and then be left alone while they go heads down and do it, and then move onto the next thing. Ask them to solve a hard problem and they […]

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Race report: Viking Trail Half Marathon

My first half marathon! Trails hurt!

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Week 1 of monetizing my Chrome extension

After 7 years and 80,000+ users, I’m starting to charge money for Shortkeys.

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Discussion topics for development teams

A list of some of my favorite conversation starters to get a team talking. Use them wisely!

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My 2019 reading challenge

After 10 months of reading 50 books totaling almost 17,000 pages, I wrapped up the 2019 PopSugar Reading Challenge.

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Race report: Hartness 5K

After a month of trying to not be a lazy out of shape idiot, I ran a very slow 5K race and loved it.

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What I took from GTD

I’ve read Getting Things Done twice now, once a few years back and once just this month. Here’s the 2 minute summary of what I’ve taken from it.