I've always had grandiose plans for a personal website that have never come to fruition. Instead my creative energy goes into work or fanciful things like writing stories for an audience of one.
Expect No LoyaltyFebruary 6th 2023
Do not be loyal to any employer. They do nothing to earn it, they have none for you. Companies talk about people being their most important asset, but this is only true while they have no choice. Do what you need to take care of yourself, your career, and your family. Leapfrog your way through your career and feel no guilt.
Soft Skills Are The Hard PartNovember 8th 2022
When I hear the term "soft skills" I generally get a bit triggered. Many times these skills are ignored, dismissed, or even mocked, especially in software and engineering circles. Not only do I consider them harder, but more important than the so-called "hard skills".
What Dad Does NowJuly 20th 2022
Explaining what it feels like to be engineering manager to a six year old, and I think to myself. It involves many unglamorous and difficult things that need to be done no matter what and no matter when.
- code - 2 posts
- fiction - 1 post
- management - 8 posts
- meta - 3 posts
- personal - 5 posts
- quick-tip - 1 post
I'm pretty good at my three C's: cars, computers, and canines. I have been an ASE Parts Specialist so no mechanic can cheat me. I have been tinkering with computer hardware and programming since the early 90's. I also spent a few years learning about canine behavior including six months of direct work with a senior trainer - I did this more for personal learning than starting a business, but I'm certainly open to such things.
I have a Github profile for you to check out, and my work history over on LinkedIn.