Category Archive: Headology

Oct 03

Ally Skills Workshop

Today at Ohio Linux Fest I attended the Ada Initiative’s Ally Skills Workshop. The Ally Skills Workshop teaches men simple, everyday ways to support women in their workplaces and communities. Participants learn techniques that work at the office, at conferences, and online. The skills we teach are relevant everywhere, including skills particularly relevant to open …

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Sep 30

From the vaults…. on Parentheses

To paren, or not to paren: that is the question: Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer The bugs and errors of maintenance programs, Or to take arms against a host of typos, And by debugging end them? To hack: to slash; No more; and by a slash to say we end The heart-ache …

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Sep 25

Thoughts on Writing a Guest Post

I recently wrote a guest post for Open Source Delivers entitled Containers and Open Source Vulnerabilities. I feel very privileged to do so. Here are some initial thoughts on writing a guest post: Constraints breed Creativity — the guidelines for a blog, while constraints, can bring out the best in you. I find that having …

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Sep 23

Step Away from the Computer

Step away from the computer and spend time in the “real world” looking at things around you — there are many examples of great design if you just open your eyes and look around. You will often find inspiration and solutions in the least likely place.

Sep 22

Filter All the Things!

“In the Information Age, the first step to sanity is FILTERING. Filter the information: extract for knowledge. Filter first for substance. Filter second for significance. These filters protect against advertising. Filter third for reliability. This filter protects against politicians. Filter fourth for completeness. This filter protects against the media.” — Marc Stiegler, David’s Sling I …

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Aug 28

Mini Sagas Revisited

A long time ago I encountered mini sagas. Even wrote some. I think it’s high time for some more…. It’s been said that constraints foster creativity. I have, sitting in a little box, far more computing power than NASA did for Apollo, using far less electricity. Yet, by today’s standards, I feel constrained and need …

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Feb 12

Developer Personality

DZone is conducting a survey of Developer Personality Types along the lines of a Meyers-Briggs analysis. They plan to shortly release the results, but will leave the “quiz” up after. If you’re curious about your developer type, you can take it at: Full Personality Test Short Personality Test Here’s my results from the full test …

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