The trouble with troubleshooting

Sigh. That didn't work either. Why can't someone else have already solved this? Maybe it's a bug? I'll upgrade and hope that works.

Friday, July 28, 2023

Reverting unhappiness

There are benefits to being happy with what you do beyond the mere feeling. To become happier we need to know the low points and take back some control over the causes of misery.

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

The scheduling session

Multitasking and interruptions? All bad! Unless you do it yourself. Then it's all right!

Sunday, May 08, 2022

Falsify yourself

You've solved it! Until someone asks a simple question and you're stunned. Why didn't I think of that? Because you're hardwired not to see holes in your own solutions. Let's fix that.

Thursday, March 10, 2022

How to enjoy a good meltdown

It's down! Production is down! You're working at an intense pace yet you have a serene calm feeling. You are prepared for this. It's showtime!

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Want to be great? Know a lot

Remember that time where you knew of a solution that no-one else did? And it worked exceptionally well too. I bet you felt like a great programmer. Let's make that happen again!

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

I don't understand this (yet)

You gently face-palm and let out a groan. Your bug is so obvious now. How did you miss it before? Thank goodness you didn't blame Bob publicly.

Friday, August 27, 2021

Getting unstuck

You sigh. Maybe the compilation didn't work? You recompile and run it again. Nope. Still the same problem. You stare out the window.

Friday, June 18, 2021

The test-plan

"The tests are timing out again" someone yells. "Alright I'll bump them" you instinctively respond. Then you pause and feel uneasy. Is there another way?

Monday, April 26, 2021