What I’ve learned to appreciate

When I was in college, I worked for six academic quarters in a cooperative education work program. The experience was valuable because my employers gave me meaningful work assignments in a broad range of technology areas. That translated into credible work experience and helped me secure a job a month before my graduation date. In one of the assignments, I Read More …

Spooky software development – Halloween frights

I recently watched The Haunting of Bly Manor on Netflix to satisfy an itch for a ghost story. It’s a story of restless spirits, driven by unsatisfied love, betrayal, and abandonment. All the characters in the story shared the same locale with specific roles to maintain a working household.  But they shared a common fate under a spell of captivity Read More …

Helping others succeed

In my leadership credo, I state that I believe leadership is helping others succeed. But belief statements are just thought-candy if not turned into actions. I want my credo to hold weight. I want it to be more than words on a page.  James captures the relationship between beliefs and works in his epistle as “faith by itself, if it Read More …

Sharpening the saw in 2020

I don’t know what word you would use to describe 2020, but I’m calling it disruptive. The economy, health infrastructure, culture, and daily routines are a few areas in our world that have been tilted this year. My biggest struggle of 2020 so far has been navigating an unbounded furlough for the last three months and competing for jobs in Read More …

Why cord-cutters are still getting the better deal

It’s been five years since I cut the cord with traditional cable TV service. I don’t regret the decision. I also mounted an HDTV antenna in my attic and enabled a crystal clear picture for all local channels to every “cable” outlet in my house. This is useful if the internet is down and doesn’t require any subscriptions to streaming Read More …