Category Archives: software

New Ideas and Overwhelm: Ramping up as Workflow

This year’s vacation has given me time to do more of my own creative work and I’ve found both the Garmin ConnectIQ SDK for Sport Watches and the Amazon Alexa SDK for Voice Services to be fertile ground. I like to think that one of my stronger talents is to quickly see how new technology […]

Dive in vs. RTFM

I’ve spent the last 40 years programming so at this point jumping in to a new language and SDK is my natural inclination. They’ve got sample programs and a commented API? Great, I’m all set. It was with that mindset that I started with the Garmin ConnectIQ SDK so I could do some fun development […]

7 things you want in a telecommuter

Gas prices here in Goleta reached $5.19/gal for premium unleaded yesterday and it got me thinking about how lucky I am to be able to telecommute in my job as a software engineer. Telecommuting is the way of the future for knowledge workers and the barriers to entry are lowered every day, but at the […]

Book Review, “Team Geek: A Software Developer’s Guide to Working Well with Others”

I first heard about this book from a ┬ámention of Team Geek on boingboing. As a Buddhist, a telecommuter and a technical team lead this seemed right up my alley. I have spent more than my share of my career interacting with others in a less than helpful way. Many of us have: our skills […]