Category Archives: telecommuting

3 months since Ironman signup: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

It’s more like 3 and a half months since signing up for Ironman Boulder, with another 8 to go, and high time to do some introspection. Okay, I do almost constant introspection. Let’s call this public introspection. I count 6 distinct disciplines in Triathlon: Swim, Bike, Run, Fitness, Nutrition, and Work/Life Balance. Anyone who tells […]

Book Review, “The Exceptional Presenter Goes Virtual”

As a recent convert over to full-time telecommuting one of the more unexpected changes to my work habits was that I started attending many more meetings than when I worked on-site. In a strange change the way I viewed my work meetings became much less of an intrusion and interruption and much more of an […]

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 […]