Engineering-glish

Engineering-glish:  The act of speaking to end-users as if they were engineers. I have a new analogy that I’m using with software engineers. Every time I hear “why would someone do that?” or “They should know not to do that…” my response is now, “How many of you drive over…

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Tour of Italy!

For @iamagile‘s and my honeymoon we finally got to hit Italy. We’ve both travelled extensively for our careers in Asia, Europe and Australia but never got to see Italy. For almost three weeks we visited Florence, Venice and Rome. First impressions? The art history here is unbelievably deep and wide.…

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Dragons.

This post is a little different. It’s about earning self-respect. Respect from others comes from winning or being honest even when it runs against your best interests. Self-respect is earned from winning over yourself. It comes from honest introspection, recognizing your own dragons. And then slaying their asses. This week…

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Distractions.

One of the things I picked up when I worked in North Carolina was a love of barbecue. Over the past couple of months I’ve been picking up a Boston butt when I see one with a good fat cap and putting going low and slow with it. It’s turning out…

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Idea Defending.

Be careful who you put your ideas in front of. If you can find people that are genuinely in your corner and want you to succeed, show ’em everything. Because these people are rare. I know of maybe five people that will look at what I’m doing and give me…

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Silence.

Sometimes it’s a good thing, sometimes it’s a bad thing. In this case, nothing getting posted is a good thing as I’ve been heads down for almost three straight weeks. No, I haven’t given up and walked away. More soon…

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