Plano 6303

Plano 6303

When I was about eight years old, I was given my very own tackle box; a classic Plano three-tray box in a nice two-tone, dirt-inspired brown -- Model 6303. At the time, I remember thinking that it was extravagant; too much perhaps for one young man to have at his disposal. The fish wouldn't stand [...]

All Stars

All Stars

My son recently participated in an All Star tournament for his Little League. Watching him through the tournament, the confidence he built throughout the regular season was clearly abandoned for feelings of alienation and a general lack of passion. When we feel the pressure of highly capable people around us, it can affect our mindset. [...]

Evolving Storytelling in Product Development

Evolving Storytelling in Product Development

Imagine you've observed a problem that many people around you experience. Like how, for instance, meaningful home automation is still extremely hard for the everyday home owner to achieve. So, being a smart product manager / programmer / entrepreneur / hacker / designer / innovation-generating-machine, you set out to solve this problem once and for all! [...]

Go Forth and Deploy Things 🤖

For many of us in software of a certain age, making changes to and releasing software has traditionally been a perilous activity. Customers had to be hand-held, release sequences carefully orchestrated, and contingencies planned in case of failure. And so, the best releases were done by the best release engineers (remember that title?)--typically release engineers [...]

Working Alone

When was the last time you worked by yourself for any serious length of time? As one of the perks at my current employer, engineering and product teams are encouraged to work from home on Tuesdays. For me it's the best way to re-energize after the "collaboration fatigue" of a typical week. Yet, alone, there [...]