Fakers and Makers

Fakers and Makers

Damn. It’s been a long time since I posted anything here. Oh well, some of the coolest hackers I know never update their sites. Saying we live in a politically charged climate is like saying there is “some” charge in the atmosphere during a spring thunderstorm in Arkansas. It’s off the scale. Here’s my take on a lot of these things,...

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Firefighters

Firefighters

I did this for six years as a volunteer. It can be a complete emotional roller coaster. You see things no one should have to see. But this isn’t about all of the horror I witnessed, this is about a lesson I’d throw at my engineers and other technologists when facing difficult problems or projects. Way too many times I’d approach my teams...

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Software Guys Are Funny Sometimes

Software Guys Are Funny Sometimes

Had a phun exchange with Rob @landley about, essentially, custom microcontroller based designs vs Arduino and Raspberry Pi. My comments were that these (the so street creddy Arduinos and Raspberries) are great platforms, particularly for learning, even more, but as I said “the point is that you shouldn’t try hammering in a nail with a...

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Hiring Technologists?

Hiring Technologists?

I’m not alone in saying that hiring is broken. It’s broken across the board, but seems to be worst in the technology sector. Think I’m just a bitter, pissed off, negative hacker? Check this shit: “Nine Ways Recruiting Is Broken, Broken, Broken” “Recruiting is Broken – But Your Job Search Isn’t” As a hiring manager,...

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Electronic Dead Drops

Electronic Dead Drops

Just sticking this here for now, yo. PDF of version x02: Electronic Dead Drops

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