Be critical or be corrupted

I recently rewatched "The Wire". The show's central theme is about counter-productive metrics and their corrupting influence on institutions. I've noticed hints of this pattern in software engineering, too…

Make a plan and do your best

When I became an Engineering Manager, my to-do list ballooned with tasks, and everything seemed to be the top priority. I didn't have time for reflection or growth – I was just trying not to sink…

Monkey read, monkey write

Having trouble getting into the habit of writing? Not sure how to approach a topic you'd like to write about? When this happens to me, I find that my reading habits hold the key…