Performance engineers need to be an interesting mix of data-lovers and people-whisperers. A month ago I had an interesting conversation with an old friend. He worked on security for a long time, and is now part of the small group of people in our ethics team working to spread good ethics practices. He knows me… Continue reading Performance, security, and ethics: influencing effectively
Exciting progress in my Evil Plan to Save the World! I’m pleased to announce that the Raven ebook is available for pre-order on Amazon now, and both ebook and paperback will be released on May 20! Now it’s time to start building some momentum to attract readers, and you can help!
In which I write a much-too-long description of my journey as a software engineer. A friend asked me to answer some questions (in bold, here) about my career, for a talk to a group of students. I wrote much, much more than asked for. Sorry, friend! Other friends, you probably don’t want to read this… Continue reading Blathering About My Career
Hello everyone, I’m so pleased to tell you that the book is done!! I got the manuscript back from the editors yesterday, spent yesterday evening undoing a few things I didn’t like the “fixes” for, and now I’m ready to share it with all of you! 🙂 I am about to send out an… Continue reading It’s Done!
Hey friends, We’re definitely in the home stretch of our writing. The first draft of the novel is complete at 65,536 words — just kidding! — just over 75,000 words. We’re doing a final pass of revisions now. My assignment at the moment is to re-read the book and point out techno-babble I disagree with,… Continue reading Vote on your favorite promo copy!