Performance, security, and ethics: influencing effectively

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

Blathering About My Career

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

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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!