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Uncutting Remarks

Uncutting Remarks

By Axelisys
Nerds on startups, code, talent, civics and social good. A periodic roundup of top stories affecting tech ecosystems all around the world.

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Harrowed... by my own and others, for my own and others

Uncutting Remarks

Project Management & Seven Cornered Squares
Businesses often ask the earth from developers. A great project manager can be the difference between deliverable, SMART objectives that drive success, and epic stress and impossibility. What's a bad one like? Well...
July 5, 2020
I didn't have the heart to tell her...
Unless you're used to us, geeky people can easily be focused and distractable. Coding and making. It can overtake everything. Sometimes, it just works out by accident. But even then...
June 12, 2020
QA: I'll tell you a secret...
Some of the greatest tech change happened without classical enterprise knowing. Devs who know their job, dismissed by manager who don't. This hurts the department and enterprise as a whole. It's fallen on SWAT teams to drive the change. Covertly...
June 5, 2020
Harrowed... by my own and others, for my own and others
After the death of George Floyd and the absolutely shambolic response of some companies in the tech sector, I wanted to speak out about the silence many have sought. There is no such thing as silence on racism. Those that take that position are complicit.
June 3, 2020
"I'm a bin man! I clean up a lot of..."
One of the perils of software development is being asked to solve hardware issues by people who are not at all sure what you do.
May 27, 2020
I deployed on a Friday...
One reason why you should never deploy on a Friday, is the risk of something failing in a deployment and you having to fix it last minute on a Friday, when everyone else has gone home
May 26, 2020
Jet-Set Support Tech: My Turn On Call
Ever been on call in tech support? Tech support is a thankless task sometimes. However, if you have lots of people on call routinely, it's an indicator you need self-healing systems. Saves a fortune in overtime!
May 23, 2020
Modern Entrepreneurial Techniques (Live & Uncut)
Traditionally, New businesses focused badly on understanding their markets. New business advice has also steered them in the wrong direction. This rambling episode outlines the new startup ecosystem and its more modern ways of investing & how you, and as a founder, can better make use of any investment, to find the niche.
May 15, 2020