I recently got my statement of accomplishment back from my most recent MOOC, Leading Strategic Innovation in Organizations. I try to post about things I’ve learned in MOOC’s on the blog (although I wait until I finish them … so I won’t feel guilty later if there’s a course I didn’t finish). So I thought […]
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Really, the essence of PennApps would’ve been taking a picture of the desolation I saw when I got there at about 8am on Sunday – students sleeping on air mattresses, trash everywhere (1. disgusting, 2. no one cares about facilities having to clean that up?). However, the only picture I took was of the demos, […]
On my project, I’ve spent the last week assigned to “error recovery” in the application – so far I’ve made dashboards for remote logging, but at first, I struggled with the second part of that statement: recovery. How do I recover from something I haven’t seen? I’d be curious to see what other people’s strategy […]
On the “I haven’t found the documentation that explains this” front, if an anchor tag has an encoded URI as its href, Firefox (but not Chrome) will apparently interpret that for the user, including passing that into the browser bar. Here’s a super short (no sound) screencast to show what I mean: And interestingly, using […]
I’ve heard tech managers say lately that they think there’s some mysterious fallacy in the industry, that tech management is often strange (or bad) because technical management comes from the technical ranks. That good engineers don’t make good managers. While that’s fine for people to say, here are my thoughts. (Note: I sent a version […]