As a people manager of customer support teams for quite some time now I am obsessed with giving feedback. Feedback that’s actionable and can help folks improve and grow. I enjoy reviewing responses and finding opportunities to discuss them. The goal is to raise the quality.
There are problems with customer support that are trivial to fix. I wonder why so many companies get it wrong. We have been conditioned to believe offering great support is extremely difficult. I have found the opposite in my experience.
Writing great job posts is not an easy job. Many companies merge two or more roles into one. That creates unrealistic expectations. Developers learn to exaggerate their qualifications and experience. Everyone ends up in a vicious cycle.
How to fix the implicit functions error Clang is throwing in the latest version of Xcode tools when installing ruby gems that need to build native extensions.
Oh humans how flawed and wonderful you are.
Have you ever wondered where you saved that file from back when you did a something, like a project or a task? Whether it is a personal project, small task, work related project. It does not matter. We have all been in this situation.
Two git aliases to list the commits you have created off of your base branch and the files you have touched.
I added at least three soundtrack items from Wind River to my Rubies for work playlist on Spotify. A great movie to watch.
Relax! I’ll need some information first. Said the mentor.
I am not a very enthusiastic reader of year or decade reviews. I will try to keep it as short as possible. Maybe a bullet list? As always, if someone told me what would happen in the next 10 years back in 2010, I would probably stare at them in disbelief …