Everything You Wanted to Know about Book Sales

July 1, 2016 . by Keith Urban

Those are all terms you’ve heard. You’ve read the first parts of the Wikipedia pages and a book on software project estimation. It made some…

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Watch a Short Animation on What “Kafkaesque” Really Means

July 1, 2016 . by Keith Urban

Salespeople stomp around your office, sighing like theater students, telling you how embarrassed they are by the site. Nothing works right on mobile. Orders are…

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Just Another So-Called Homeless on Market Street.

July 1, 2016 . by Keith Urban

She tells you the old code is spaghetti and your systems are straining as a result. That the third-party services you use, and pay for…

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What Can You Really Do When A Natural Disaster Happens?

July 1, 2016 . by Keith Urban

Here is what you’ve been told: All of the computer code that keeps the website running must be replaced. At one time, it was very…

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Fighting Fire with Fire-Breathing Dragons

July 1, 2016 . by Keith Urban

The CTO was fired six months ago. That CTO has three kids in college and a mustache. It was a bad exit. The man in…

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What’s Different About Indonesia and Malaysia?

July 1, 2016 . by Keith Urban

Coders are insanely expensive, and projects that start with uncomfortably large budgets have an ugly tendency to grow from there. You need to understand where…

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Just How Bad Is the Santa Barbara Wildfire?

July 1, 2016 . by Keith Urban

You have a reputation throughout the organization as a careful person, bordering on penny-pinching. The way you’d put it is, you are loath to pay…

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I had a little money in my pocket, so I slept in my clothes with my money in my pocket that night, because I just...

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The Family That Plays Cribbage Together

July 1, 2016 . by Keith Urban

There are lots of other neighborhoods, too: There are people who write code for embedded computers smaller than your thumb. There are people who write...

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Does the Safety Pin actually make us feel safer?

July 1, 2016 . by Keith Urban

This time you stop yourself. You don’t want your inquiry to be met by a patronizing sigh of impatience or another explanation about ship dates,...

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