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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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3rd Rock From The Sun Is Underappreciated

July 1, 2016 . by Keith Urban

At this stage in the meeting, you like to look supplicants in the eye and say, OK, you’ve given me a date and a budget….

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An Overly Close Reading of the 90s Television Series Martin

July 1, 2016 . by Keith Urban

Next year, you’ll burn a little under a barrel of cash on Oracle. One barrel isn’t that bad. But it’s never one barrel. Is this a 5-barrel project or a 10-barreler? More? Too soon to tell. But you can definitely smell money burning.

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The 10 Best Scenes from “The West Wing”

July 1, 2016 . by Keith Urban

In some mysterious way, he outranks you. Not within the company, not in restaurant reservations, not around lawyers. Still: He strokes his short beard; his…

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How a TV Sitcom Triggered the Downfall of Western Civilization

July 1, 2016 . by Keith Urban

This man makes a third less than you, and his education ended with a B.S. from a large, perfectly fine state university. But he has…

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Dance Music Owes Everything to the LGBTQ Community of Color

July 1, 2016 . by Keith Urban

You consult a spreadsheet and remind him that the Oracle contract was renewed a few months ago. So, no, actually, at least for now, you’ll…

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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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