Archive for the 'passion' Category

To fire, or not to fire, ‘workaholics’…

Friday, March 7th, 2008

Greetings, There’s an interesting few blog posts going on about folks who work really hard. It started from Jason Calacanis’s article of tips on how to save money when running a startup (many of which are good, but #11 is ‘Fire people who are not workaholics…’) and that was picked up at the 37signals SvN […]

A son.

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008

Greetings, I have an important personal announcement! My wife and I have a baby on the way; he is due in early May! (The linked post also includes details on what I’m working on for JBidwatcher2.) As I say in the post, we’re incredibly excited, and a bit scared. It’s going to be an amazing […]

Hackety Hack!

Friday, April 27th, 2007

Greetings, Programming should be fun, it’s what gets us programmers into it in the first place, and it’s what keeps us going at it. Too many layers have been heaped on programming these days; most IDEs are oppressive, process-oriented beasts. I, and many other programmers, have been concerned about how the next generation of programmers […]

Work/Life Balance versus The Passion of the Code.

Friday, December 23rd, 2005

Greetings, Robert Scoble takes Mark Lucovsky to task over seeing passion in Google workers sticking around until all hours of the night. This is a hard thing to explain if you haven’t been there. I’ve been there twice, once with McAfee Associates, in full-bore, turbo-charged engineer mode, fighting against the world-wide virus writing epidemic in […]