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How My Core Competencies Map To Working With Customer Systems

I created the figure below while I was working out the requirements for a simulation tool that would support analysis of this kind of system. While this diagram represents a fairly specific example of the set of things I’ve been … Continue reading

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Learn Your Customer’s Culture

Every customer you work with will have an interesting variation in culture, and it’s good to get to know what they are. The differences may be merely interesting, may be motivating, or may be important to how you relate to … Continue reading

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Theory and Practice, Practice, Practice

To know and not to do is not yet to know. This idea has been attributed to many sources. Let’s assume it is essentially Buddhist. The same idea is expressed below in terms of neuroscience. These items are saying that … Continue reading

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Lack of sleep() in Javascript

I get it. I really do. Javascript is intended to work in a (mostly) single threaded way and allowing it to sleep could gum things up tremendously. Reading that and similar links has been beneficial and I’ll be making time … Continue reading

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Don’t Use the Tool Until You’ve Already Solved the Problem

The article below opened the Continuum section of the August, 1981 issue of Omni Magazine (page 35, 15 in the linked pdf). It’s interesting to me because I took third-semester physics from Dr. Eisenstein, who is mentioned early in the … Continue reading

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If You’re Going To Use That Time on the Road, Here’s How

So you’re on the road and have some time on your hands. You decide to buff your skills or do some research or work on a demo project. Here’s how you might go about it. Work on a certification: There … Continue reading

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Use Time on the Road Effectively

While a lot of folks are traveling for the holidays it’s a fine time to comment on how best to make use of your time while traveling for work. I’ve experienced three kinds of business trips and you should employ … Continue reading

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Discovery Takes Place on Many Levels

Technical projects involve learning on many different levels. You learn about your customers, your colleagues, yourself, technologies and techniques, modes of organization, ways to prevent errors, ways to add value, your customer’s project, how to do the next person’s work, … Continue reading

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Suggestions for How to Learn More Quickly

I’ve encountered a few interesting comments and stories about how to learn things more quickly. One thread that runs through all of them is frequent review. It’s one thing to blast through and learn something, even to the point of … Continue reading

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