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  1. FizzBuzz

    Published: Wed 12 July 2017
    By EWS

    In Blog.

    There's only one thing worse than setting development screening tests and having to mark them, and that is being required to sit a screening test yourself which happens to contain a typical question that you yourself set in a past test. Well... I guess that should be a good thing …

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  2. On Hiring

    Published: Fri 18 September 2015
    By EWS

    In Blog.

    For some time now, I've had a sort of a mid-life-crisis-induced fascination with all things entrepenurial and consequently now spend an appreciable amount of driving time listening to podcasts in that vein. One of them is the excellent Get Altitude podcast by Eben Pagan. Eben is clearly a wickedly smart …

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  3. Doing a Good Job

    Published: Fri 04 September 2015
    By EWS

    In Revival.

    NOTE: This article was originally published in early December, 2009. I'm republishing it (category: Revival) as a nod to content that drew interest at that time, as I said I would do at the point of reboot.

    I’m going to say something shocking...

    Your degree that you worked for …
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  4. Assessing an Administration System Product Partner

    Published: Tue 01 September 2015
    By EWS

    In Blog.

    For my sins, I have to assess three candidate software product suppliers in respect of just how good they are at what they do. In fairness, I only have myself to blame since I was the one who suggested doing such a due-diligence.

    Aiming at the Right Target

    The danger …

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  5. Kent Beck in The House

    Published: Fri 28 August 2015
    By EWS

    In Blog.

    The past two days, I've been part of my IT department's annual strategic conference–as a conclusion of the same we were promised a surprise guest speaker who turned out to be (huge surprise)–Kent Beck.

    Kent Beck

    Practices versus Principles

    Kent presently works for Facebook, and when it came to question …

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  6. Vim Tip

    Published: Fri 21 August 2015
    By EWS

    In Blog.

    I attended the Driven Software Unconference a few weeks ago which was structured more-or-less according to an Open Space model. One of the less-common technology-focussed topics of discussion was "Vim Tips and Tricks".

    Unfortunately "Vim Tips and Tricks" quickly degenerated to an Emacs versus Vim advocacy face-off (as tends to …

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  7. Less Tip

    Published: Fri 14 August 2015
    By EWS

    In Blog.

    This week has been a little rough, life has its ups and downs, and everybody partakes willingly or not in the "downs" every now-and-again. I'm not going to bore you with the details, suffice to say that it hasn't been "life as usual". As such, this weeks post is slightly …

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  8. TLL Reboot

    Published: Sat 01 August 2015
    By EWS

    In Blog.

    I guess the first of the month (no particular month, but August is as good as any) is a good time to re-boot a blog. This has been some time coming and I've finally gotten around to getting things going again. I figured that it didn't make sense to continue …

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