I recently come across a cool tutorial titled “How to Draw a Stick Figure: a Complex Tutorial.” It might seem odd that a stick-figures drawing tutorial could be interesting. In this case, it really is. The tutorial inspired this Doodle Tuesday post.
Archives for September 2017
Management is not for everyone.
The skills required to code and the skills needed to manage people are very different. Being a good manager is also not the same as being a good leader. Moreover, being a good manager of developers requires being able to think like a developer.
Most engineering managers start as developers, writing code full-time. At some point in their career, they reach a fork in the road. The sign pointing straight ahead says, “technical path,” and the one on the left says, “management path.”
The straight path continues through a familiar technical landscape. In this direction, most problems are solvable logically and intellectually, with tools and systems built to help. The biggest challenge on the technical path is keeping relevant with the time. Technology changes at an impressive speed, and staying still is a death sentence. ...
The story of Bolbo that I published on Wednesday received a ton of attention, and stroke a chord for many people. I received dozens of questions about him, his habits and lifestyle. In this post, I am going to answer some of them.
When does Bolbo go to bed?
Bolbo tries to go to sleep around 10 pm. That gives him about seven hours of sleep. Not enough to kick his caffeine habit, but sufficient to be productive the next day. Sometimes he becomes immersed in a project and forgets to look at the time. When that happens, he doesn’t go to bed until midnight or even one o’clock. That is when he knows he is going to have a rough day at work the next day. ...