The immediate idealist

The immediate idealist

Any given business day you will find an age-old conflict brewing in a neutral-toned conference room or on a tiled video conference call. This conflict is the push and pulls of the idealists and the immediatists. The idealists advocate for…

Ephemeral barriers of the mind

Ephemeral barriers of the mind

Just like you, I have struggled with many problems of a wide variety in my life. Given my profession, many of these problems were challenges with technology. I worked my way up to leading an operations team by solving harder…

Potassium and process ambiguity

Potassium and process ambiguity

It has been discovered that potassium is capable of being in two states of matter, at once. Potassium, and potentially other metals, can be a solid and a liquid simultaneously when extreme pressure and extreme temperature is applied. Some of…

Getting started with Godot

Getting started with Godot

Over the last couple of months I’ve been having fun playing around with the Godot game engine. At first, I gravitated to the systems and back-end aspect of game development. My first version was a LAN connected multiplayer framework which…

Adaptation and the Mirror

Adaptation and the Mirror

I have never been one to understand the division between work and life personas. When I was in the U.S. Navy, I had to live with the same people that I worked with each day. Often, individuals would display their…

Amazon Redshift Views, Sort Keys, and Outer Joins

Amazon Redshift Views, Sort Keys, and Outer Joins

My team built a process to load from a couple of base tables, in our Amazon Redshift enterprise data warehouse, into an other table which would act as a data mart entity. The data was rolled up and it included…

IT Responsibility – Informed Consent

IT Responsibility – Informed Consent

It is the technical professional’s responsibility to ensure that the business can give informed consent or they retain the burden of deciding for themselves.

Defined Success and Role Clarity

Defined Success and Role Clarity

If you have been following my blog, you know that I recently went through a burnout phase. Now I have begun a learning and analysis phase. I am definitely on the upswing of things. So why do I wander my…

The Collaboration Commission – Part 5

The Collaboration Commission – Part 5

Architecture choices for cultural factors I was having a discussion with one of my team members. He questioned some of our early decisions which predated his involvement on the project. I began to give him a bit of history of…

The Collaboration Commission – Part 4

The Collaboration Commission – Part 4

Mindset framing Recovering from an infection of the responsibility virus requires us to change our mindset and to do it on faith. The over-responsible party tends to see the under-responsible party as lazy, incompetent, happy to ride coat tails, or…