Nebulous Percentage Shenanigans

Posted on Sat 15 October 2022 in blog • Tagged with Work, Communications • 8 min read

I recently learned that I am a “detractor” of things I actually quite like. Here are a few related things I also learned about in the process.


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Uncertainty, industrious compliance, and the illusion of control

Posted on Thu 29 September 2022 in blog • Tagged with Work, Communications • 6 min read

Why are so many managers obsessed with faux certainty in situations when objectively, there can’t be any?


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Something interesting happened at work the other week...

Posted on Sat 16 July 2022 in blog • Tagged with Work • 4 min read

My company’s CEO recently put out a well-written email update instead of calling an all-hands meeting. It was excellent.


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Entropy, management, and xkcd 927

Posted on Sat 07 May 2022 in blog • Tagged with Work, Communications • 6 min read

As a manager, don’t try to negotiate with the laws of physics.


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The Review Review

Posted on Sat 29 January 2022 in blog • Tagged with Work, CI, Gerrit, GitLab, GitHub, Zuul • 13 min read

Musings on source code management, code review, testing, deployment, and collaboration culture.


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