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24 Quick Tips to Boost Your Career as a Software Engineer, This Year

This is your year! Well–it can be. I want it to be, you want it to be… Everyone wants it to be, except for Bobby. Who’s Bobby?   He’s the guy that bullied you in high school and shoved you into lockers. Bobby doesn’t want to see you succeed. Bobby wants you to end up flipping burgers, like he is. …

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Want to Accomplish Your Goals? Become a Finisher

It was 2:00 AM. I hadn’t slept much in the past few days, but I was done. After months of work, I was finally ready to ship. I uploaded the final version of PaceMaker to the Android App store and clicked “publish.” I didn’t know it at the time, but this day would delineate a new chapter of my life. …

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Is It Possible The Sony Hack Was Just A Publicity Stunt?

What if Sony never was really hacked? Or worse yet, if Sony hacked themselves? I know this sounds a bit crazy–and I admit, I AM a bit crazy–but, indulge me for a few minutes of your time and perhaps I’ll convince you that it just might be possible that the whole thing was staged for a very specific purpose… Why …

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4 Biggest Reasons Why Software Developers Suck at Estimation

Estimation is difficult. Most people aren’t good at it–even in mundane situations. For example, when my wife asks me how much longer it will take me to fix some issue I’m working on or to head home, I almost always invariably reply “five minutes.” I almost always honestly believe it will only take five minutes, but it never does. Most …