Category – Career
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SShine Bright Like a Diamond

06/10/20191 Min Read — In Career, Office

Very excited to be working with the Sketch team starting this week. Had a great time with some of the folks attending WWDC and LayerConf.

DDefendCon 2019

06/07/20191 Min Read — In Conferences, Career, Development, Testing

Looking for some local security focused conferences and found DefendCon is happening in Seattle on Sept 26-27, 2019! They are still in CFP mode but speaking of cook acronyms, looks like they even…

AAssert JS Conf 2019

05/11/20191 Min Read — In Conferences, Career, Development, Testing

Assert(JS) Conf is back for 2019. If you're serious about testing in the modern JavaScript world, I recommend checking it out. This will be in Toronto on September 12th, 2019. The tickets are on…

SShould Accountants Learn To Code

05/09/20191 Min Read — In Office, Career

The robots are coming and they are us. Everyone should go to a code school not only because code school grads aren't wanted for most dev jobs but your office roles are begging for your Jr dev…

IIntroducing The Quality Split

05/07/20192 Min Read — In Testing, Career

We've all seen the software testing pyramid by now, in all it's various forms. There are a lot of interpretations about it's scope and applicability but it's proven to be a useful hueristic. Not…

LLast Day At Foundry Interactive

04/30/20191 Min Read — In Career, Office

After 5 years at Black Pixel and 1.5 years at 800 5th Ave , it's time again. Watch me age in reverse! Here's to 3 cool years at Foundry Interactive .

DDevOpsDays Seattle 2019 Notes

04/24/20192 Min Read — In Career, Conferences Just got done with a local DevOpsDays conference. It was a hybrid single track plus OpenSpace style event. I missed a lot of talks for…

AAchievement Unlocked

04/16/20191 Min Read — In Career, Office, Security

I don't know how much I've been able to accomplish at the office but I did meet one goal at least. Getting half the office to pick their first locks! If you're in Seattle, you can get a starter…

RRequired Reading: Ruined By Design

04/09/20191 Min Read — In Career, Resources

I pre-ordered this the moment I heard about it. From what I could tell it was the logical next step after Papanek's "Design for the Real World" . It is worth your time and a quick read. It's…

AAre You Hot Swappable?

03/22/20191 Min Read — In Career

Today in a conversation with software professionals, a topic came up about fear of moving roles/jobs because the person was load bearing and no one else knew how to do critical tasks. This struck me…

SSpring Cleaning

03/20/20191 Min Read — In Career, Office

When was the last time you ran brew cleanup or maybe a docker system prune -a or even a xcrun simctl delete unavailable eh? Spring cleaning, y’all! And don't forget to BACK UP YOUR DISK!

AAwesome Uses

03/18/20191 Min Read — In Career, Resources, Development

This magically appeared in my GitHub feed because I follow Kent C Dodds and saw his fork activity. I am a big fan of Awesome lists , snooping on other people's set ups and Wes Bos so this is…

SSeattle Vue Meetup

03/17/20191 Min Read — In Career, Conferences, Development

Hello Seattle Vue party people. I've had a blast learning Vue recently and saw that Seattle now has a meetup group! I'll see you there!

DDot Dev

03/01/20191 Min Read — In Career, Ops, Development

I caved under absolutely no peer pressure whatsoever at all. Not a victim of social media pressure or marketing in the slightest. They're mine, all mine. &&

FFrom A Mentee

02/22/20191 Min Read — In Career, Office

I'm not crying, you're crying. Sidenote: I hate the term mentor/mentee. I believe in co-mentorship and skillsharing, we all have our own experiences and skills to lend each other.

SSourcing Resources When You're Not a Resourcer

02/15/20192 Min Read — In Career, Hiring

Sourcing candidates is hard, recruiting is a whole ass profession. I don't do it as my primary job but it's a critical component of being succuessful at my work. I don't have any official experience…

GGraph QLub

02/12/20191 Min Read — In Career, Office, Resources, Development

My team is doin' this free GraphQL online bootcamp together and levelin' up en masse. Like anything free, buyer beware, but it's super fun so far and my team self organized and even did the homework…

II Spam Links And You Should Too

02/04/20191 Min Read — In Career

My last team and the team before know that I share links to articles and tools constantly . When you're in the tech industry you have to stay up to date and informed. Keep a pulse on what's new and…

GGo Get This New Book Tribe of Hackers

02/03/20191 Min Read — In Career, Security

This is just oozing with value. For a young teen deciding what direction they want to head into, it's full of real and practical life advice and stories of success and overcoming failure. For the…

TTruly Great and Bad

02/01/20191 Min Read — In Career, Testing

My pal and former colleague mentioned recently I won't pretend that I'm truly great but I have seen some truly bad.…

JJanuary 2019 Link Dump

01/31/20192 Min Read — In Career, Office, Resources, Security, Testing

Wrap up of January links I thought were interesting that I posted to my team throughout January. Testing, Quality, Ops, Sec :foxwave:…

AA QA Onboarding Doc For NetNewsWire

12/26/201822 Min Read — In Testing, Career

Now that I've spent some time walking down memory lane thinking about Kaleidoscope , I dredged up another nice document for NetNewsWire, this one is less of a test plan and more of an onboarding…

AAn Old Kaleidoscope Test Plan

12/25/201829 Min Read — In Career

This is old and musty and I had to clip some things out but you might find it interesting. Shipping Kaleidoscope updates and then working on V2 was so much fun and I had the best team around. It's…

RRefactoring UI

12/14/20181 Min Read — In Career, Resources, Development

Today I grabbed the much anticipated Refactoring UI: Book by Adam Wathan and Steve Schoger . I follow both of them on Twitter but really became interested in the project after watching a…

GGlitches and Jank

11/11/20181 Min Read — In Career, Testing

I recently heard about a young gamer going after in-game bugs to exploit errors for goods. This gamer calls it glitching . Designers and front end devs have been calling it jenk or Janky . How to…

CCatching Up on Front End Web Dev

11/04/20181 Min Read — In Development, Career

Circa 2005-2007 I was obsessed with Ruby and then later Rails. 2007-2009 was when I was really into web dev and was writing PHP to talk to MySQL and also pretending I knew anything about design. Boy…

PPair Programming for Mana

04/09/20181 Min Read — In Career

absorb their power OBTAIN THEIR STRENGTH S T E A L T H E I R K E Y B O A R D S H O R T C U T S

VVision for the QA/Test Team

10/18/20171 Min Read — In Testing, Career

Be proactive, not reactive: build programs that reflect where the business/team is going not where it’s historically been. Kill sacred cows, kill your darlings: the traditions and ideas that got you…

PPM Interview Questions

08/03/20163 Min Read — In Career

Recently contributed to helping interview some PM candidates for a client. You may find these interesting or useful. They are clearly steeped in my own bias but I also tried to crosscheck them with…

GGoodbye Feral Scrutiny, Hello Nice Catch!

06/01/20151 Min Read — In Career

Swapped my domain from, a nod to my relative inexperience at the time, to Nice Catch! which is my favorite thing to hear at work. I am not repointing or forwarding traffic on account…

MMake Your Own Fucking Table

11/04/20142 Min Read — In Career

This is mostly for testers and QA professionals but the same is true for any office or knowledge worker. If you don't like the status quo, don't be a victim. Ask yourself "So? What are you going to…

RRequired Reading: Design for the Real World

05/22/20141 Min Read — In Career, Resources

Papanek's "Design for the Real World" I just finished this book and now I want every designer, developer, tester, project manager, and especially QA/testers to read this. This should be the required…

FFresh Business Cards

12/01/20131 Min Read — In Career, Testing

Now that I've been doing some independent consulting for iOS Software Testing I got myself some cards. They are goofy and I will probably only use them to try to win a free burrito or while my info…

NNetNewsWire 4.0 Public Beta

06/24/20131 Min Read — In Career, Office

Everyone's favorite RSS app for the Mac has a new version out. It's a 4.0 Public Beta built from the bones of the Lite version. Check out the official announcement! Oh, and please file some bug…

GGit Image Merge Conflict Tool

01/18/20131 Min Read — In Career, Resources, Testing

You probably won't ever need to create dozens of git repositories that have conflicted image files to diff and resolve, ( WINK ), but if you ever do, I got you covered:

KKaleidoscope 2 Is Here

01/17/20131 Min Read — In Career, Office

I can't say too much that couldn't be uncovered by participating in the public beta but it's finally here and official. I'm especially proud of a corner-use-case I advocated to get turned into a solid…

GGetting Rid of My Older Tech Books

12/18/20121 Min Read — In Career, Office

Any interest? Hit me or Craigslist up, I have more!! Computer books are the worst thing to invest in as they are out of date before they are even printed. The thirst for knowledge can't be quenched…

TTextexpander Makes Tiny Dreams Come True

12/05/20111 Min Read — In Career

It's silly but all I wanted to do was rotate my salutation when writing customer support emails. Hi. Hola. Hello. Howdy. Ahoy. Hey. Hey there. You get it. So I wrote to the folks at TextExpander and…