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  • June 06, 2019

    Config Management

    Configuration Management for BeginnersUsing Chef as an ExampleWho is this blog post meant for?This post is aimed at software engineers who have used configuration management software (especially Chef) without necessarily being comfortable with the...

  • September 01, 2016

    An Introduction to Command-Line Unix Tools

    I’m relatively new to Unix tools, and when I began, I was frustrated because I felt like the only way I knew how to find new tools was to ask people with more experience. The goal of this post is to provide some starting places if you’d like to le...

  • May 10, 2016

    Unconscious Bias and Implicit Culture Fit

    Culture fit is a tricky beast. It’s frequently used when making hiring decisions, but it’s a very nebulous concept. What makes your company’s culture? How is it maintained? Who fits? Who doesn’t? Ideally, thinking about culture fit in the context ...

  • May 02, 2016

    Things I've Learned About Twitter

    Mentioning someone (by name or username) negatively without @ing them is called a subtweet. If you start a tweet by @ing someone, Twitter will treat it as a reply even if it’s not. This means it will show up in your “Tweets & replies” tab b...

  • January 25, 2016

    Using Other People's Code

    Including other people’s code in your program means you don’t have to write everything from scratch. You don’t have to solve every problem on your own, and it’s often faster and more efficient to use something off the shelf. There are three ways t...