Know Thyself

One thing I’ve always been guilty of is honesty. That might sound a bit weird, but essentially I am alway happy to be clear at what I’m not good at.  This is often interpreted as imposter syndrome, or typical scots self deprecation, but its not.  I’m also pretty clear on what I am good at. […]

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Where do we go from here?

I will soon be made redundant from a job I’ve held for 6 years.  Thats the longest I’ve ever been anywhere. The last time I found myself without a job, I was terrified.  How will I keep a roof over my family’s head?  What if I couldn’t ever find another job?  The fear of the unknown […]

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The Worst Guy in the Band

In Chad Fowler’s wonderful Passionate Programmer book (which you should buy), theres a chapter called “Be the Worst”. Legendary jazz guitarist Pat Metheny has a stock piece of advice for young musicians, which is “Always be the worst guy in every band you’re in” Chad spins this musical advice into advice for programmers. Being the worst […]

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