empathy is a bridge between art and engineering

Who Needs Empathy?

I am engaged in guiding groups of colleagues and clients,…

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I skipped college. I learned from Linux instead.

When I chose to forego college there were a lot…

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Specialization is for insects.

In his novel, Time Enough for Love, Robert A. Heinlein…

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Relax. Make lists.

My lists don’t always look like lists in the traditional…

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Peter Gabriel is right about jargon

Generally speaking, don't use jargon. Just, don't.

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Chris Cornell


RIP Chris Cornell July 20, 1964 - May 17, 2017

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Experience is the move.

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The Future of DevOps

Since I last wrote about it, DevOps has become widely…

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How to be impervious to unpredictability.

The working world is unpredictable. It already exists as something…

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Time, time, time.

One of the most important things we all learn as…

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More Gratitude for Postman and McLuhan

Neil Postman (March 8, 1931 – October 5, 2003) was…

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DIY vs. DIT – Part II: Decentralization and Dismantling Silos

The first part of this post built an analogy, that…

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The military, vultures and residential remodeling – unlikely lessons in User Experience Design

Before I moved to the State of Abe a few…

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