Irrational Exuberance!

Infrastructure between cost center and ego trip

March 5, 2017 Planning the work for infrastructure engineering organization can be a challenge, in part due to a lack of clarity around what such an organization contributes value to the company it operates within. I have thoughts, and a simple thinking aid, for that.

Ways Engineering Managers Get Stuck

March 3, 2017 It's performance review season, which is a great time to review Camille Fournier's discussion of how individual contributors get stuck, and also a good time for me to write up a few ideas about how engineering managers can get stuck as well.

Braindump on Load Generation

December 18, 2016 As I'm starting to spend more time on load generation and load testing, I did some research for related papers and typed up notes afterwards.

Finding Managerial Scope

October 31, 2016 So often we try to further our managerial careers by increasing the size of our teams, but increasingly I think that's the slowest way to grow yourself and your career.

Usable QA Environments

October 24, 2016 It often feels like every quality assurance environment you see is broken. Mine probably is too, but here are some techniques to help.