How I Rock-It at Work

At Brazen Careerist where I work we’re having a series of posts by Brazen employees with tips about how they got ahead in their careers.  My post about starting a group was just posted today.  Check it out. Rock-It at Work: Start a Group

What does it mean to have character?

Today I came across a wikipedia page about the Seven Blunders of the World which was a list created by Gandhi.  As I went through them one particularly stuck with me.  That was “Knowledge without Character” particularly because knowledge is something I strive for.  The problem was although I had a sense in my gut…

Developers and the Growth Mindset

Recently I’ve been reading the book Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck and it’s really making me think.  According to the official website: In a fixed mindset, people believe their basic qualities, like their intelligence or talent, are simply fixed traits. They spend their time documenting their intelligence or talent instead of…

Following Outside of Twitter

I’ve been working as part of the blork community lately.  What is a blork?  It’s basically a decentralized Twitter like app that runs on RSS.  You post status updates that get posted to your RSS Feed, then you follow other RSS feeds.  The problem? RSS is not particularly user friendly.  You have to find the…

Shipping is Scary

Today I shipped a little app of mine called TwitOPML.  I’m now freaked out.  What if a ton of people start using it?  What if nobody uses it?  I shot an e-mail about it to the EC2 for Poets mailing list, so most likely somebody will try it out.  In fact, I pretty much developed…