In my decade in the tech industry, I have never met a person who has experienced imposter syndrome who was terrible at their vocation. As a side-note confession, I have, many times in my career – especially during times of transition – I, too, have experienced, like most, the pangs of imposter syndrome with one's … Continue reading The bright side of imposter syndrome.
Here is a thought experiment. Imagine two clocks; both analogue. The first clock is broken. But in terms of accuracy its exactly correct twice a day. The second clock is a minute off; technically, it's the most useful one; but it's never exactly correct. But it's the one thats useful. I see coding and the … Continue reading On usefulness over accuracy in dev – the broken clock conundrum.
If I were to look back over my last decade in the tech world and pick one thing as my single best decision as a developer - I'd say choosing to study psychology rather than computer science. The most significant impact studying psychology had was on my communication skills, which, as a developer, put me … Continue reading 4 Simple Tips to Better Communication for devs. (or how to avoid conflict, confusion, and talk to people).
When I was in high school I had an Afrikaans language teacher in ninth grade who loved history, culture and philosophy more than he did language - our language lessons then would be spent talking about philosophy (he mostly talking) or telling historical stories - he was seen as quite the weirdo and was also quite … Continue reading Seneca: On The Shortness of Life