Branching and Red Builds

So this is a bit of a rant…but hopefully with some solutions and workarounds too. So let’s kick things off with a nice statement: I hate broken builds. So everyone basically agrees on this point I think. The problem is that I mean all builds, including ones on shared feature branches. Currently, I work on a number of projects which uses small(ish) feature branches. The way this works is that the team agrees on a new feature to work on creates a branch, and then each developer works on tasks, committing on their own branches, and Pull-Requesting to the feature branch....

August 10, 2018 · 3 min

Writing Conference Talks

I saw an interesting question on twitter today: Hey, people who talk at things: How long does it take you to put a new talk together? I need like 50 hours over at least a couple of months to make something I don’t hate. I’m trying to get that down (maybe by not doing pictures?) but wondering what’s normal for everyone else. Source I don’t know how long it takes me to write a talk - as it is usually spread over many weeks/months, worked on as and when I have inspiration....

May 15, 2018 · 3 min

Getting Things Done

I have been trying to actually be productive in my evenings and weekends, but I find I often end up not getting as much done as I feel I could have. I end up browsing imgur, reading slashdot, reddit, twitter, etc. rather than reading books, writing or anything else. The first point doesn’t fit in anywhere else, but somewhere I saw a tip about keeping a house clean (I think):...

July 15, 2017 · 4 min