Good Tidings to You

It’s holiday season, for better or worse.  I do love it though it’s wildly stressful – the overeating, the overspending, the too much togetherness.  I’m a natural introvert.  I don’t mind being alone.  After awhile of being at a party or in a crowd I get tired, overwhelmed.  I’m not very good at listening toContinue reading “Good Tidings to You”

Go Live

OQ, IQ, QA. DEV, TEST, PROD.  Go live.  A lot of glory speak for – is it ready?  These are the phases of a tech project.  Do your gathering, develop, document (maybe, kidding, not really), test, release.  In the most simplified description, this is what you do when you make changes to a system orContinue reading “Go Live”

Revolution

My kids have to take a standardized test in a few weeks.  I don’t like standardized tests.  I really don’t like them and they know it.  We took a practice exam over the weekend and it went as expected.  The oldest tried their heart out and did average. The youngest didn’t try at all andContinue reading “Revolution”

Step 1

There’s a process for everything in IT.  Everything.  A place for everything and everything in its place.  There’s a sureness in this, a knowing that in the morning things will be as they should be, no surprises.  Surprises are bad in IT, real bad.  Sometimes this bland reality speaks to my productivity with its oneContinue reading “Step 1”