This last little while has been bumpy, but I’m still making progress.
Daily Climate Actions (February 26th-March 7rd)
A Terse Guide on Hiring Your First Engineering Manager
Hiring an early-stage manager can bring up powerful fears of making a bad hire.
- What if they ruin our culture?
- What if we lose good people because of them?
- What if they cause harm?
Daily Climate Actions (February 18th-25th)
Another sort-of seven days. The high point: My first published letter to the editor! I am clearly well-prepared for retirement.
Daily Climate Actions (February 11th-18th)
Here are the last seven days of action.
Launch Flameshot With Hotkeys In Linux Mint + Cinnamon
Flameshot is a great free screenshot tool. Here’s short guide on how to set it up to work well in Cinnamon.
I mostly wrote this just so I could have an excuse to use Flameshot.
Daily Climate Actions
This year, I’ve resolved to do one thing every day to take action against Climate Change.
Adapting to Change: Identity
Toronto, the city I call home, went into a second lockdown two days ago.
Hacking Structured Interviewing: Hiring For Jobs You Don't Understand
Have you ever hired for a job you didn’t understand? It’s scary. If you don’t know how to do the job yourself, how can you assess what a strong candidate looks like?
In this post, we’ll see how to modify a well-researched interview methodology to quickly build a process that helps you hire for the unknown in 4 steps. And, in the spirit of incrementalism, you’ll have something useful after each step.
Experiencing The Term 'Bipolar'
Recently, I overheard a coffee meeting that sounded a lot like a job interview. The candidate referred to their job experience as ‘bipolar’ a few times, and it reminded how frequently I’ve teasingly heard this label used in the workplace.