Author Archives: bcriscuolo

Bringing this blog back

I have so many links and articles stuffed into my Pocket account it isn’t funny, and have so much to share. It is time to get this back on track. Bear with me!

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The hubbub about Yahoo!

There is a lot being written about the announcement from Yahoo! regarding the requirement of their remote staff to migrate back to company offices by June. I am torn on this. It is quite obvious to me that the company … Continue reading

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Sitting and Standing at Work

Via a coworker: Cornell University Ergonomics Web The bottom line: Sit to do computer work. Sit using a height-adjustable, downward titling keyboard tray for the best work posture, then every 20 minutes stand for 2 minutes AND MOVE. The absolute … Continue reading

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OOTO this morning…

Sometimes, even if you work from home, you need to go out of the office.

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First Day: Welcoming New Hires | AYE Conference

Welcoming New Hires | AYE Conference (via @johannarothman) You’ve hired a candidate. She starts on Monday. What will she think at the end of her first day? Will she be in the “honeymoon” phase, or will she be disappointed with … Continue reading

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Speaking at Geekend 2011

I’ll be speaking at Savannah’s Geekend 2011, November 10-12. My presentation will be a variation of the talk I presented along with Jack Harvey last year. “Distributed Teams and the Modern Company: Matters of Trust” Distributed teams and the modern … Continue reading

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Things an engineer wants in an engineering job

A long while back, during a particularly difficult round of interviewing people for a software engineering position, the HR manager asked What are the top 5 things engineers want in an engineering job? Equipment? Products that ship? ??????????? I gave … Continue reading

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Coding Horror: On Working Remotely

Coding Horror: On Working Remotely Chat is the most essential and omnipresent form of communication you have when working remotely. I’m *always* using iChat to communicate with my coworkers – not because it is the only way to “talk” to … Continue reading

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Ten Reasons to Assemble a Dispersed Team | Wide Teams

Ten Reasons to Assemble a Dispersed Team | Wide Teams: You want experienced help. You can get a college fresh-out – unmarried and unfettered – to do just about anything. Move anywhere, work long hours, live in a tiny apartment … Continue reading

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How to become a remote employee?

Lifehacker is collecting comments and some of them are great. This could be a great source to mine for the best tips and trick. How’d You Convince Your Boss to Let You Work Remotely?

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