Category Archives: Work

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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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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Jayna Wallace: Showering Optional: Tips For Remote Employees

I’m at geekend2010 this week, in Savannah, GA. One of the sessions this morning was a talk about remote working, given by Jayna Wallace. Gone are the days when physically being in the office is required to get your work … Continue reading

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DesksNear.Me :: Where do you want to work today?

Another site aggregating workplaces! Awesome. http://desksnear.me I love this – such a great way to share this information.

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Loosecubes – for Co-working facilities

Loosecubes What a great idea. Aggregating all kinds of spaces, you can find one or list one. I love the interface! Best of luck, Loosecubes!

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Why working at home is both awesome and horrible – The Oatmeal

Why working at home is both awesome and horrible – The Oatmeal Oh my. The Oatmeal is awesome.

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Maker’s Schedule, Manager’s Schedule

Maker’s Schedule, Manager’s Schedule One reason programmers dislike meetings so much is that they’re on a different type of schedule from other people. Meetings cost them more. There are two types of schedule, which I’ll call the manager’s schedule and … Continue reading

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Distributed Teams Presentation

The presentation on Friday, Distributed Teams and the Modern Company, was a great success. Jack Harvey of litl.com and I had a good set of items to cover, along with some humor and philosophical tangents; add in the great questions … Continue reading

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The Emotive Element of Distributed Teams

Will Bullock, of SLANT in Charleston, asked the following: Hi Brian – we have been doing quite a bit of virtual collaboration ourselves lately (international client, west coast dev team). Certainly technology makes this much easier, but one thing I … Continue reading

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