Why software developers should engage more in office politics and how to identify and leverage connectors, mavens and salespeople at work
How to verify your GitHub account on Mastadon
The tech crowd loves to use GitHub, why not verify on Mastadon with your GitHub profile?
Using Twitter to login to other apps? Protect yourself
Now that Twitter appears to be on shaky ground, what to do about apps that use your Twitter account to login?
Year 2 at Microsoft – the year of the consultant and individual contributor
TLDR; long rambling post based on random notes from my Year 2 at Microsoft. Feel free to entertain yourself with the photo and gifs instead. This is more of a post for myself to read in the future and either wonder at my deep insight or laugh at my foolishness/naivety. ICYMI, my previous post on… Continue reading Year 2 at Microsoft – the year of the consultant and individual contributor
Office 365 Outlook Automatic Replies – your very own vacation virtual assistant
Ever go on vacation, only to be bombarded by work emails and meeting invites? What are you supposed to do? Should you respond to these invites with either a. "no" if the meeting is during the vacation, or, b. "yes" if the meeting is after vacation This means you would have to spend precious vacation… Continue reading Office 365 Outlook Automatic Replies – your very own vacation virtual assistant
Using app secrets in #dotnetcore console applications
I was writing a sample dotnetcore console application for a talk because why I felt using a sample aspnet core web app was overkill. The app was connecting to a bunch of Azure cloud and 3rd party services (think Twilio API for SMS or LaunchDarkly API for Feature Flags) and I had to deal with… Continue reading Using app secrets in #dotnetcore console applications
Year 1 at Microsoft
What happens when you start your job with your dream company just as a global pandemic hits? Some (completely random) lessons learned about life, career, big tech co, consultancy and technology in my first full year as a consultant at Microsoft starting from the recruitment.
OKRs – In Practice
More about Google's OKR playbook and learning related to this playbook
Don’t just say hello in chat
Please don't say just "Hello" in chat, it's as if you called someone on the phone and said "Hi!" and then put them on hold!
OKRs – Intro
My notes from reading John Doerr's book: Measure What Matters: How Google, Bono, and the Gates Foundation Rock the World with OKRs.