• The bright side of imposter syndrome.

    The bright side of imposter syndrome.

    In my decade in the tech industry, I have never met a person who has experienced imposter syndrome who was terrible at their vocation. As a side-note confession, I have, many times in my career – especially during times of transition – I, too, have experienced, like most, the pangs of imposter syndrome with one’s […]

  • On usefulness over accuracy in dev – the broken clock conundrum.

    On usefulness over accuracy in dev – the broken clock conundrum.

    Here is a thought experiment. Imagine two clocks; both analogue. The first clock is broken. But in terms of accuracy its exactly correct twice a day. The second clock is a minute off; technically, it’s the most useful one; but it’s never exactly correct. But it’s the one thats useful. I see coding and the […]

  • 4 Simple Tips to Better Communication for devs. (or how to avoid conflict, confusion, and talk to people).

    4 Simple Tips to Better Communication for devs. (or how to avoid conflict, confusion, and talk to people).

    If I were to look back over my last decade in the tech world and pick one thing as my single best decision as a developer – I’d say choosing to study psychology rather than computer science. The most significant impact studying psychology had was on my communication skills, which, as a developer, put me […]

  • On Kindness

    On Kindness

    Contemplation of ‘Why?’ we learn, adhere to, and behave in certain ways has always intrigued me – one such question is: “Why do we find it necessary to be kind?” One of the many tediously bland, and reasonless, lessons we are taught by adults when we are kids is the importance of having manners, using […]

  • In Praise of short-term love

    In Praise of short-term love

    Nothing lasts forever, and never has forever had such a short life span as in love and relationships. It was probably the French-Swiss film director, Jean-Luc Godard, who said it best: “A story should have a beginning, a middle and an end, but not necessarily in that order.”

  • In Praise of Melancholy

    In Praise of Melancholy

    As a species and a society, we have grown to over romanticize and popularize happiness and have exiled all feelings of the contrary to the unpopular and unwanted crevices of human emotion. We strive only to increase those things that make us happy or that bring happiness to us, and at the slightest surfacing of […]