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Letting supportive users down

One of the tasks I find difficult while doing dev work is dealing with user feedback. Surprisingly, it’s not the abusive or complaining users that I find difficult to handle. It’s the super enthusiastic ones with a lot of “great” suggestions that are too complicated (or shouldn’t be) implemented in actuality.

I don’t know if it’s … Read full post →

How It Really Feels To Be God…

I used to hate people who joke that CRS developers are like gods… until I looked at the facts and realized that they’re absolutely right. This must be how it feels to be God. Resigned.

When you have thousands of people depending on you. Each of them expecting you to conform to their idea of good … Read full post →

Automating a Process That Sucks Will Only Make It Suck Faster

A lot of people are easily misled by greedy software vendors to think that automation solves everything. Now everyone who wants to “innovate” and “improve efficiency” are fooled into buying overpriced software solutions that create more problems than they can solve.

Since most leaders would rather walk through the city naked than admit that they paid … Read full post →

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