Ending Pull Requests 👻

Happy Friday,I hope you had a great holiday weekend for those of you in the US. I've been very busy with the end of my children's school year and my beekeeping season starting up.Did I tell you I caught a swarm of bees? I have three hives this year!I...

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Jun 02, 2023
Enough with the crappy tests already

Happy Friday,I was on a call with a client recently, and they were showing the tests they wrote for some user stories.I often ask to look at tests with teams new to writing automated tests consistently.Oddly, that seems to be everyone.Months ago, thi...

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May 19, 2023
When Opportunity Knocks 🚪

Happy Friday,Last night I was working on my beehives until 11 PM. It was raining too. Now, us beekeepers are odd folks, but working on hives at night in the rain is not how most anyone would choose to spend their evenings.You see, my hives died over...

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May 05, 2023
[reko.day] A new look 👀

Happy Friday,It's farmer's market season here, which means it probably is for a number of you and will soon be for even more. I hope you all can get out there and enjoy the experience of walking around and finding local goods and produce.For me, this...

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May 05, 2023
Best Way to Know Your Product is Worth It 💯

Happy Friday,Years ago, when I first started to attend conferences, the hot topic was the Lean Startup by Eric Ries. Most everything that was in his book has now become a common language and common knowledge, but rare practice.For the record, there a...

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Apr 21, 2023
Playing Jenga for Change

Happy Friday!This will be a quick email this morning since I am rushing to get out the door and go on a field trip with my oldest son.That same son, yesterday morning, told me how he figured out how to watch YouTube by playing a game that would show...

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Apr 14, 2023
Let's Learn Something

Happy Friday,Yesterday I was at my local Beekeeping Association meeting, and the speaker was going through how he creates Nucs from within a hive. For those of you who don't know, a Nuc is a tiny hive of bees. By tiny, I mean roughly half of a hive....

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Apr 07, 2023
Consensus Is Less Useful Than You Think

Happy Friday,The weather here can't seem to make up its mind. One day we'll have 60-degree weather, and the next it won't get above 40. Our cars are full of various jackets and umbrellas to handle the variability for our kids since every day is so di...

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Mar 17, 2023
Dialing in Communication 🏹

Happy Friday!Whew, things have been busy for me the past few weeks. I'm getting ready for my next year of beekeeping, building raised garden beds, working on reko.day, and lots of things for my clients.Speaking of which, a situation with one of my cl...

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Mar 10, 2023
My Love Affair with Video Updates 📺

Happy Friday,Some time ago, I was reading a book on consulting, at there was this little nugget in there where the author suggested having public status update meetings. Now, these public meetings were different than the normal status updates that co...

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Feb 24, 2023