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June 30, 2008  2:19 AM

Work-Life Balance – No Measure of Cost



Posted by: SJC
Development, IT administration, IT careers, IT Management, work-life balance

An article which recently caught my eye entitled "5 signs your people don't have work-life balance" triggered my interest once again in blogging about this topic.  (

June 29, 2008  2:21 AM

Useful Tools of the Trade



Posted by: SJC
Analysis Tools, Application Performance, Development, IT Management, Performance, Software testing, TCP/IP

A few days ago I blogged about how I was playing detective with a clients computer system, struggling with performance issues.  It has been an interesting few days since that blog, and I have discovered much, and learned along the way. One thing that I learned about is a nifty utility offered...


June 25, 2008  3:53 PM

Application Performance and Other Investigative Opportunities



Posted by: SJC
IT administration, IT Management, Networking, Security, Software Quality, Software testing

Sometimes I feel more like I'm a detective than programmer/analyst.  Fact is, I believe, that there has to be at least a little bit of detective in every IT person who has the opportunity to evaluate software applications and their sometimes strange behaviors. As an example of what I mean, I...


June 20, 2008  2:51 AM

The Technology Career – Demands and Observations



Posted by: SJC
IT administration, IT careers, IT Management, work-life balance

I read with dismay and a good deal of reflection a recent article entitled "Why women quit Technology Careers" and comments posted to the...


May 30, 2008  2:42 AM

Developer Responsibility, Ethics and Attitude



Posted by: SJC
Business Application Value, IT administration, IT Management

I have heard too many stories in my years as a developer, of clients being taken advantage of by either inept developers or downright unethical schemes used to enrich the pockets of the developer.  I remember being shocked when a developer I met with talked about his clients only in the sense of...


May 29, 2008  2:04 AM

The Half-Life of New Technology



Posted by: SJC
Business Application Value, Business process automation, Database application, IT Management, Software application development, Software Quality

The concept of half-life has always intrigued me, particularly so when I was introduced to the idea of the half-life of material possessions.  Wikipedia states "The half-life of a quantity whose value decreases with time is the interval required for the quantity to decay to half of its original...


May 12, 2008  8:42 PM

Thoughts on the Career Software Developer and IT



Posted by: SJC
IT administration, IT Management, Software application development, Software Quality

Ron Richards in his post "The career software developer..." alludes to the observation that "...it is not surprising to discover that there are more people scoping, managing, testing and supporting the work of software developers than there are software developers."  I would have to say that I...


May 7, 2008  12:03 PM

Technology Sales Styles



Posted by: SJC
Business Application Value, IT Management, Small Business Computing, Software application development

A recent article that I saw in a Computerworld email caught my eye and my interest.  The article "The six most infuriating tech sales styles" had me salivating at the...


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