Software Engineer Role Leveling
Home, Bangkok, Thailand, 2017-01-28
Large software companies usually have a leveling model and a body of documentation to help people-managers guide their direct reports on what level they’re at and how to improve and advance. They’re never great but they are a necessary evil once you get beyond about 20 developers and 3 managers in order to have at least the semblance of a level playing field when it comes to assessing people for their annual reviews.
Testing Bad RAM to Diagnose Server Crashes
Home, Bangkok, Thailand, 2015-03-21
The new ESXi server that I built some months back has been crashing suddenly and unexpectedly. At first I suspected the system disk where the hypervisor is installed (which is quite old) might be bad and swapped it out but the crashes still occurred. On a hunch that it might be a RAM issue I flashed a MemTest86 USB key and tested the RAM and sure enough:
Pelican 1510 Carry-On Case
Home, Bangkok, Thailand, 2010-06-26
The Pelican 1510 Carry-On Case is specifically designed to be within the FAA size-allowance for cabin baggage.
Routing Audio Between Skype and Ableton Live on OSX
Home, Bangkok, Thailand, 2009-10-23
808 Live JamTOFINISH
Home, Elsternwick, Australia, 2008-10-16
I just got my TR-808 back from having it’s main output circuit replaced. Here’s a clip of it in action along with 303 sounds provided by Rebirth and controlled with a Novation Remote controller keyboard. I’m also running a TR-707, but in this clip it was just driving MIDI clock to Rebirth and Sync24 into the 808.
Building Software is a Craft not a Science
Melbourne, Australia, 2016-05-04
In my second year working as in software I became committed to the idea that as an industry we should be working to develop standard-gauge components that would fit together in precisely known and reliable ways. It should be like when a civil engineer builds a bridge - they know exactly the stresses and tolerances of the iron girders, steel cables and pre-cast concrete members that they have access to.
Introduction to TeamCity for .NET Developers
Home, Bangkok, Thailand, 2014-03-25
This evening I gave a presentation on TeamCity at the Bangkok .NET meetup which is sponsored and run by my friends at Jetabroad
Amalga HIS 5.3 Ship It!
Fraser Suites, Sukhumvit, Bangkok, Thailand, 2008-12-01
My first Microsoft Ship It