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TrogloVlog: Episode 19 - Do Patents in the Software World make sense? πŸ”—
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Like all headlines with a question mark at the end, the answer is (unsurprisingly) NO. Most of the time patents are an excuse to not actually do the work required to get what you need done, instead validating your identity as "an innovator".

TrogloVlog: Episode 18 - Why Checklists Work in QA and Development πŸ”— 1607793591  

Checklists are used often in many industries, but even to this day we still see a disturbing lack of checklisting in software. Don't make this mistake!

TrogloVlog: Episode 17 - The magic is Showing Up πŸ”— 1607757999  

But how does one show up to work?? Search, of course. In this video we talk in general about how this all works.

Let's see if we can learn how to make magic internet money together!

TrogloVlog: Episode 16 - Why telling Stories is Important πŸ”—
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Not just for your business, but for ours as well!

Article mentioned:
https://ariyh.substack.com/p/attach-a-ritual-to-your-product

tCMS Early Progress Report 2 πŸ”— 1607756053  

Theming, Logins, Dynamic Routes and more!

TrogloVlog: Episode 13 - Judging Risks and Rewards as a fellow traveler in Software πŸ”— 1607752097  

This time we come in with an episode that tries to "bring it all back together" regarding things we've been talking about these past few weeks. We cannot stress enough the importance of judging risks and properly estimating expected rewards as it regards success both in software projects and your own life!

TrogloVlog: Episode 12 - Coinbase declares neutrality in the Culture War! πŸ”— 1607745352  

Maybe they were watching the last video??? lol

Anyways, the pros and cons of this are discussed in the video, as it jibes pretty well with the previous cast's content.

TrogloVlog: Episode 11 - Getting ahead in Modern Organizations πŸ”— 1607742351  

Thought working hard was going to get you ahead in life? Think again. Organizational goals are always trumped by the personal goals of the people you immediately report to. As such, get good at fulfilling those instead if you want to get ahead.

Article mentioned:
https://defmacro.substack.com/p/how-to-get-promoted

TrogloVlog: Episode 10 - Critical Theory? In MY organization? πŸ”— 1607740478  

It's less useful than you think.

In this video we'll go over the ways that critical theory can both help or hinder your organization depending on the context. Make sure you properly research all things you would inject into your corporate culture, as these things have far reaching consequences!

Upgraded Postgres on cPanel via /scripts/installpostgres πŸ”— 1607739185  

Turns out you could actually install more up to date versions of postgresql the whole time, LOL.

Too bad that never got documented.

Also a small update on me discontinuing work on my UI based upgrader for postgres in cPanel.

TrogloVlog: Episode 9 - Action, Leadership, Comfort and Confrontations in the Software Industry πŸ”— 1607738803  

There's a lot of misunderstanding out in the corporate world about what is needed to be an effective employee or how to lead others. Learn why this is such a daunting task that even those with the "synthetic" authority to do something about it rarely ever do so. Protect yourself from toxic teams by turning those roadblocks into people who pull in your direction instead!

TrogloVlog Episode 8: Profit and Principle 2 - Mozillan Boogaloo! πŸ”— 1607736361  

Well, it sure seems we hit the nail on the head with a previous cast. Turns out the reason a big company (this time in the "not for profit" corporate milieu) failed was because they were playing house. See the dangers before it is too late for you and your company!

TrogloVlog: Episode 7: PRO Tips for the aspiring software developer πŸ”— 1607731380  

How to maximize your return on efforts if you wanna live that Tech Bro lyfe!

tCMS Migration Retrospective: Teodesian.net πŸ”— 1607727832  

You'll probably need the *heavy flamer* to deal with the heresy on the site we just migrated. Regardless, this shows off some of the power that we've built into tCMS and some of what's to come!

tCMS: Early Progress Report πŸ”— 1607727401  

An early video on tCMS as we developed it.

Amazing how things come together when you have matured as a programmer and have the time to execute on a good plan. There's a lesson in that, I think.

TrogloVlog: Episode 6 - Profit and Principle in Programming πŸ”—
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Why is it that older programmers typically don't get as much love in startups, yet why do they pull the ship at "evil" firms? Could it be that corporate values and revenue model conflicts lead to cognitive dissonance that can harm your company? Learn the ways to avoid this so that you can focus on what is important: Solving Customer Problems!

Articles discussed:
https://blog.ploeh.dk/2020/09/14/we-need-young-programmers-we-need-old-programmers/
https://somehowmanage.com/2020/09/20/revenue-model-not-culture-is-the-dominant-term/

tCMS Migration Retrospective: Troglodyne.net πŸ”—
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Now that the prototype has gone to production twice, we mull on what lessons we've learned and where to go next with it.

tCMS Updates πŸ”— 1607717775  

Follow along as we build the tools for building the business!

TrogloVlog: Episode 5 - Project Management doesn't care about your Feelings πŸ”— 1607717032  

Learn the ways that your feelings and the feelings of others can get in the way of making the products that your customers actually wanted to make!

Also discussed: Internal software development projects that you can't figure out a return on (or cost reduction for) probably aren't worth doing.

TrogloVlog: Episode 4 - Putting your Users to Work in Software πŸ”— 1607585909  

There's a lot of irrational FUD around the roles your users play regarding software testing. In this video we'll describe two ways that you can leverage existing and new users to gather data on usage, bugs or anything else your organization may deem important without even needing to be sleazy about it!

TrogloVlog: Episode 3 - The most important aspect of a tester πŸ”— 1607572922  

The Koala Tee Mindset

My first lesson in being an effective tester was getting thrown in the deep end headfirst. I'm scarred forever! In a good way.

TrogloVlog: Episode 2 - Your Baby is Ugly and that's OK πŸ”— 1607570580  

A lot of times Developers and Software Quality Assurance butt heads because they are emotionally invested in something other than pleasing the customer. Spot these issues in your employees' mental models so that you can root it out!

Add an Emoji Picker to your Website! πŸ”— 1607571375  

Had a desire to add some emojis earlier to a news posting I was doing for teodesian.net. Decided to do a few seconds of googlin' and found a pretty decent looking library for doing this here:

https://github.com/woody180/vanilla-javascript-emoji-picker

Figured I may as well let y'all ride shotgun with me as I added this sucker to my posting UI as such. Hopefully it helps someone out there on the interwebs!

Programming Videos πŸ”—
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Random videos involving actual code slinging

TrogloVlog: Episode 1 - You should reconsider Contracting πŸ”—
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Topics covered:
  • Why it makes sense as a dev company to hire contractors instead of employees
  • Why it makes sense as a developer to *BE* a contractor
TL;DW: 1099 Master Race

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