Technosocial

Everything about life around technology: jobs, methodologies, and opinions.

Exchanging social media for productivity and health

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If you’re reading this post, you’ve probably typed something like “should I quit social media” or similar expressions of the same thought into your favorite search engine. Don’t you worry, we’ll feed your confirmation bias right here.

50 Evil Uses for Drones

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Inspired (triggered?) by a good friend’s post on LinkedIn that was talking about all the good that comes from drones, I accepted his challenge to write a quick list of at least 50 evil uses that come to my mind to demonstrate why my future vision of mini-artilleries on roofs is perfectly reasonable.

After 100+ Interviews as a Hiring Manager in Engineering

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Did you know that your cover letter won’t be read and that your CV will be looked at for a few seconds at most? Let’s take a look at job applications from a hiring manager’s perspective.

Into the new School Year with Open Source and YouTuber Spirit

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Instead of doing the same old bad slides combined with bad audio on Zoom, let’s learn from YouTubers and dig into free and open source tools to change the way we teach in the face of the pandemic.

What even is “Senior”?

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“Senior Software Developer” — says the text on the business card. But what makes someone senior? Is it the age? Is it the years in the business? Know-how? There’s a sometimes heated and, to some extent, endless debate going on what makes an engineer senior.

The (painful) Enterprise Way to the Cloud

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Use the cloud, they said. It will be great, they said. Why is it painful then?

A Recap on Managing People From Home

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Turns out, this working remotely thing might be better than what we used to do in the office.

We are at war

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There’s an invisible war being waged in the IT industry. A war to find out which way is the best to produce code.

Strong Opinions Weakly Held OR The Day I Bought Two Echo Devices

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Hello, I have an order for I.C. Wiener.