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Senior software leader available for full-time and consulting

Are you in a startup, and you feel that coaching would help with morale, achievement, and results? Do you feel that the team is too small, or unbalanced?  Are you looking to reduce the amount of rework you have to do, or for better engagement with customers?

Or perhaps you are in an organization that needs to energize how it uses software to seek feedback, gain more traction in the marketplace, or deal with disruptive competitors?

If you want to adopt agile methods or quickly add decades of software development management experience in a larger organization, I’d be happy to help.

Yes, I am available.  Let’s talk.


Linux distributions for old hardware

Personally, I recommend starting with Puppy Linux. It’s small enough to run completely in RAM, so it doesn’t matter how slow or malfunctioning the hard drives on the old hardware are, it just works. If you can then use it to prove out the state of the hardware, you can upgrade to a larger distribution.

In addition, running in RAM is FAST. You’ve heard Linux can rejuvenate your old hardware and make it fast again? With the small distributions, that’s true!

This is a guide to Puppy and the other similar small distros, arranged from large, medium, and small.

Nice work.

14 Lightweight Linux Distributions to Give Your Old PC New Life


Why People Get Away with Being Rude at Work

Managers go easier on high performers and friends. You know that. What you likely didn’t know, is that you and your managers most likely unconsciously blame the victims of rudeness.

A fascinating read.

– Dak

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