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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.


Evidence of aerosol transmission of COVID-19

I don’t normally blog about specific healthcare issues, but I’ve noticed a troubling omission from a number of reputable public health resources and their advice, and, frankly, some serious mistakes that have been made, because these sources have not yet incorporated important discoveries, and are therefore making recommendations which are not based on current evidence. No, I am not a doctor, but I do know how to read research papers carefully and look for confirming or disconfirming evidence.

We know, for sure, that COVID-19 spreads not only by droplet and contact, but also by aerosols. We’ve actually known that since the beginning, and we need to come back to that for public guidance and understanding, because I think that a number of people have lost the thread. Specifically, we knew this because healthcare professionals were rightly seeking good personal protective equipment including face shields and N95 masks when dealing with patients and ‘aerosolizing events.’ What this means for SARS-Cov2 care in particular, is that intubation and extubation tend to generate…spray. And it’s small enough that it gets carried about, more than the 6 foot / 2 meter recommendations.

What we’ve learned (or need to learn) is that aerosols are persistent, and they build up over time in enclosed spaces.

Understanding this should change your behaviour, and it’s important. It’s also important not to panic, in the sense of “oh no! It’s in the air! All is lost!”…which isn’t true.


Here’s what happens after a business gets hit with ransomware – Intel 471

What happens when a company has to recover from a ransomware attack? Intel 471 talked to a CIO who went through the painstaking process.
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