How is automation impacting the dba role?

via GIPHY I was at a dinner party recently, and talking with some colleagues. I had worked with them years back on Oracle systems. One colleague Maria said she really enjoyed my newsletter. Join 38,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. She went on to say how much has changed in the last …

How can I get started with lambda and nodejs in 5 minutes?

via GIPHY I know these learn-to-do-x in 5 minutes type articles are a dime a dozen. But it’s true, we’re short on time, and we just wanna jump in. So let’s go! Join 38,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. Rather than go the old route of doing everything manually, and struggling, we’re …

Can misfits teach us a thing or two about innovation?

I just finished reading Alexa Clay & Kyra Maya Phillips tour de force, The Misfit Economy. (Yes that’s an affiliate link. The first one I’ve ever posted on this blog. If you like the book, please buy through my link. ) I have to admit I was surprised & delighted by the book. Join …

Can daily notes help you work better with clients?

via GIPHY Years ago I was working at a customer for a few weeks. There was some confusion as to what was going on, in terms of progress. Things weren’t moving as quickly as they expected. After a lot of back and forth, I suggested I could provide detailed notes of what I had done. …

Can i get more done by taking some dream time?

via GIPHY When I have a long todo list and a million things on my plate, my usual tactic is to just plow through it. Take short break to eat, but then get right back to work. My feeling is, if it’s weighing on the back of my mind, I won’t enjoy downtime anyway. Join …