Are you ready to try consulting?

via GIPHY Well it’s been a minute since I blogged, but we’re back! I had a hack, and the site was down for a time, but it feels good to be putting the proverbial pen to paper again. Join 35,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. I was flipping through yCombinator News recently, …

How can we secretly deploy this key to production?

via GIPHY I worked with a client some time back that was in a very unfortunate position indeed. Through various management shuffling, the COO was the new sheriff in town. Which is fine and normal. Except in this case the entire operations was managed across the sea. Join 35,000 others and follow Sean Hull on …

How not to handle “we’re not paying” emails…

via GIPHY I saw this thread recently posted on Hacker News. “We’re not paying invoices due to the pandemic” – How to handle these. Join 35,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. What shocked me is what Patrick McKenzie (@patio11) suggested: “The right response is probably ‘I have received your letter. The invoice …

I’m building a startup. What should I watch out for?

via GIPHY I’ve worked with close to 200 startups over the years. So I’ve seen a lot of stuff. Some of the get-rich-quick managed to get broke even quicker. And others saw great engineers leave behind a clunky maze of an architecture with little or no documtation. Join 35,000 others and follow Sean Hull on …

What can we learn from NASA’s AWS fail?

via GIPHY I was just reading the Register, which is sort of the UK’s version of Slashdot, and they had a jaw dropping title. NASA moved 247 petabytes into AWS and then later learned about EGRESS costs OMG! Face palm. Wow. Join 35,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. To say this is …

What happens when a bartender doesn’t get the job, but files a lawsuit?

via GIPHY I stumbled on this interesting article, and thought I’d share it. Bartender doesn’t get job, but wins suit for consulting fees Now some of you may have already made some prejudgements. But I ask that you hold your conclusions, and take a listen. Join 35,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. …

Should I join this new startup Delicious Data?

via GIPHY I’ve been asked this before by folks. Hey, you know technology, what stock picks would you recommend? Join 35,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. It’s a tough question, with a lot of intangibles. It’s no wonder people ask friends for advice. You have to think about what matters to you? …

Do you fear you are an imposter? Join the club

via GIPHY I was reading another delicious hacker news thread, this time on a psychology question. How do you work with the fear of your own incompetence? Join 35,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. It’s a great question. I’ve had this suspicion for years, and it was only after stumbling on psychology …

What do the best engineers do better?

via GIPHY I’m fascinated by this topic. I recently found another thread on HN about it What do top engineers you know do that others don’t. Join 35,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. As always for hacker news, there’s a feisty debate about what such character includes. Here’s my take. 1. Tackle …