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Here are a few tech related images I found amusing this year.

(I’ve linked to my source but that may not be the original source)

Technical Debt in one image (source)

No time for big refactoring (source)

User Experience vs Design (source)

Evolution of the work space! (source)
Agile Surgery (source)

Every software project (source)

When you fix a bug in production! (source)
Waterfall UX (source)

Dilbert (source)

Finally, not tech related, but the Funniest animated GIFs from 2015 are worth a look!

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Maybe it’s that time of the year as we reflect but I remembered another annoyance to add the my first – Ask a question, then keep talking!

This one is with instant messaging!

Have you ever got back to your desk to find an instant message where the only message is “Hi” that’s been sitting there for 20 minutes?!

Somedays this drives me mad! Why can’t the person ask the question at the same time without having to wait for a reply!

This isn’t a phone call where you have to wait for an answer before you can begin. If there’s no reply after a few seconds continue to ask your question or say whatever you need to. Then when they’re free they can quickly see what you’re asking and respond.

By waiting for an initial reply you’re not only delaying getting a response to what you need but you’re… Continue reading

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At the end of the year I look forward to the Christmas break, it’s a good excuse to rest and enjoy family time. But before that there is the small matter of year-end reviews that need to be done! This can be an arduous task but it’s a very important one! Managers need to spend time on each review so that it can be as beneficial as possible, they can affect the future of the team. Thinking back at my past reviews, the ones that stand out are those where I was challenged in some way. We all want to hear good things and we should be praising good work but giving constructive criticism is just as important, if not more!

Be prepared

They can be difficult conversations to have, which is why time has to be spent for each one. Usually these would be written down in some system… Continue reading