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Internal Change

We all are faced with challenges from others. Everyone has expectations of what we should be. Often it is to satisfy their own needs. People want us to run faster, work harder, contribute more. Most of it focused on short term objectives, on what they can get out of today if only they could get…

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The Right Stuff

I always talk about eating better to help take better care of yourself. I love reading blogs and books on these subjects. One big reason is that I’m always asking myself if I’m eating the right stuff. The latest book I’ve been reading is from biohacker Dave Asprey who has got me into putting grass-fed butter, tea…

20,000 steps away from the sea

Recently I travelled to England and Germany to speak at Agile Testing Days 2014. It was a wonderful conference and the trip gave me a chance to do a lot of walking to see a lot of sites. I was wearing my new Moto 360 which among many other things keeps tracks of how many…

Take a hike

No really, take a hike. It’s great exercise, you’re out in the fresh air and spending some time with nature. What you might not associate with hiking is software development but that’s one way I explain Test Driven Development (TDD) to people. Imagine a sole developer running full speed through the forest. You would say “Look…