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Work doesn’t have to be your everything

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Photo by dylan nolte on Unsplash. Before we go any further, let me state that I really like my job.  It’s varied and it’s challenging. It also gives me plenty of opportunities to grow, to experience building new technology, and to work with people that are way smarter than myself. I’m thankful that I have it, and I’m curious about what I might end up doing in the future. However, as with any job, there are times that […]

Don’t make your staff afraid to fail

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Private Pyle and Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in Full Metal Jacket. Way past my bedtime… I’ll always remember the first time that I watched Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket.  I definitely wasn’t 18 years old, which was the required viewing age as specified by the BBFC in the UK. It was late at night on the weekend, and I was sitting in the front room of the Surrey house I grew up in, and my parents had […]

When everything blows up

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Oh dear… (Source: ROMEO nuclear test,  Atomic Bomb Test Photos) It’s August. You’re having a decent week. Looking over the top of your monitor, you can see that it’s pretty quiet in the office. Many of the engineers are on their summer vacation since their kids are off school, and they’ve picked a perfect moment to do so: the afternoon sky is a deep azure blue and is barely tainted by a single wisp of […]