The Lanham Factor
The (ir)rational thoughts of a (not-so)mad man

July 2007 Entries

We Can Only Blame Ourselves

For years, I have fussed (and that's putting it mildly) about the state of software development. I have no end to my frustrations about trying to build software correctly while managers directors and such just want me to "code something". In the last several months, a few colleagues and I have started sharing emails about work-related frustrations on this topic. One of my recurring points is that we have no one to blame but ourselves. Oh I'm sure you, the reader, always capture requirements and always ......

A New Job...Again

History It’s no secret that I was pretty miserable at CBIZ early this year (January & February timeframes). At that time I was looking for something permanent. I was also looking for some side work. I met a fellow who owns a software development company. We chatted back and forth for many weeks. We could not, however, come to an agreement on duration and price. I wasn’t willing to leave my full-time job for a two-month contract. He didn’t want to take me on for a small contract and leave me hanging ......