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managing geeks

I read through several posts that I had saved as drafts today. Some were close to done but are no longer relevant. Others were nothing more than a sentence or a link, and now I don't recall where I intended to take the story. I had saved only the link for this one and it's non-technical, but I liked the article and considering some of the churning over MOS, it seemed appropriate. (Draw your

growing pains ...

My role at work has been shifting over the past six months and I'm still not sure how I feel about this. In theory, I'm supposed to be 'architecting' but most of the time, I feel like I'm somewhere between a technical writer and a hostage negotiator, with the hostage alternating at turns between the integrity of the database and my sanity. Tensions have been high for everyone, the project is

communication, clarity and the benefits of real names

--- just found this one. I wrote it in Jan 09 and didn't publish it: I think I planned on adding a lot of links and ran out of time. Publishing it under the original date, but if you've been here before, you didn't miss it the first time. I slipped it in ... oh no! I've cheated on the version control system !! :)For the past month, my work has been somewhat disconnected from the database.