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bio website jefflunt.com
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I code because it is the single, greatest expression of creativity that I have ever found. Coding isn't just the ability to translate an idea into working software, it's the ability to focus creativity into reality.


Sep
17
answered What does a company typically expect from a Perl developer?
Sep
9
comment How do you handle regular latecomers at the stand-up meetings?
If someone is consistently late, why? Punishments for minor infractions of any kind wind up making you look like a stickler for the rules. What you need instead is for the culture to change, and for everyone on the team to care enough that they bring the others up around them. If that still doesn't work, you need to speak to the folks individually, and dig to the bottom of why they either don't show up on time, or don't care to show up on time, and deal with that issue instead. I.E. treat the problem, not the symptom.
Jul
11
comment quick prototyping in project design & development
Agreed. I'm too visual NOT to draw things on paper/whiteboard. I had a pen tablet for my computer for a couple of years, but felt it was weird since my hand wasn't literally drawing on the screen.
Jul
11
answered Debugging Facts and Statistics
Jul
11
answered Ways to describe or measure the learning curve for a new technology?
Jul
7
awarded  Editor
Jul
7
revised What to do about team member who threatens to leave all the time and is difficult to work with?
updated first paragraph, and rearranged some of the text
Jul
7
comment What to do about team member who threatens to leave all the time and is difficult to work with?
I agree with the unsustainable assessment. It's not reasonable, if nothing changes, to continue on this way. Definitely make an effort to see through the changes. However, like any relationship, if something doesn't change after repeated attempts, and that something is extremely important to you, then you have two choices: leave, having learned from the situation, or stay knowing that, based on past behavior, nothing will change.
Jul
7
answered What to do about team member who threatens to leave all the time and is difficult to work with?
Jun
29
awarded  Teacher
Jun
29
answered github team workflow - to fork or not?
Jun
29
answered Be a better programmer or an irreplacable employee?
May
28
awarded  Supporter