Author: michaelgat

Moving WordPress (2) – AWS setup

The AWS setup was the easy part. That should have been no surprise, as I've spent lots of time with AWS but very little time...

The Status of Status

Last week I presented some of my thoughts about status reporting to the Vancouver Software Development Managers. What do you think?...

In praise of simple tools

I write using Emacs and LaTeX. I'll grudgingly copy and paste to other formats because the organization demands it but I do better work with...

Broadly vs. Locally-useful skills

Early on, I programmed on mainframes in COBOL... I'm sure I could do it again. But I'd be tossing away some highly valuable, broadly-applicable and...

Rosh Hashana (New Year) Update

It's been a busy year with a lot of changes, both Covid-related and otherwise. As is my custom, here's my update for this circle around...

How I got hired at AWS

Being yourself matters as much as anything. And be nice to the airline staff. They can really make or break your life....