The fear of being wrong
I am paralyzed sometimes that the code I am about to write will doom me to months of purgatorial maintenance. So I just sit there, staring at my editor, waiting for the right idea to come to me; as though a muse is sitting in the heavens waiting to visit my thoughts and excite my mental state. I just need to accept the fact that any code I . . .
Cash Rules Everything Around Me
I've been a professional software developer for over 8 years, and a developer even longer than that. I've worked for Fortune 500 companies and bootstrap startups. One of the many things I've learned on my journey through the plethora of companies:
Cash is king, and my efforts are rarely rewarded with it.
I need to value my time . . .
I was in the middle of an important task today, very thought intensive, when a production system began to fail. Apparently someone decided it was time to upgrade a production dependency without telling anyone.
While I was working on a task important for our future, the present systems were under duress. I always feel these context switches . . .
On the hunt for a home
Today is Monday, 30th of September 2013. I have a lot to do this week with work and my personal life.
I'm currently looking for a new home for me and my family but it seems the area, Camp Hill PA, lacks anything that fits either my needs or my budget. Homes range from 1970's dungeons to half a million dollar mini-mansions with . . .
Get notifications when your dependencies change
I recently launched a new bootstrapped venture called nuNotice. Bootstrapping is when you try an build a business with the resources currently at your disposal without any outside investment or funding. It has been an interesting experiment because we, Rob Sullivan, David Roberts, and I, are trying to figure out a lot of this on the fly. . . .
Another blogging platform?
Finally! I got my invitation at 12:56 PM on September 28th, 2013. I've been waiting a while to get my hands on this platform and I was hoping to use it for my new start-up's, nuNotice, blog. Sadly my time frame ran out and I had to go with Tumblr, but this post isn't about Tumblr it is about Silvrback.
So what is my first thought . . .
A little about myself... a journey to now
Hello, my name is Khalid Abuhakmeh, also known as your friendly neighborhood software developer. I mainly develop using Microsoft .NET technologies, but contribute to a lot of open source software. I currently live in Central Pennsylvania with my beautiful girlfriend Nicole and have a very happy life together.
This blog will mainly be . . .