Author Archives: David K.

Time Tracking Web Apps

By | April 16, 2021

I work for a tech outsourcing firm, but I’m fully-subcontracted to a Fortune 250. My company recently switched away from their home-brew time tracking tool (which wasn’t completely terrible) to Workday. The transition was rough. You had to click several times to finish the process, and it was easy to miss. They’ve since changed the… Read More »

jwz: ENGAGEMENT!

By | April 14, 2021

Every time we post to our Facebook account, it immediately gets 2-5 one-word comments from random Indian dudes with locked accounts that are years old and have thousands of friends: Source: jwz: ENGAGEMENT! There’s never post about Facebook on “Hacker” “News” where the comment thread isn’t filled with people saying, “I hate it too, but… Read More »

Police pull guns on and spray Black-Latino Army officer during traffic stop, lawsuit says

By | April 13, 2021

Two Virginia police officers have been sued for drawing their guns on a uniformed Army officer during a traffic stop and pepper spraying him. Source: Police pull guns on and spray Black-Latino Army officer during traffic stop, lawsuit says Is U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Caron Nazario a “good enough” person for Candace Owens to “support” as… Read More »

How People Get Rich Now

By | April 13, 2021

The tech companies behind the top 100 fortunes also form a well-differentiated group in the sense that they’re all companies that venture capitalists would readily invest in, and the others mostly not. And there’s a reason why: these are mostly companies that win by having better technology, rather than just a CEO who’s really driven… Read More »

TECH | Stop using JPA/Hibernate · Blog de Laurent Stemmer

By | April 12, 2021

Here an example of a JPA entity (using Lombok for “simplicity”): <sarcasm quotes mine> Source: TECH | Stop using JPA/Hibernate · Blog de Laurent Stemmer Through a very long series of unfortunate circumstances, I was backed into using Java/Spring/Hibernate/Angular in a doomed project. This page had me nodding my head in agreement, and this code… Read More »

Build Your Own Database Driven Website

By | April 12, 2021

I don’t remember what prompted me to remember this book, but it was, perhaps, the biggest influence which has shaped my career. I had already been a programmer since I was a kid, and I had already written a couple of well-received programs on my job by the time I bought it, but I had… Read More »