Installing Debian 12.5 On Laptop From USB Drive – Hint: Need 1 Partition

I wanted to install Debian 12.5 on my old laptop. Download Debian I discovered the place to download Debian: https://www.debian.org/releases/bookworm/debian-installer/ Next, I plugged in my 64GB flash drive and followed the steps at https://wiki.debian.org/DebianInstaller/CreateUSBMedia. However, it didn’t work.  Well, it actually worked — I was able to boot from the USB stick and the Debian… Continue reading Installing Debian 12.5 On Laptop From USB Drive – Hint: Need 1 Partition

Why Software Developers Have To Understand the Business & The Product

Yesterday, we talked about the First Tenet of Software Development and some people didn’t like it. They thought it was too simple. Let’s see what you think about the… Second Tenet of Software Development Everything the program is supposed to do must be known by the software developer. Just as the designer of the board… Continue reading Why Software Developers Have To Understand the Business & The Product

What Is a NextLevel Software Developer?

Excerpt from my upcoming book, The NextLevel Software Developer. What Do Software Developers Really Do? Just Write Code? I’ve worked in IT for thirty years, twenty-two of them as a Software Developer. I’ve noticed that most beginning Software Developers (and many experienced ones) think their job is to produce code. However, in reality, one of… Continue reading What Is a NextLevel Software Developer?

Maniacal Management: Expecting Employee Engagement While Doing Nothing

Yes, this is a rebuttal to Quiet Quitting. And, yes, I’m attempting to make up a term that pushes the idea of Quiet Quitting off the employee and back onto Management. Maniacal Management Defined I typed “maniacal definition” into DuckDuckGo and got the following returned by wordnik: I was amazed how applicable the term is… Continue reading Maniacal Management: Expecting Employee Engagement While Doing Nothing