How Zumba helped me become a better Tech Lead

I wrote about some of the commonalities between Zumba instructors and Tech Leads in my last post. I have a few more points to add on, which will give you an idea of the multitude of skills required to be either. Multitasking Zumba instructors are fierce multitaskers. Our main job is to dance to the…

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Starting My Functional Journey

I joined a new team as Tech Lead about 6 months ago. Rather than sit back and bark orders, it has become even more important to sharpen my technical skills. I’ve chosen to start on my functional journey to become proficient in F# – the .Net functional programming language. F# has been around for a…

Context Switching Recovery Using A Diary

The term ‘context switching’ originated from the world of computing but has migrated into popular culture in relation to the wasted time caused by human multitasking. Context switching usually causes reduced productivity due to the effort of splitting focus over multiple tasks at once. This is something that most human brains are not good at….

Invest in the Best Tools You Can Afford

I recently bought a new steam iron. I’ve been wearing more business shirts to work lately, which resulted in an increased number of creased shirts every wash. I have a working steam iron and I only bought the new one because it was heavily discounted. My usual philosophy is to use a piece of equipment…