Episode 5: The magic of simplicity

How do you deal with software that gives totally incomprehensible messages? Moreover, how do you react when the chief developer of the company making the software considers the messages to be perfectly normal? Zach is going to have a really, really bad day. [More]

Stick this on your client's forehead

This happens way too often. And you need to make it clear that the distance from "almost" to "exactly" is long and costly. VERY costly. [More]

Presentation Software: The Official Definition

I was once asked to provide an "official" definition (by 3TonsOfCode, of course) for Presentation Software, so here it is. Not one, but THREE different Official Definitions. Choose the most appropriate for your own personal drama and use it accordingly. [More]

Never, never do that

Except if you really like to live dangerously. [More]

Episode 4: Early in the morning

Zach has a talk with his boss, Mr. BigPromisey FatMoney and things go better than he could ever imagine. Isn't this strange? [More]


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