Monthly Archives: August 2014

A bird on the wall …

It was mid-afternoon and someone was poking me. “Hey, are you awake?”¬†they whispered. I blinked and raised my chin. “Huh?” “Ralph wants to know what database we’ve chosen. What database did we choose?” “Grughnk. Guhbbah.” I’d nearly fallen asleep in … Continue reading

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Keeping sharp

A quick story (and a true one, I promise). The Team is at lunch. Say, ten or twelve software engineers sitting at a high table in the Commons at Microsoft, eating sandwiches and chips and soup and so forth. Oh, … Continue reading

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