DaedTech Digest: How a Simple Scorpion Can Burst the Travelers’ Bubble

12 hours 31 minutes ago

This week, on the slow travel digest, I’m going to move slightly away from answering reader questions.  Instead, I’ll just talk about something people probably wouldn’t think to ask. When you spend months at a time on the road, weird, local stuff tends to happen the way it does when you move places. If you’re […]

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Erik Dietrich

DaedTech Digest: How Nice (or Not) Are the Places You Stay?

1 week ago

I’m going to keep the answer train rolling here with the Friday digest.  Last week’s question was about how we sort out exercise on the road, and the week before that, I tackled what we do if (when) we break something where we’re staying. This week, let’s deal with another one. Are the AirBNB/VRBO places you […]

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DaedTech Digest: What Do We Do about Exercise While Traveling?

2 weeks ago

Another week, another digest post.  Continuing the theme from last week, I’m back to answering people’s questions about our slow travel lifestyle.  (BTW, if you have a question about slow traveling, comment below or tweet it at me). This week’s question is pretty straightforward. What do you guys do about working out while you slow-travel? […]

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Readers Often Ask Me, “Should I Write a Book?” Here’s My Take

2 weeks 2 days ago

“Should I write a book?”  Someone asked me this today, and I rattled off an answer. But as I was doing so, it occurred to me that I get this question frequently.  Probably a few times per month, at least.  And this makes sense, since I’ve written a few myself and I’m in the content […]

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How to Pick a Niche: Start Listening to Other People

3 weeks 2 days ago

Last week, I wrote a post in which I answered a reader question about who writes the code in a world of empowered software developers.  In that post, I continued my thematic assault on the concept of generalizing, which prompted a question about another topic I’ve tackled before: niching. The question was pretty simple (and […]

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If We Solve the Software Generalist Anti-Pattern, Who Writes the Code?

4 weeks 2 days ago

I am, strangely, not an expert in my own history.  Chronicling my own exploits through digests and Prime Photos have helped somewhat in this regard, but I nevertheless struggle to remember the sequence of my life. So I think it was 2015 when I was writing about the tales of Emma in Developer Hegemony.  And I […]

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DaedTech Digest: Here We Are in Austin

1 month ago

In last week’s digest, I chronicled our packing for Austin, and I described how packing for several months is different from packing for one month.  Now, here I am, a week older and wiser, and relocated as planned to Austin, Texas. Slow travel is always interesting.  There’s a fair bit of prep in selecting the […]

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Software Consulting: What This Really Means and How to Start

1 month ago

On this blog, I’ve talked at length about both software development and consulting.  In fact, I have an entire posting tag devoted to transitioning from being a developer to being a consultant.  This includes a take on why everyone should want to.  So I’ve got the subject of software consulting surrounded.  But now, I’d like […]

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DaedTech Digest: Goodbye, Frozen North, and Hello, Texas

1 month 1 week ago

Happy New Year, everyone!  I’ve gone quiet since post the last digest, a couple of weeks ago.  We managed to take some real time off, getting much needed R&R. But that’s all over now, following New Years.  Not only are we back to work full time, but we’re also spending our evenings prepping to leave […]

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DaedTech Digest: The Results of Our Winter Destination Lottery Are In

1 month 3 weeks ago

Last week, I asked for everyone’s help in picking a refuge from winter cold for Amanda and me.  And that went well!  Thanks, everyone, for your comments through the various media.  It was fun to read and discuss. This week, we’ve arrived at a decision. I carefully took all of the input from last week, […]

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The Developer Hegemony Vision for 2019

1 month 3 weeks ago

This evening, I found myself staring at my post topics Trello board, uninspired.  I have a lot of post topic ideas there: rants, screeds, opinion pieces, helpful how-tos.  None of it really inspired tonight. Usually, when that happens, I can dig into the backlog of reader questions.  You awesome folks ask me more of those […]

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DaedTech Digest: Where To Go This Winter? Seriously, What Do You Think?

2 months ago

Let’s do something a little different today. With the digest posts, I’ve been answering questions about slow travel and chronicling our adventures.  But today, I’d like to get a little more interactive. Where Should We Go for the Winter? It’s that time of year again, and I don’t mean the Christmas holiday.  I mean, it is that time […]

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Erik Dietrich

Is It Possible to Have a Company with No Office Politics?

2 months ago

It’s been a little while since my last reader question post, hasn’t it?  Well, let’s do something about that today. Today’s subject is office politics.  I’m pretty much always game to talk about this subject, as regular readers know.  Except, rather than dissecting them in-situ, I’ll talk about the idea of companies avoid them altogether. […]

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DaedTech Digest: How to Make Money While Vagabonding?

2 months 1 week ago

This is an interesting premise for the week’s digest post.  I say this because I think it arose from somebody misunderstanding why and how I have money. There is a small population segment that slow travels and makes a living blogging about the same.  But we are not part of that segment, weekly digests about […]

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Erik Dietrich

Employment Teaches You How Not to be a Free Agent: You Have Stuff to Unlearn

2 months 1 week ago

Recently, I was doing something that occupies a surprising amount of my time these days: using LinkedIn for lead gen.  This involves researching companies, connecting with people, and, occasionally, consuming LinkedIn. It was in that latter capacity that I stumbled across this post, from Jonathan Stark.  I nearly spit out my coffee. It’s funny, right?  […]

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DaedTech Digest: Deciding How Long We Should Stay

2 months 2 weeks ago

It’s been a few weeks now since the last DaedTech digest.  In that one, I chronicled the last little bit of our trip to Vermont. We haven’t gone anywhere since then.  Not really, I mean.  We’ve been back and forth to Illinois a few times, visiting family and taking care of logistics.  But that hardly […]

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Erik Dietrich

Happy Thanksgiving, 2018!

2 months 3 weeks ago

Hello there, DaedTech readers!  In what has sort of been an annual Thanksgiving tradition (I do it some years), I’d like to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving!  As in this past years, please enjoy this drawing by my wife and business partner, Amanda.  And please enjoy your holiday. For those outside the US, Thanksgiving is […]

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