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JIRA Customization

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Technology platforms mature and improve over time. The Atlassian ecosystem is no exception. One area where Atlassian has matured dramatically is in supporting customizations. In the past customizations were a real “wild west” edit the database and file system approach. Today we have flexibility in configuration and a strong API. Often people have a hard […]

The Joys of USB-C

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A couple of weeks ago I received my freshly minted OnePlus 2 phone. I won an invite because of the efforts of our internship program. They are building software for an exhibit to open June 2016 at the St. Louis Science Center. You can see a video about this project here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fai3SzTIYn4). The OP2 sports […]

Pixelated

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At the beginning of 2013, I was thrilled to receive the new Google designed Pixel. It was, and still is, a pleasure to use. I have written about it many times the last two years with very little negative to say about it. Many harped on its few weaknesses, primarily battery life and getting a […]

User Adoption = Success

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System Administrators often find themselves caught trying to fulfill the promises and hype that come with a new system purchase. As ERP companies learned the hard way over the last twenty years, a system is only as good as its user adoption. Metrics cannot flow to management without individual users, on a consistent basis, doing […]