Sunday, 31 January 2016

How To Grow a Development Team ... Hotel California Style!

For the manager of a technology shop, "Hotel California" has the ideal spin on staffing. As the Eagles so bluntly put it "You can check-out any time you like/But you can never leave!". In modern business speak - Hotel California has zero "churn", where churn is the portion of recruits each year who are hired to replace employees who've left.

No Churn

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Quick and Dirty: Vim highlighting and tag matching for HTML and Perl's Template Toolkit

If you're a Vim connoisseur you're probably using vim-perl for getting all the Perl goodies you can cram into Vim. On the other hand if, like me, you're building and trashing virtual machines left, right and centre to develop different widgets you don't have the patience to achieve a perfect Vim environment on each box. This is the quick and dirty solution which gets you 80% of the solution in a matter of seconds.