Room to be Awesome

By Robin Monks

Discussing technology, development, and sharing the hard won lessons I learned as a technology leader. I've been designing, building, and scaling big things for over a decade and am presently looking for what comes next.

Discussing technology, development, and sharing the hard won lessons I learned as a technology leader.

I've been designing, building, and scaling big things for over a decade and am presently looking for what comes next.

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With Times Changing, Deep Connections to Your Team Matter Even More

Over the years I’ve been an engineering leader, I have placed a lot of effort into understanding why people move on so quickly, and how to address those concerns to build longer and healthier relationships. The biggest reasons people have confided in me have …

 
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Reflecting and Velocity Flywheels

ChangeDevelopers must be able to add their new code, documentation and test cases easily into the code base. There must be as few barriers to this as possible. Changes requested must be clean and concise, code must be well partitioned and documented, and loca…

 
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Robin #7 - My Podcast Listening for Summer 2021

A newly released podcast, Haunted Road takes on a narrative interview format where the host (Amy Bruni) asks someone with a connection to the haunted location questions about their experiences. Amy was a producer of the TV shows Kindred Spirits and Ghost Hunt…

 
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Robin Nerds Out On Movie Theater Sound: How does Dolby Digital work?

Dolby Stereo used the space of a standard-width mono optical track to encode two discrete stereo channels that could be computed through matrix decoding into 4 channels. If the theater didn't support Dolby Stereo, the tracks would be backwards-compatible to e…

 
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Lessons I Learned From My First Commercial Product: Uninterruptible User Flow

The old saying goes “you can lead a horse to water, but can’t make it drink”. That’s horses, but if a human wants water everything you offer them must be in direct and expected aid of the goal they have in mind, or they will ignore it.At HotSpot Parking we tr…

 
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Robin’s Collection of Things #4: Tools I Love

It's been a few weeks! I'm back from a staycation I took to reflect and rest. During this time the situation in Brazil has seriously worsened and is providing an example of what happens when governments don't step in to quell the spread of COVID19.Sadly, desp…

 
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Robin's Collection of Things #3: Physical security, MVNOs and Heat Pumps

Am I the only one that thinks these look like Alien skeletons about to come back to life after a thousand years? No? OK.

 
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Robin's Collection of Things #2: Cold War Tech, Decision Making Tools, Open Source CRM

Other things crossing my browser tabs this week that you might find exciting:SuiteCRM, an open source CRM tool that's been getting nicer, because Salesforce and Hubspot suck.Flectra is also an all-in-one business ERP and CRM as an alternative.Untools, tools f…

 
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Launching a newsletter!

Why? Because I can, and you should subscribe. I'll share some technical tricks and cool things I've discovered from across my online travels every Sunday.Someone on TikTok showed off how to make an automatic license plate reader for the highway beside his hou…