„what a stupid question”

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For me, it is much easier to work with someone, if I assume that the person on the other side is competent to do the job, but sometimes does not have a critical piece of information. This information is often obvious to me, but missing for some reason, to the other person. When working on a globally distributed […]

Performance optimization

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For a customer from Lyon (France), we investigated a server performance issue. Website seemed to be slow, despite a new dedicated server with 40 CPU cores, 256GB of RAM and a 500Mbps network. The matter was urgent, a slow website was turning away paying customers, while an expensive marketing campaign was taking place. Money was being lost, we needed […]

Jira hell

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Imagine you want to file a bug in Jira. You click „new issue” and a form with a few tabs opens. Count the fields – there are more than 200 in total. You are forced to fill this thing properly by the organization. Welcome to jira hell. This sometimes happens, because the person in control […]

Why does IT need HR?

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Apparently the list of things HR deals with is sizeable: Payroll Insurances Absences Holidays Pensions Tax-things Reporting to authorities Occupational safety Work time management Contracts NDA’s Non-compliants Works councils Union collective agreements Benefits (non-monetary „salary”) Total compensation Bonuses Travel policies & reimbursments Merit money Travel partnerships Keys and id cards Soul doctoring Recruitment Hiring Policies, processes, […]

consistent multi-client filesystem interface for low-cost cloud

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A new low-cost could service (1/4th of AWS price) could potentially become an extremely cost effective storage asset for multiple bussinesses if it features an interface which is easy to integrate with their existing infrastructure. Together with an open-source filesystem interface development team, we have designed many variants of a solution which would provide consistency and […]

X2 e-radio transmitter

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X2 was designed as an advanced alternative to linux-hosted radio streaming programs available at the time. The transmitter had full control over fade-in and fade-out, as well as on filtering the sound samples, which allowed for configuration flexibility so much desired by our radio operators. Thanks to this technology, they could separately configure the mixing of music-to-music and […]