Extreme Experimentation – How to minimize the feedback loop and deliver software constantly

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In order to outpace competitors, technology companies need to move faster in delivering features of value to their customers. Those who hit the market first often emerge as winners due to networking and first mover effects. While some companies can beat others with similar features based on size along, notably Instagram and Facebook, most companies need to maximize delivery speed to win. Methodologies like Agile or Extreme Programming seek to reduce development cycles with the […]

How I Deal With My Toddlers Loving Day Care More Than Me

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This post originally appeared at https://www.thebump.com/a/toddlers-love-day-care When they were just little bundled up infants, my twin boys would cry when I left them at day care. They would miss me so much I couldn’t even get out the door before the crying would start. These days, as two independent toddlers, they go running in the door and barely look back at me. It’s nice to know they love the day care and the teachers so […]

5 Reasons I switched to my grandfather’s film camera to document my twins’ childhood

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For the first two years of their lives, I took thousands of pictures of my twin boys on my phone. With the cloud backing them up and social media perfect for sharing, it worked great for keeping everyone in touch. With recently privacy breaches and data leaks, I started to reconsider how much of their lives I capture online. Right around the same time, I rediscovered a camera my grandfather had owned that thanks to […]

9 No-Stress Tips For Eating Out With Baby

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No one wants to get kicked out of a restaurant because their children can’t behave. For many parents, the fear of children throwing a tantrum and disturbing other diners keeps them at home. And before they know it, cooking at home and delivery become the default way of life for years, with a date night maybe once a month. It doesn’t have to be like this! I’m here to tell you that parents can still […]

Raising Northern European Russian Christian Jewish twins

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My twins love bagels, lox, especially Norwegian salmon, schnitzel, potatoes, and borscht. Ok it might just be that they love all food, but my multicultural children also take inspiration from their backgrounds if you ask me. While many families still have traditional background of the same cultures, it’s becoming more common for kids to have parents from different cultures, forming a rich tapestry of culture from their past. In our case, it’s a fairly small […]

13 Essentials For Traveling With Baby, Tried And Tested By A Dad Of Twins

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This post originally appeared on TheBump Traveling with children doesn’t have to be a high-stress event that ends in tears and tantrums—especially for parents. The days of family vacations in the back of a station wagon that you remember from your youth are over and there are so many more things to keep your kids occupied and happy than just playing license plate bingo. A massive selection of products are available to parents that can […]

I am a force of Chaos: Why I practice Chaos Engineering to improve user experiences

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As systems grow in size, they inherently grow in complexity. As complexity increases, systems eventually reach a point where no single individual can reasonably understand the entirety. At this point, when the interactions between components are unpredictable, the system becomes chaotic. This chaos can manifest in many ways including unintended retry storms, broken and degraded experiences for users, and often, cascading failures of an entire system. Rather than letting users discover this chaos, Chaos Engineering […]

What It’s Like To Be Treated As The Lesser Parent, According To A Dad

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This post originally appeared on TheBump I’m not a babysitter. I’m not a best friend. I’m not the muscle. I’m a dad, and not only can I change a diaper as well as my wife—I choose to. But at most places I go, I don’t even have the option to change my sons because the men’s rooms don’t have changing tables. Even when I can, I know on the way there or back, at least […]

Charleston with Children: my top tips for what to do in the River City

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Charleston, a city known for history, top-notch food, beer, beaches, and… kid friendly spots? Not really, but like just about anywhere, Charleston can be perfect for parents and kids alike with enough preparation. There’s a ton to do in this world-class city for the whole family and a ton to explore. With great outdoor spaces and things to do on rainy days too, it’s a perfect place to let loose and have a great time […]

5 Things To Do When Your Toddler Says “No”

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This post originally appeared on TheBump Why is it that every toddler learns to say “no” before they even say their own name? While they can barely pronounce something like “car” above a whisper, they can scream “no” in a perfectly pronounced and enunciated manner in the middle of a crowded store. Every toddler begins to learn “no” as a part of developing their own independence and personality around the age of 2. It’s actually […]