Author: F. Andy Seidl

Miguided Welfare Recipient Drug Testing

Popular Facebook "Meme" Advocating for Welfare Recipient Drug Testing

How did you parse the title of this post? Did you apply the adjective “misguided” to “welfare recipient”? Or did you apply it to “welfare recipient drug testing”? It’s funny how we always hear about government being too big, about how we need to get government out of…

Happy Openly Secular Day 2015!

Openly Secular

Did you know that today is Openly Secular Day? (Or even that it was a thing?) The mission of Openly Secular is to eliminate discrimination and increase acceptance by getting secular people (i.e., atheists, freethinkers, agnostics, humanists and nonreligious people)…

47 Traitors?

47 Senators' Open Letter to Iran

The Republican party has lost its moral compass. Yesterday, 47 U.S. Republican senators sent an open letter to the leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran. The letter, which was the “brainchild” of freshman senator, Tom Cotton, was designed to undermine…

Recognizing a Software A-team

Software A-Team

I just read a thoughtful article, Revisiting XP: be a thoughtful programmer by exercising more collective ownership. The article discusses various recommendations for building, and being part of, a high-quality, high-performing–and highly-enjoyable–software development team. This is what I call a “software A-team”.…