Why I went all-in on IT Operations with HighOps

I had a coffee with a friend a couple of days ago and toward the end of our chat he asked the question: "why did you decide to move into IT Operations?" That's a question I'm being asked over and over again but this time feels as good as any…

Wasn't I moving to San Francisco?

TL;DR Yes I was, until life got in the way in August. The L1A US visa on my passport will be a reminder of that (until I renew my passport...). When I joined back ThoughtWorks last year the plan was to wait until I could get a US work…

Long overdue update

I don't think I've ever left this blog without a new post for 13 months before! Official excuses: lots of changes since I closed the Project HD chapter, rejoined ThoughtWorks and prepare to move overseas. Yes, the organisation of both the Italian Agile Day 2013 and EuroClojure 2013 are well…

Project HD update (the first and last one?)

On December 2nd I publicly announced I was leaving my beloved Sourcesense (still old website) and all my great colleagues around Europe and on January 11th I wrote about what I was going to do next. I've been chugging along on Project HD since then with a few parallel activities…

3+1 things to know when using LaunchRock

I've just redirected the Project HD domain to my new launchrock landing page and while the service is brilliant and allows you to very quickly put up a signup page to start collecting email addresses of people interested in your product, I've found a few quirks that are not listed…

Why PayPal is still the only option for bootstrapped startups: cashflow

As mentioned in The future begins now: Project HD, one of the phase 1 activities I'm working on is an event. The main rationale behind this is that I'm planning to use the profits of this conference (if any ;-)) to further fund the development of my bootstrapped startup. It…