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About Basil

Basil has over twenty years of programming experience from a wide variety of industries including warehouse distribution, insurance, state licensing for trucking industry, and discount retail. Programming language experience has predominantly been for IBM’s AS400 platform – CL, RPG, COBOL, Queries, Managed Queries, APF, SQL, Synon, Visual Basic and C++. He obtained his masters from the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor in 2007.

Is Repetition Enough?

I have read books and listened to several blogs that discuss methods for developing good habits. The window for repetition generally is twenty to thirty days. The thought process is that after repeated behavior changes, we either drop our old … Continue reading

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First Things First by Stephen R. Covey

Step two: Identify your roles. Pain in life comes from neglect in one or more roles due to the neglect from focus on other roles. The ideal balance isn’t from spending time in each role, but from utilyzing roles to … Continue reading

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The Effective Manager

Reading the Effective Manager by Mark Horstman Does 4 things: Gets to know your people. Communicates about performance. Pushes work down. Asks for more. Know your people through one on ones. Single most do as manager to improve – get … Continue reading

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Article: The Science Of Gratitude And Why It’s Important In Your Workplace

The Science Of Gratitude And Why It’s Important In Your Workplace http://flip.it/S9tU3r Many studies also on the health benefits. 

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Sustainability 

http://www.agile-doctor.com/2016/08/16/agile-processes-promote-sustainable-development/ Wonderful case for four legged stool: scope, resources, schedule and quality. Scope and resource seems to be easiest –  we seem to always struggle with the balance on schedule and quality. Schedule seems to primarily be an assumption of those … Continue reading

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Agile development – Stand Up Meetings 

https://agileoutloud.wordpress.com/2016/06/16/starter-agile-pt-3/ Sprint Stand Up meetings can be a drain from having independent developers treating the time as status meetings with everyone focus in their own world. One of the hardest part it getting everyone to work as a team. There … Continue reading

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Houzz: Maximize Harvests With Square-Foot Gardening

Houzz: Maximize Harvests With Square-Foot Gardening. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwzJDwhSY

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Smart Innovators Value Smaller Teams Over Better Processes

Smart Innovators Value Smaller Teams Over Better Processes – http://pulse.me/s/3ZLDv

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Reader for Twitter

Reader for Twitter is an application that reads tweets to you. This application also allows you to post tweets using Google’s Voice Recognition. Reader for Twitter never made it so easy to keep up with your tweets. Features include: Speech … Continue reading

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Android AP ShortTimer-TBS

This android application was designed with contractor in mind, allowing the user to track time spent on multiple projects and clients.  The user interface is easy to use and includes quick one click options to clock in and out. The … Continue reading

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