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DaedTech Digest: Test Smells, Monitoring, Performance, Spell Check

Hello, everybody.  It’s yet another week in my life where I successfully keep track of the normal work week without losing track of which days are the weekend and which aren’t.  To celebrate, here’s another DaedTech Digest Friday post.

And, lest you think that I lose track of days of the week due to a life of intense leisure, I can assure you otherwise.  We’re busily building Hit Subscribe, expanding our client base, our operations and our authorship.  We’re calling specialists and aspiring specialists to help us with paid post writing.  Drop me a line if you’re interested, either in writing or just in becoming a specialist.  I’m getting more serious about building some courses for aspiring free agents.

But that aside, let’s get to this week’s picks.


  • Last week, I accidentally crushed my phone, and today, I have a brand new one, despite being on the road without access to mail or normal logistics.  I’d like to pick Sprint for making that happen and generally being good from start to almost-finish.  I say “almost” because the phone activation process and their dial in menu was broken enough to prompt this rage tweet before I calmed down.  But everything else about the process was great.  Honestly.

  • The plugin I use to look at search volume, Keyword Keg, added a new feature that’s really cool.  “Analyze this page” shows you every imaginable keyword on a given web page, along with volume and competition.  Give it a look.
  • In spite of Medium seeming to try to turn itself into some kind of paywall or something, I managed to read this piece about programmers getting qualified from doing other stuff.  I feel as though the author is an efficiencer in spirit.
  • If you know me well, you know that I plug Trello early and often.  In the last couple of weeks, a few people I introduced it to a while ago have casually dropped into conversation how integral it now is to their lives.

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Happy reading, and happy weekend to everybody.

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6 years ago

The Rollout blog article has somebody else’s name against it as the author ….