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What even is systems integration?

David explains what systems integration really means when it comes down to getting things connected, and what things we are trying to connect in the first place.

The death of custom software development

Where has software been? Where is it going? Integration is the new hotness & problem to be solved.

The fastest little steam engine

A little story about two little steam engines racing to the next station. You'll have to listen to find out what this has to do with software.

GTD, Books, Refactoring, Entrepreneurlessness & Doglost volunteering

Tim goes solo on recent blog posts (GTD, refactoring, books for life), plus volunteering with Doglost, and why on earth it's been 5+ years and still no successful startup.

A retrospective of mentoring, with David Gisbey

Tim was David Gisbey's assigned mentor at DfE. They discuss with the benefit of hindsight what makes for a good mentorship relationship.

Still hiding from covid19

David & Tim improve each other's mental health with some unstructured chit-chat. Being unfixable nerds of course we still cover technology and some useful tools.

Hiding from Covid-19 and the end of 2 years at DfE

David and Tim just a have a catchup to keep sane in isolation. They discuss lessons learned from 2 years at the new DfE Digital including how to migrate platforms well, and how to do personal backlogs in the basecamp-shapeup style instead of a single backlog of doom.

Ditching Hourly coaching with Jonathan Stark

As posted at https://podcast.ditchinghourly.com/episodes/coaching-call-with-tim-abell - reposted with permission. https://jonathanstark.com/

Oh no people are contributing to schema explorer!

Tim talks (rambles?) about the challenges of getting contributions to schema explorer now that it's open source, and about some things from his trello board of business ideas.

A look at basecamp's "shape up" method

Tim explains what he's learned about Shape Up! and David asks questions - https://basecamp.com/shapeup

Schema Explorer update and introducing just5mins show

Update on schema explorer https://schemaexplorer.io/ and introducing https://just5mins.transistor.fm/1

Guest Duncan Brown asks about outsourcing

Duncan, David & Tim go a bit deeper into the outsourcing experiment, share a bit more about themselves, and learn about David's new role.

Show titles and outsourcing

Tim goes solo - talks about the show title and a first adventure in outsourcing.

Choosing an audience we can help

Introducing David Sheardown (@davidsheardown) and Tim Abell (@tim_abell) as they talk about their journey so far and try and figure out who they can help with a podcast and other services on a product ladder.

(c) 2019 Tim Abell