2022 In Review

by Cody on 2023-01-06 filed under review

I love a good yearly review. For the writer, it forces you to be objective and comprehensive about life. For the reader, you get a peek into someone's life, which may inspire or terrify you (inspirify?). Since I just read Will Larson's 2022 Review, I am going to try summarizing 2022 in the life of Powell. I am both goal-driven and data-driven, so I'll review the year through those lenses.

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The Winter of Integration Tests

by Cody on 2023-01-04 filed under eng

Christmas can be an exciting time of year for engineers. Not only is there the sheer rush of finding out what's in figgy pudding, but things slow down enough that you can get ambitious in the codebase. If there's 1 time of year to attempt a major refactoring, it's Christmas. Meetings are few, concentration is high, and the codebase isn't shifting beneath your feet. I tried a major cleanup of my own several years back and learned a valuable lesson: don't trust humans. Ok, that's a little severe, but let me talk you though it.

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Contact

by Cody on 2023-01-04 filed under etc

You can reach me at cody _at_ codypowell.com. I'd love any thoughts / corrections / suggestions on the content I'm posting here. However, I am not interested in political / religious / pedantic debates, giving you money, you giving me money, helping you get a job, me getting a new job, creative investments, boring investments, or personal attacks.

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About

by Cody on 2023-01-04 filed under etc

Hi, this is the online home of one Cody Powell. Note that's it one Cody Powell, not all Cody Powells. Those other guys will need to get their own domains. I'm a middle aged human in Seattle, WA. I work in engineering leadership in the tech industry. I have a family, dog, etc. Life is good and full, though sometimes exhausting.

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