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I got 2 negative reviews of my management skillsNovember 08, 2020

As part of Red Hat's quarterly survey, associates are asked to relate to a statement "I would highly recommend my manager to others" with 5 choices varying from "completely disagree" to "completely agree". Managers can see anonymized results for their reports, and 2 out of 5 people on my team gave a negative response (I'm not sure what exactly it means, probably they chose either "completely…

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Management algorithm: should I have a difficult conversation?August 04, 2020

Image taken from Wired Disclaimer: I’m not going to pretend I know everything in here, this is just a note for me because I’m new to the management role. If your experience is different or you have something to add, hit me up on Twitter but I don’t guarantee a response :) I’ve been feeling like a shitty manager lately, because I don’t always have the energy (or desire, to be honest) to have…

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How to find a git branch and check it out in one commandJuly 16, 2020

I switch branches in my projects a lot. What I'm always struggling with, though, is remembering branch names. In my team, branch naming convention is [feature/bugfix]/<ticketNumber>-<description-in-snake-case> which makes it hard to guess branch name if you're in a hurry. I wrote a shortcut command to help with those cases. Here it is in my .zshrc: gbco is short for git branch checkout (not a real…

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Brno tourist guide: things you'll definitely faceJune 24, 2019

If you're reading this, I suppose you're going to Brno sometime soon. I'm writing this for all of my friends that (I hope) eventually will visit me. If you've never met me online or in person, keep reading anyway — hope you'll find something useful. 1. Getting here There are a couple of ways to arrive to Brno using civil transportation: you can come by the plane, by train or by bus. Plane Ryanair…

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New blog, who dis?April 22, 2019

It's been 6 months since I wrote something on my blog. The reason for that is simple: I didn't like what I had as much, thus I had no desire to use the tools I chose. My journey with blogging goes way back to 2010, I guess: frist I had a blog on Blogger, then I kind of grew up from it and decided I need something of my own (plus paying $15 for my own domain didn't seem like a good idea for a…

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Переїзд до Чехії: наш досвідOctober 26, 2018

Привіт! Цей пост буде українською, хоча я й планую далі писати англійською. З часу нашого із Святом переїзду у Брно вже кілька наших друзів замислилися про перехід до Red Hat. Цим постом я хочу допомогти їм дізнатися більше про процес найму, переїзду, та й взагалі про життя тут. Disclaimer Я працюю у Red Hat на позиції Systems Design Engineer з травня 2018 року. Живу разом з чоловіком у місті Брно…

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