Posts By: Allan Kiezel

Fight Developer Burnouts And Depression

Cognitive function refers to things like memory, the ability to learn new information, speech, and reading comprehension. Infants and young children are typically able to learn and retain things more easily than adults. As we get older, our cognitive function starts to decrease; however, studies suggest that brain exercises like…


Reduce Fail2ban Memory Usage

The initial fail2ban virtual memory overhead on my MediaTemple DV Developer server was approximately 350MB. While that is a lot, you’re not stuck with it. You can modify the over-sized default stack size by adding one line of code to the configuration file. To limit the memory used by fail2ban,…


My Road To Optimal Performance


Development isn’t just a job, it’s a lifestyle. And if you’re like me, it’s an obsession. Unless you consider this a “job”, you’re overly passionate about this field. You sacrifice sleep, food, and probably even sex when you’re zoned in to your work. Unfortunately, this obsession takes a toll on…


There’s Always Room For JELL-O!

This post was inspired by Olivier Lacan’s tweet that I spotted around the time I was feeling a little bummed about my current position.  Don’t get me wrong, being an executive at one of the largest educational software companies is an absolutely amazing experience, and one that I’m truly grateful…