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  1. May 2021
    1. Talk Abstract:Your job title says "software engineer", but you seem to spend most of your time in meetings. You'd like to have time to code, but nobody else is onboarding the junior engineers, updating the roadmap, talking to the users, noticing the things that got dropped, asking questions on design documents, and making sure that everyone's going roughly in the same direction. If you stop doing those things, the team won't be as successful. But now someone's suggesting that you might be happier in a less technical role. If this describes you, congratulations: you're the glue. If it's not, have you thought about who is filling this role on your team?Every senior person in an organisation should be aware of the less glamorous - and often less-promotable - work that needs to happen to make a team successful. Managed deliberately, glue work demonstrates and builds strong technical leadership skills. Left unconscious, it can be career limiting. It can push people into less technical roles and even out of the industry.Let's talk about how to allocate glue work deliberately, frame it usefully and make sure that everyone is choosing a career path they actually want to be on.

      ooh, great examples of the types of things that goes into glue wrok

  2. Aug 2020
    1. Quote: Originally Posted by RPTheLefty Hi everyone, What is the strongest/best glue that is foam safe? epoxy without question is the strongest. most epoxies also tend to be heavy if not thinned with denatured alcohol. they will bridge gaps & can be used as a protective coating. epoxy has both a high shear strength and high tensile strength will bridge large gaps, is cheap & available anywhere PU glues (gorila) have a relatively high tensile strength, but a very low shear strength. PU will literally peel off the foam (instead of ripping out foam). hard to clean up (requires denatured alcohol or acetone solvents), low shelf life & expensive & does not finish well (painting or sanding) PVA's are strong and a little elastic, are BY FAR the lightest common build glue. (every other glue type absorbs moisture to cure. PVA is mostly water and evaporates it to cure) clean up easily (water), finish easily (sanding, painting) & are very cheap & available anywhere CA's are strong, rigid very quick drying, low shelf lives & expensive. you can become violently allergic to CA fumes. Hot glue can range from "just strong enough" when melted into foam (high temp) to exceedingly week (low temp). high temp tends to be somewhat elastic. they are cheap, readily avalible, but without question is the heaviest of all commonly used hobby glues. due mostly because it is not applied as a NORMAL glue. NORMAL glues, the TIGHTEST joint and least glue possible will yied the HIGHEST strength. Hot glue has mediocre strength & wont spread thin thus it relies heavily on fillets for additional strength (adding additional glue outside the joint)
    2. in the end it depends on the criteria. all glues will glue. hot glue is crappy heavy. (remember the mantra. don't build planes to CRASH build planes to FLY), but popular due to ease of use & speed. CA's are great, but expensive & wont last that long and when you need more. you can't just go to mit-mart and grab anything. Epoxies are great, rediculously strong, but have no give & are heavy if not applied CORRECTLY (not, its really no heavier than PU) PU's bridge gaps in destroyed foam easily (but begs the question, why not just cut the damaged section out & replace it instead of being lazy & adding weight?) but are such a hassle. expanding, having a short window before denatured alcohol wont dissolve it anymore. high cost, low shelf life. PVA's... do virtually everything and are cheap. can be a mess because its thin, but cleans up with water. non allergenic. set & cure times are all over the board. titebond can be 10-30 minutes. glue-all can be... hours... becuase they cure by evaporation you can apply heat to speed set&cure. and you can buy a gallon for like 15-20 bucks. a GALLON. lol?
  3. Mar 2020