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SEP Named a Best Places to Work Company for 14th Consecutive Year

SEP has once again been recognized as one of Indiana’s Best Places to Work for the 14th year consecutive year.  The statewide survey and award program evaluates participating organizations and honors those with the highest levels of employee satisfaction and…
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Oh, Have It Your Way

Upon hearing the blog starter, “Have it your way.” two things came to mind. First was the Burger King commercial jingle that came out while I was a kid. “Have it your way at Burger King… ” Nice. Now it won’t go away. Thank you very much. The second, more pleasant item comes from one […]
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Why should I care what my code looks like?

Someone said to me recently “I don’t care what the code looks like, as long as it works.” This offended me because I take pride in making my code look nice and easy to read. Plus it makes me happy to develop clean code. But why should you care? I was on a project that […]
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Apprenticeship/Mentorship Success!

One of my apprentices from this past summer just accepted a job… at another company.  I’m totally pumped for him, but most of the people I brag to about it say the same thing with the same reaction: <sigh_of_defeat>Shoot, we didn’t get him.</sigh_of_defeat> As if we failed miserably. For me, the apprenticeship/intern process has the […]
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Do You Own Your Tools?

I saw this tweet from @unclebobmartin the other day. Why do we feel like our company ought to buy our tools for us? This is an interesting concept to me, because, as of late, I’ve been considering pimping my work area to be mine… just as any other craftsman might. My dad is a skilled […]
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