DDD9 Apologies

After all my excitement at being accepted in my last post, it is with a heavy heart that I have to apologize that I will not be speaking at DDD9 this year. Many thanks again to all of those who voted for me, and I am very sorry I will not be there to speak. … More DDD9 Apologies

I don’t know

As we start the new year, there’s something I’ve noticed amongst developers, particularly when talking to clients, that we need to watch out for. There can be a reluctance to say “I don’t know”, so I just want to say, to anyone reading this, sometimes it’s OK not to know. I don’t mean telling someone … More I don’t know

2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health: The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is doing awesome!. Crunchy numbers A helper monkey made this abstract painting, inspired by your stats. A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. … More 2010 in review


This is a programming blog, but I hope you’ll forgive one meta post on New Year’s Day, especially as it came from a thought in last month’s BCS magazine. The Blogs most likely to get comments are the controversial, or plain Troll posts, where people comment to disagree. It is much harder to inspire someone … More Commenting