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Note : Family is important, so after this schedule, I’ll be taking a break until the new year. I had a few problems with this bug in the WordPress Android client, but I’ve really come to find the ability to schedule posts for the future valuable. Although I always try to post at lunchtimes, I … More Scheduling Posts
Any good developer or system administrator is largely invisible, working behind the scenes, quietly delivering value without fanfare or ceremony. If you get noticed, chances are that something went wrong. You need a particularly special mindset to survive in such an environment. You have to be self motivated and strive for quality in yourself. There … More It’s not working
After I posted my thinking in code post, I had an interesting discussion over on my Google+ page. Eric Muller It’s a difficult mindset to cultivate. When you get it and are in the zone, it’s effortless in a way that is hard to explain. It basically feels no different than writing in proper English. … More Learning to think in code
I’ve worked in successful waterfall projects, and failing ones. I’ve worked in successful agile projects, and failing ones. And when I had the chance to switch from waterfall to agile, it wasn’t because I was chasing a bright light, not caring if it was the headlight of an oncoming train, it was an experiment, to … More Scrum: standing on ceremony
I was reading Mark Rendle’s Futurology post, looking at the economics of plenty and how that changes our relationship with technology, and it reminded me of a train of thought I had around the future of AI. It started with a series by the BBC, and the question : Will a robot take your job? … More AI gods and the rest of us
“We must do something” “How about we paint this elephant pink and let it rampage through the nursery?” “Well, it’s better than nothing, I suppose” No, no, no, no There’s a limit to what you can do. If you don’t know your next step, step away from the keyboard, grab a coffee, or a whiteboard, … More Something or Nothing
Change requests are a major part of software development. If you think in an agile way, every card is a change, and that is what your development delivers. I still don’t trust change. Impact Assessments try to document what impacts a change will have, both the desirable, and the inevitable. Good code is code that … More Bad change: creeping complexity