Thursday Jan 15, 2009

Debra Scott: Best Executive/Manager

Unbelievably, I have just lost the best executive/manager I have ever seen in my (mumble) decades in this industry. This post is a tribute. Consider it a referral.
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Tuesday Dec 23, 2008

Cut Payoll, Save Jobs

It's time for the 4-day work week--at least for the next year. Businesses save 20% on their payroll, keep their talent, and workers keep their jobs. What's not to like?[Read More]

Wednesday Oct 22, 2008

Docs Aren't Code

In the world of development, the need to track bug reports and enhancement requests are a given. But they're not generally required for documentation, in the way they are for code Quite the reverse. For documentation, bug reports and enhancement requests provide little benefit, and generally impede progress. (Reports filed by users are an exception, but only if that is the only means they have to provide feedback.)

This post compares documentation and code, showing why bug reports and enhancement requests are so vital to the code base, and at the same time why those reasons simply do not apply to documentation.

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Tuesday Jan 29, 2008

Index

Surprisingly, BlogRoller does not seem to have an archive of past posts. The posts have permalinks, so bookmarks can still find them, and they can be found by searching, but there is no way to browse old posts, once they age out of the system. This index page rectifies that situation until it changes or until I find a Wiki I really like, in which case I'll maintain the index there.[Read More]

Wednesday Jul 25, 2007

Taking the Money Out of Politics

Filtering aggregators, Citizen Media, and moneyless politics--developing technologies for the betterment of society.

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Monday Jul 23, 2007

J.K. Rowling Does it Again

The 7th Harry Potter is just brilliant. What more can you say? J.K.
Rowling has done it again. In fact, she outdid even herself, surpassing
all expectations. I didn't expect to finish it over the weekend. But, also as usual, I hooked before I was halfway through, and couldn't put it down.

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