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Over the past several months, I've been drawn into supporting some legacy applications — you know, applications that are now almost 18 months old. I know it sounds absurd, but the rate at which we seem to be changing our frameworks and toolsets means that we are leaving systems behind, effectively in "legacy" mode, almost […]
“Pure” design is “pure” garbage…
There's something fundamentally broken with the whole software development industry. And no, I am not talking about the process of creating software itself. I am talking about the way we interface with the rest of the business world, the way we are perceived and the crazy expectations that are placed upon us. If I see […]
Murphy’s Lesser-Known Laws
Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak. He who laughs last thinks slowest. Those that live by the sword get shot by those who don’t. Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool. The 50-50-90 rule: Anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something […]
Time to take time to take leave…
Recently, I needed to cancel some leave to get a jump start on some requirements gathering and design work over the holiday season. It wasn’t a real problem as I had not made any real plans — in fact, I had planned specifically not to schedule any activities or tasks for myself so as to […]
The Perfectionist’s Prayer…
Dear God: Help me not be a perfectionist. (Did I spell that correctly?) Help me to relax about insignificant details, beginning tomorrow at 7:41:23 a.m. EST. Help me to not try to run everything — but, if You need some help, please feel free to ask me. Help me to consider people’s feelings, even if […]
Peace. It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart. — Anonymous
Sometimes I just despair at some people…
Making money is not how I measure my worth or my success. I need to be able to be satisfied with an honest answer to this question each and every night before I go to bed: Is every person I came into contact with today better, or at least happier, as a result? If the answer is no, then I have failed to live up to the yardstick that I have set for myself.
What to develop?
You know, I am getting to the point where I want to do something for myself. After many, many years developing software, I want to develop something where I own the IP. There are two ways to make money with this sort of thing. One is to try to sell software, for as high a […]
Correction — Central District Vic web site now driven by Drupal
After a bit of playing around, I found that I needed a few more features than WordPress provided, so the site was transferred to Drupal. This CMS requires a bit more work to get going, but boy does it have functionality. If you are a web master, you really should check it out.
Wow — It’s been a long time…
I can’t believe that it has been over three months since the last post. I’ve been really busy, and done a few cool things, but did not stop to write about them. I’ll fix that over the next few weeks, and take the time to write down some of my current thinking. In the meantime, […]