Too many levels of Abstraction
May 22nd, 2006

I have been reading a great book over the past couple of days. It is called "The Best Software Writing I" and I picked it up at the local Dymocks when I dropped in to browse as I am wont to do on the odd occasion. Reading it fired up the creative juices, so I thought I would put finger to keyboard about something that has been gnawing at me for a while now: the fact that we seem to be making things more complex than they need to be because of some misguided attempt to model the “real world”.

Wiki now online
May 16, 2006

The wiki is now online...

Weight Control...
April 13, 2006

The following is a post that I made over on the Powerbasic programmer forums, in response to Paul Pank’s posting asking dietary advice. Why he thought to ask about diet on a programming forum is beyond me. I have edited out the references to other posts but the entire thread can be seen at the Powerbasic Forum.

Kids ...
March 8, 2006

My daughter forwarded me an email just today, to which she had simply added a single line at the beginning. She said:


Time to re-focus
February 28, 2006

Sometimes, the pressures at work distract us from the other parts of our lives that are important but, well, never seem to be urgent...

Legacy Code
February 8, 2006

I just read an interesting article over on Java Lobby by Dennis Forbes titled Out of Bounds : Avoiding Career Protection Faults. The article really rang some bells in my mind.