December 2010

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What Motivates Knowledge Workers

So I have read "Mythical Man Month", I love the "Peopleware" ideas, and "The Inmates Are Running The Asylum" is a treasure. Still this is by far the best presentation on motivating knowledge workers. Plus it is only 10 minutes long! I wonderfully done.

Dan Pink's talk at the RSA (

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Apple Engineering and 2,000 years of computing

A computer use to be a professional mathematician who performed complex math for business needs. The earliest documented use of the term was in ancient Greece where computers would run out navigational tables for merchant vessels to navigate by. Of course technology came along and automated them out their jobs (well kind of). When mechanical computational engines were devised to rapidly perform the calculations they got the name of the profession.

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Sad Day For Java

Not entirely unexpected but still pretty sad today the Apache Software Foundation resigned in protest from the Java SE/EE Executive Committee.

I had held out hopes that Oracle would reverse their mindset but that is not to happen.

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Can entropy be reversed?

If you jumped to this blog entry because of the title, you are likely already familiar with the answer:


From the short story "mulitVAX" by Isaac Asimov. If not, go read it, it is online and even in audio format at

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Effective Quality Software Documentation

Software quality encompasses a number of factors such as number of defects, complexity, functional behavior coverage, and usability. The higher the quality of a solution the lower the total cost of ownership (TCO) as well as the higher the return on investment. As obvious as this idea is many developers fail to consider any of it while producing a solution. In the fast past world of software engineering most people involved get caught up in the idea that motion equals progress.

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