I’ll be speaking about chaotic agility at the Agile RTP meetup in August. Chaotic agility is a phrase describing why I believe agility works: the science behind it models an amazingly accurate picture of a typical development project. Most of us will agree that agile teams produce better software on … Continue reading
Creating mesh networks sounds like a really cool idea. The free software released by CUWiN is supposed to make it easy to do just that. Theoretically, if enough people were doing this, I could drop my Road Runner service. I wonder how long it will take for wireless networking to … Continue reading
I admit it: I’ve been rather slow getting on the social networking bandwagon. When it comes to things that other people like, I just don’t care. If someone in my circle of friends or colleagues recommends something (through the joy that is Soapadoo, for example) then I’ll take notice, but … Continue reading
Some of my co-workers were chatting at lunch yesterday about the highest audible frequencies that can be heard by people of various ages. Apparently, teens these days are programming their cell phones to use high frequency ring tones while in class. The frequencies are so high that adults can’t hear … Continue reading
No Fluff, Just Stuff (NFJS for short) is a symposium / conference / geekfest that began touring a few years ago. This year, an NFJS Anthology containing articles from many of the top speakers is being published by the Prag Prog guys. A couple of sample articles have been published … Continue reading
Noticed this digg today and immediately thought of a software parallel. The saw constantly monitors its electrical state for changes and shuts down when one is detected. Isn’t this just like Continuous Integration?
A friend pointed me to Clearwire a couple of days ago. They currently offer wireless broadband for much of the West Coast and a few other areas of the United States, but what excited me was that they plan to start offering service in Greensboro sometime this year. I wonder … Continue reading
I saw an EDS ad in Forbes today which had what I thought was an interesting tagline: You can talk about it. You can think about it. You can hope for it. But if you actually want to cut a bolt, use a bolt cutter. This is so true. Yet … Continue reading
This paper written by a quartet of guys from the CS department at Old Dominion is quite fascinating. They present a software solution for recovering and reconstructing web sites from various Internet archive sources and cached search engine data. The tool is called Warrick and, while I expect I’ll never … Continue reading
Forbes.com hops on the AJAX bandwagon with a brief overview of what some new businesses are using it for. I found the point at the end about AJAX impacting Nielsen/NetRatings statistics particularly interesting.