Introduction It was the dawn of a new century in the tech world. We’d just survived the great Y2K scare which, for many of us, turned out to be nothing. I spent a memorably pleasant Y2K eve playing board games and sipping champagne at my company’s East Cambridge office, enjoying the company of my co-workers. […]Read More The Eternal Novice Trap
No, I’m not talking about reading, writing, and ‘rithmitic, I’m talking about the three Rs that are critical in creating and keeping a software organization strong. The three Rs in this case are Rigor, Resources, and Raison d’etre. Let’s take a look at each of these in turn. Resources I begin with resources because when […]Read More The Three Rs
Dear Sun; When you tell me I hava Java (TM) updates available on my work Windows machine, I gleefully say sure why not and click through the installer, because generally Sun provided updates to my installed JDK don’t do anything evil, and with security and all it’s a good idea to stay up to date. […]Read More Something for nothing when you don’t *WANT IT* is still damn annoying.