Concept To Cash Every Week

Turning on a sixpence - No excuses: Concept To Cash Every Week. Just saw this on InfoQ and it blew my mind. This is what I'm talking about when I mean that details matter and that there has to be a better way to deliver value to a customer. Have got to try the Pomodoro technique on my current project to see if it can improve pairing between developers (er, mostly between me and whomever is unlucky to be pairing with me)....

Asynchronous HTML and HTTP

This post is to remind me that the next time that I am asked to consider using AJAX on a project to actually have a more careful think about the project's design and user interaction requirements. If I take the time to look at what I really need to retrieve dynamically then will AHAH do a better job more simply than AJAX & DOM manipulation? Will it make my application easier to test?...

Bluetooth fun and games

My application for an iPhone was rejected last week. Apparently I am not a good credit risk for O2 even though I can buy the iPhone and a 12 month contract outright. I wonder if Apple know how many customers are turned away by O2's business practices? So I have bought myself a Sony Ericcson W980. Very nice little toy, looks very cool, 8GB memory and a 3.2 megapixel camera. Oh yes, Vodafone don't seem to think that I am unworthy of a phone plan....

Blog Spam

Woke up this morning and checked my email. Lo' and behold, a gazillion moderation requests from my blog to allow somebody to post comments with ads for erection drugs. Hello reCAPTCHA. Sorry folks, but you now have to go through an eye exam to post here. All thanks to some nasty people who don't play well with others....

Estimation fun and games

Ever been asked to estimate something without any information? Rather than just stare back with a blank look on your face, simply go and ask the estimate goat and you’ll have your answer. UPDATE (August 2016): I wanted to experiment with javascript and canvas so I made a slighly different looking estimate goat....

First post

Hello and welcome to my blog. Why do I have a blog? Not sure yet. Perhaps I am just a sheep following the rest of the herd, or this may an exercise to see if I can actually synthesize my thoughts in a concise and understandable manner. Only time will tell. What will I blog about? Pretty much on whatever topic makes me feel passionate. It may be something geeky about Ruby on Rails, Python and Django, Java or software_dev in general....