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Accidental Horizons

A quarter of a century ago, in The Mythical Man Month, Fred Brooks pointed out the difference between intrinsic complexity and accidental complexity. Intrin...
September 14, 2004

Guards! Guards!

I'm a big fan of Terry Pratchet. How can you not be a fan of someone who dedicates a book to "the Palace Guard, the City Guard, or the Patrol... Whatever th...
September 13, 2004

My Development Environment

After I leave HP, I'll be doing development on at least four different machines: my lightweight Windows XP laptop, the desktop XP machine at my girlfriend's,...
September 13, 2004

Subversion Grief and Usability Testing

I sat down yesterday morning to work through the first half of the warmup exercise we've given the Hippo students. My goal was to have Hibernate persisting ...
September 13, 2004

Solitude Is More Productive

Email, blogs, instant messaging... I don't have enough willpower to turn them off, or to ignore them if they're turned on. "I'll only check mail at the top ...
September 11, 2004