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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Me

Paul Wilson tagged me – thanks Paul! Thanks for all the traffic you send my way too. Hopefully this list is not too boring: How many spots can you spot? Fast automobiles are my only vice, I shun status symbols and … Continue reading

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Evaluated Node.js, moving 100% to JavaScript – am backing off for a while

It has been fun. Following a month ramping-up on JavaScript, AngularJS, Node.js and Git conclusions are: AngularJS looks great Hold off on Node Keep JavaScript close, but not a best buddy JavaScript transcompilers are promising Git is really easy to … Continue reading

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Technology Fragmentation is a Project Killer

Project failure is very real Standish Group research shows ‘Of 3,555 projects from 2003 to 2012 that had labor costs of at least $10 million, only 6.4% were successful‘. 41% were total failures and the rest vastly over-budget or did not meet expectations. tl;dr … Continue reading

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10x Developers and 10x Projects

In addition to Scott’s and many, many other 10x Developer posts here are opinions from someone labeled ‘hyper-productive’ on most projects. Key Points 10x is a zone we enter at times, it cannot be sustained 10x has historically (in Mythical Man Month etc) meant the difference between worst … Continue reading

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Should I buy a 3D Printer?

Thinking of buying a 3D Printer? Let’s give that thought a quick reality-check… I was ready for a somewhat hobbyist experience but it took way longer than expected to have the printer assembled and printing acceptably. Mine is a $549 … Continue reading

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Compacting Virtual Machines (VirtualBox and VMWare)

Google has never linked me directly to this information, just theories. One day time permitted me to run careful tests so I am sure these techniques are correct/ efficient: Simple tricks to reduce size VM’s Disk Needs: These will wipe … Continue reading

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