Red Sox

I hate to be an American League fan-boy, but now that The Curse has been broken, the truth is that the World Series was pretty anti-climactic. (Not that anything could be as dramatic as the 2004 Sox-Yankees series.) I love that <a href=”http://www.dropkickmurphys.com/”” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>The Dropkick Murphy’s have become The Sound of Boston : […]

Writing a Technical Article: Pt. 4, Client Delays

Pt. 1, Pt. 2, and <a href=”http://www.knowing.net/PermaLink%2cguid%2cb9661672-40f8-4e8f-a26e-985fdffd5d2b.aspx”” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>Pt. 3 One reason why it’s very difficult to make a living writing about software development is that while traditional publications were deadline-driven, online outlets are marketing-driven. When there’s a mistake about when a product will become available, an article in the pipeline can be delayed […]

My Nephew, The Paparazzo

My nephew Jake went to a friend’s bar mitzvah at the Radisson in Scranton, PA. Apparently, the cast of The Office is in town doing a little goodwill and presumably shooting some exteriors (although I don’t know why they need to — the scenes they’ve been using look totally like Northeastern Pennsylvania. (Sarcastic smiley tk) […]

When Repeatability Isn’t A Customer Priority

This might be better as a series of Twitter “thinking about…” posts, but since I don’t really “get” Twitter, I’ll jot down this nagging concern here… I was reading this excellent post on <a href=”http://geekswithblogs.net/coredump/archive/2007/10/19/116178.aspx”” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>Seven Essential Practices of Software Development [via Steve Pietrek] as I pondered how to convince my client to schedule the time […]

John Lam Concedes Fight With Ola Bini

IronRuby Program Manager John Lam regarding JRuby’s <a href=”http://ola-bini.blogspot.com/”” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>Ola Bini: LOB: If you and Ola Bini were bungie-chorded into a steel cage supplied with mauls, chainsaws, and a copy of Bentley’s “Programming Pearls,” which of you would survive? JL: Well, Ola is quite a bit bigger than me, so he’d likely kick […]