Monthly Archive: May 2006

May 06

The orthogonal equivalent to Google Earth

Is Stellarium, the program that lets you scan and zoom and spin and take control of the night sky, from anywhere on earth, at any point in the past or future. It is free and open source, and very cool. Also, if I haven’t mentioned it before, DesktopEarth is also very cool, although not open …

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May 04

May 4th Carnival of the Agilists

Welcome to the May 4th edition of the Carnival of Agilists – the bimonthly roster of the best posts from the Agile Blogosphere. Individuals and interactions over processes and tools Ron Jeffries tried baseball, and it didn’t work. Skip Angel writes a one page memo, describing his vision for his department. There’s a lot of …

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May 04

Is this what you sound like?

When you’re trying to explain a technical product/concept/architecture/whatever to someone less technical, be careful that you don’t end up looking like this man. Technically sophisticated:  You can describe complex things. Technically smart:  You can explain complex things, and make them seem simple.

May 03

Quote of the Day

From the ScrumDev yahoo group, I found this quote: “An Agile project begins when testers convert high-level requirements into testable specifications.” At first, it resonated with me. Then I started to question it. “What if the requirements aren’t fully fleshed out?” But then, I realized the answer to that was “If the high level requirements …

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May 01

Thought of the day

Many people are afraid of outsourcing, even though it is becoming pretty clear that the actual decrease in cost of outsourcing is much less significant than most expected. But I believe that there are still many, many more ideas on how to use software to make life and business easier than there are people to …

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