Monthly Archive: July 2006

Jul 27

Carnival Of The Agilists – July 27th, 2006

Welcome to the July 27th edition of the Carnival of Agilists. The next edition will be on August 3rd (next week). So if you missed the deadline to have your article included in this edition, make sure to send us email to get into the next one! If you’d be interested in helping create a …

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Jul 24

Complexifiers and Simplifiers

Scott Berkun says “There are two kinds of people: Simplifiers and Complexifiers” And of course, the Complexifiers in the comments go nuts.   I think that there are two kinds of people – the kind that can tolerate the “glossing over” of aspects of a problem space, and those who can’t I’ve just analyzed my …

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Jul 24

C# vs Python

Darmesh discusses his programming history, and finally ends up with the eternal question: “Python or C#”? To me, the ultimate reason not to use Python is contained in this following interaction: Python 2.4.3 (#69, Mar 29 2006, 17:35:34) [MSC v.1310 32 bit (Intel)] on win32 Type “help”, “copyright”, “credits” or “license” for more information. >>> …

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Jul 20

What hash Digg wrought?

Digg is probably the epitome of “mob rule” websites, where articles battle it out to reach the conciousness of the world.    Every vote counts, and every vote against counts as well.   But in essense, Digg represents the “voice of the community”. You can see this by viewing the Digg Spy, a never-ending waterfall of stories …

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Jul 14

The funniest Daily Show segment ever

Jon Stewart on Senator Ted Stevens and his understanding of the nature of the Internet. http://www.comedycentral.com/sitewide/media_player/browsevideos.jhtml?showId=934 Somewhat safe for work – includes the word ‘masturbate’. If you can’t watch it at work, watch it at home. It’s that funny. Don’t drink anything while you watch it.

Jul 14

Carnival of the Agilists – July 13th Edition

Can be found at Pete Behren’s blog.    Great job, Pete! Most intriguing article: Groups do better than individuals at problem solving.  Still digesting it, though.

Jul 11

Ruby On Rails – The Journey Continues

I’m at the point where I am comfortable with the basics, with producing basic application skeletons, hooking together objects, using the scaffolding, etc. But like everything else, the more I know, the more I realize I don’t know.  Here’s what I’m still struggling with (this gives me a list of things to focus on as …

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Jul 07

A Manager’s Mind

Henrik asks: What do you think went on in the manager’s head? The department manager realized that we needed to work close by to have the slightest chance of success. “OK,” he said, “you’ll get the room, for this project, because it is an unusually difficult one, but of course you can’t get one every …

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