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When is Software Design Complete Enough?

07.01.2008 · Posted in Computers & Technology

In this age of agile software development, it’s too easy to rush through design, and begin coding too soon. In addition to the obvious problems (missed requirements, etc), this can also have devastating effects on the development team when they start seeing that development has built something completely different than what they were expecting. On ...

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Joost Beta

05.09.2007 · Posted in Computers & Technology, Home Theater

SEATTLE — I’ve been a beta tester of the Joost video-over-the-Internet service since it was still called “The Venice Project”. They’ve made some great improvements, especially in the performance and usability. In the early days, selecting a channel (let alone) a program could be agonizing — even with a speedy network connection. They’ve obviously been ...

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Did We Kill Life on Mars?

01.08.2007 · Posted in Computers & Technology

SEATTLE — Tom Paulson over at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer is reporting that the Viking mission to Mars may have discovered living organisms that we promptly destroyed becuase they weren’t in a form we expected. A previously confusing finding on Mars by the Viking Landers was evidence of chemical oxidation. Scientists at the time assumed this ...

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Devshop Project Management Private Beta Begins Aug. 1

07.11.2006 · Posted in Computers & Technology

SEATTLE — Devshop, the hosted project management service “just for software development”, has announced that they’re going into private beta on Aug. 1, 2006. You can view screenshots, or sign up for the beta on their home page. Technorati Tags: devshop, projectmanagement, software, web2.0 ...

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Gnomedex 6.0: Gillmor Gang

07.01.2006 · Posted in Computers & Technology

SEATTLE — Steve Gillmor produced his latest podcast during today’s lunch break. Attendees included Gillmor, Doug Kaye, Michael Arrington, Dan Farber, Robert Scoble, and Dave Winer. Their special guest was Ryan Montoya who leads the technology efforts of John Edwards. The discussion got very heated at times with the panel asking hard questions about the ...

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Gnomedex 6.0: Steve Gillmor’s Attention Operating System

06.30.2006 · Posted in Computers & Technology

SEATTLE — Steve Gillmor announces a joint venture between Root.net and GesterBank called the Attention Operating System. Users voluntarily track and contribute their online patterns (their “attention”) to the community. He argues that people already do this on Google and Yahoo as they capture our habits and patterns, keeping and using this data for their ...

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Gnomedex 6.0: Michael Arrington

06.30.2006 · Posted in Computers & Technology

SEATTLE — Michael Arrington of TechCrunch made some interesting points about what makes a successful Web 2.0 company. Namely that demonstrates the “network effect”, wherein every new user make the service more powerful. Also, he mentioned that success can only be measured using two key questions: Does it make money? Does it make the Internet ...

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Washington Proclamation: RSS Days

06.30.2006 · Posted in Computers & Technology

SEATTLE — It’s official: the State of Washington has proclaimed today and tomorrow as offical RSS Days. The proclamation also lists a number of state offices and departments that embrace this technology. Technorati Tags: gnomedex, gnomedex6, seattle ...

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Gnomedex 6.0 Welcome Reception

06.29.2006 · Posted in Computers & Technology

SEATTLE — I just got home after attending the Gnomedex early registration/welcome reception. The first thing that struck me was how popular and, at the same time, somewhat foreign, the concept of an “un-conference” was to my fellow attendees. Everyone I talked to agreed that the standard conference formula of having a “track” or “theme”, ...

Gnomedex 6.0 Begins

06.29.2006 · Posted in Computers & Technology

SEATTLE — I just got home from work (riding my bike getting ready for the STP) and am about to head over the Bell Harbor Conference Center here in Seattle for Gnomedex 6.0. Early registration is tonight and there is a bit of a welcome reception I hear. Technorati Tags: blog, gnomedex ...

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