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Tag Archives: Mac

Getting a Hold of Powerbook

Ok, will someone please sell me a Mac!? I’d like a 15″ Powerbook (Combo Drive) with an extra 1/2 G of RAM running OS X 10.4. If you have one that works, please let me know because I can’t seem to get a hold of one. If you want to hear a bizarre story of […]

The Big Switcheroo

Time for a second computer in the house and I don’t mean another old PII linux box for me to hack on. I mean another fully-functional modern computer with all the bells and whistles that either myself or Andi can use to do everything from thesis writing to programming to email and surfing. The reason: […]

How To Become A Millionaire

Ok, now that I’ve got your attention, let me just say this. I’m not a millionaire, so I have no idea how to become one for sure. I do, however, have a theory on how to become a millionaire and I’m trying it out as we speak. Before I divulge this theory, let me just […]

Private Offices vs Open Bullpens

The two main ideas being bandied about these days in regards to the best environment for software developers are private offices and open bullpens. Both these extremes are being promoted heavily in the industry. The likes of Spolsky and Microsoft are into the private office thing (or so I’ve read) and most agile methodologies such […]

Overboard with Overtime

There are two types of overtime. I call them forced and unforced. Some call them involuntary and voluntary, or required and elective. No matter what you call them, overtime as a policy in a software development company is not a good sign. In general, I don’t work either kind of overtime.

Coding Architects, Architecting Coders

In the beginning, there were system architects and there were coders. The system architects were much revered for their experience and wisdom and had the ultimate authority over the state of the software system. They lived in private offices where they could do the hard work of figuring out how to build a system. Once […]