Category Archives: Uncategorized

Prestige in software

There is a questions I like to ask software developers; “what would you like to be doing in 10 years?” There are almost no developers who answer that with “writing software”. It is actually so bad that people who have … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Bad UX in Airplanes

So we have been watching Air crash investigations ( ), and it is very interesting to see the depth analysis into all the factors that cause airplane crashes. One common theme that arises is that Bad UX causes actually … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Harnessing confusion

So I get confused pretty easily, and I like that. Most for the time I get confused because my brain has a hard time storing & sorting the information that I’m provided with. The reason for that (as best I … Continue reading

Posted in Software Engineering, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

History in the study of software

One thing that I have enjoyed in the working world, but have had precious little of during my software education is history. In many fields the focus is either on teaching the formulas or the history; Mechanical engineering focuses heavily … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Copying hierarchical data in SQL server

I ran into a problem recently what required me to transverse a hierarchy and create a deep copy of the data in the tables. Expecting this to be a solved problem I turned to Google and was met by cursors. … Continue reading

Posted in SQL, Syntax, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Evolving towards agile

Agile I always understood as being a beast of synergy. If you followed all the principles of the methodology then they would feed off each other and create a singularity of productivity. Fail on the implementation of some of the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Decisions in an information vacuum

The Buy vs. Build decision process is very interesting to me as it is a small, common process that often leads to the undesired outcome. I covered before the secondary costs that often block this process in this post: reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Institutionalizing “winging it”

The following is an attempt in improving third party product adoption in software. Third party software often can lead to great savings, but it is often hard to get an actual piece of software on a project in a reasonable … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment