Category Archives: thinking out loud

Stay on your toes, think proactively

I was coming back home today and while in the elevator the lady that just got on forgot to press her floor’s button. She realized a little too late as we passed the 15th floor; her floor. She then press … Continue reading

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John Underkoffler points to the future of UI

I caught this video by John Underkoffler – the science advisor for the movie Minority Report on TED the other day and it got me thinking about web interfaces, especially for online banking such as CIBC’s and online billing such … Continue reading

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Sir Ken Robinson is a brilliant speaker, thinker and evangelist.

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the intersection of business and technology

Technology is useless if it does not deliver business value. Either it saves me time and hence money, or it makes me money. It has to be one or the other. Where does front end architecture fit in this picture? … Continue reading

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Chefs, Curators, & Developers

Besides that these people all eat, sleep, and lineup for the latest iStuff, developers ought to have another thing in common with chefs and curators. I would say software development is part engineering/science and part creativity, even as high 50/50 … Continue reading

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The Mythical Man-Month

I think it was in first year software engineering that we had to read this book, and nine years later I really, really understand the underlying purpose of this book. It may just be yet another book back then, but … Continue reading

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Crash ‘n’ Burn: The 11th hour for Flash

Adobe’s rhetoric continues after the curve ball Apple threw. The whining continues with this post: On Adobe, Flash CS5 and iPhone Applications. Sadly, the whining doesn’t change anything, and Adobe’s argument would have been more valid if they didn’t trying … Continue reading

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Synchronized Cardioversion is print media’s only chance

I just watched an interesting video posted on Mitch Joel‘s blog under the post “Print is Not Dead”. The video is an attempt by some print magazine people to convince the rest of us that print magazines will still be … Continue reading

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why not Microsoft (Part 2 of many)

Round 2 of this series. I’m about to gut this video and turn it inside out. Kids, cover your eyes, this will get ugly. Delegation of mail and calendar. Once upon a time, in a world when dinosaurs roamed freely … Continue reading

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Why not Microsoft (Part 1 of many)

I just saw this Microsoft channel on Youtube comparing Microsoft solutions with Google’s. I couldn’t resist writing this up. If I need to mix different features in a blender then its not easy to manage. In fact it could very … Continue reading

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