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The Corner

My eyes look past it. But I see it clearly. I take the less travelled line in. Fingers itching to dab the brakes. The last chance to scrub some speed before I’m committed. This time I hold my nerve. My body … Continue reading

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Secrets of the Solar System

Horizon, 2014-2015: 8. Secrets of the Solar System. I had a long trip home last night. All the way from a sunny Luton back to Chippenham. Thankfully I got home in time for bedtime with the kids. So we went … Continue reading

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Random, Predictable or Chaotic?

There is a lot of confusion about complexity. Chaos about chaos. Sorry that’s not helping is it. You see the point? No. OK here goes. Let us start simply. There are random systems. Systems where the next thing that is … Continue reading

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Careful what you measure

While measuring one side of a rectangle on average gives you a good estimate for the total area, it only works if your rectangles follow a standard distribution. If they follow a fat-tail it’ll not work so well. So if you’re using a … Continue reading

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A Brief History of Value

Our highest priority is to satisfy the customer through early and continuous delivery of valuable software. There is much talk of value in modern software development.  Lean and Agile methods require the whole team understand the value they are delivering. However in order to … Continue reading

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Motivation Ego vs. Task based

It is possible to split goals into two categories. Task orientated and Ego oriented. Task orientated goals which focus on mastery of skills. Task orientated goals are more likely to encourage learning even if the goal is not achieved. Ego … Continue reading

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The case for PORV (Plain Old Razor Views)

At the turn of the century there was a battle for where and how to store your applications business logic. Entity Beans became the bloody loser. Plain Old Java Objects came away victorious. The benefits worked both ways. It became easy to … Continue reading

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