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Non-technical Techies
On a conf call to Germany today, we were discussing an interface whereby we receive data from an SAP system and write it to an XML file which a custom factory floor system can pick up and process. We asked the guys in charge of the factory floor system if ...
Jun 5, 2006
5:10:00 PM
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Ant Farm
At the weekend, I was in the park playing with my son and he was intrigued by the beetles and ants. So we popped home, picked up some tupperware and a spoon and went back to get some ants to have our very own ant farm! They are in a tupperware container ...
May 29, 2006
5:21:00 PM
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Cartoon
This is one of my favourite software related cartoons. Unfortunately I don't know where it came from, so I cannot give credit to the originator. Sorry! (scroll right down to the bottom of the page, since the blog software is trying to be clever...)
May 29, 2006
5:14:00 PM
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Cannibals
Apparently a big off shore IT firm is desperately hiring anyone it can, to fulfil its contractual obligations and as a last resort to find resources considers hiring some cannibals. "Look, we will hire you, but we will NOT tolerate you eating any ...
May 23, 2006
10:53:00 PM
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Oldest non-recorded bug?
Can anyone beat this? This morning I get in to find an email from a customer relating to a change we did for them. He is complaining that the quantities in the EDI file that we send to a business partner are wrong. I investigate and surely enough, the ...
Mar 30, 2006
11:14:00 PM
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DT, EMV and NPR
I remember reading a while ago, a discussion about making the decision to build a complex peice of code now which contains more functionality than is required, compared to building a simple version now and having to pay more in the future to add that ...
Mar 17, 2006
11:18:00 PM
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Time Usage
An IBM colleague has been keeping track of time usage by his developers (off shore) over the last week. He found it surprising that only 50% of the time was actually used for development. The rest of the time was take up by communications, knowledge ...
Feb 22, 2006
11:20:00 PM
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Project Management: Software versus Kitchen Fitting
Download the paper that I wrote after fitting my kitchen here.
Dec 8, 2004
11:25:00 PM

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