Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Buying Real Estate

Ok - so I've gone and sold a house in one state and bought in another - and it's drastically different. Go figure. I don't know if anyone knows about this - but it caught me a little by surprise - fortunately the destination state (Washington) was a bit easier (and more understandable) than the source (New Jersey)...

Monday, April 28, 2008

Half Life of Design Scribbles

So - I believe I've discovered a fundamental law of software design. It will probably take some more laboratory testing, and maybe some peer reviewed research papers....but it goes something like this:

After 1.5 weeks, all design scribbles lose 100% of their meaning.

Corollary 1: if you have any napkins with software design on them for more than 1.5 weeks - you can throw them away.

Corollary 2: you don't have to feel guilty about discarding said scribbles - though if you have a memory file or developer scrap book folder, it might go neatly in there - as it is cool to say, "oh HEY - here is a meaningless drawing from before we even developed this thing".

Friday, April 25, 2008

There's a First For Everything

Let's try this out - what do you say...