Friday, November 07, 2008

Software industry

Through Bruce Eckel I have come up to an interesting article. Especially the chapter Estimation is all true and worth reading. All up to the final: "ES7. Pressure to achieve estimation targets is common and tends to cause programmers to skip good software process. This constitutes an absurd result done for an absurd reason".

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

OCZ NIA Brain-Computer Interface

"It is a combination of a simple electro-encephalogram, electro-myogram and electro-oculogram. In plain English that means it can detect biopotentials generated by activity patterns in the brain, muscles and eye, respectively. More specifically, the NIA is able to detect upper facial muscle movement and eye movement as well as Alpha and Beta brain rhythmic activity."

For just 150$!

Friday, June 27, 2008

Monday, May 05, 2008

Interactive Graph of American Spending (GRAPH)

Each month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics gathers 84,000 prices in about 200 categories to form the Consumer Price Index, one measure of inflation. It’s among the statistics that the Federal Reserve considered when it cut interest rates on Wednesday. The categories are weighted according to an estimate of what the average American spends, as shown.

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Monday, November 05, 2007

"Fucking around is in fact detrimental to the work process"

Study Finds Working At Work Improves Productivity

The Onion

Study Finds Working At Work Improves Productivity

WASHINGTON, DC—The groundbreaking research found that by simply sitting down and doing work, employees can dramatically increase their output of goods and services.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Why are we paid so well?

Through ongoing I have found that Software is hard. I really like the following quote:
"Talking about a software development schedule more than a year out is like talking about where we go after we die."