Notes to self

Not gold alone brought us hither

Aug 28, 2010

Time and budget

If you can’t fit everything in within the time and budget allotted then don’t expand the time and budget. Instead, pull back the scope. There’s always time to add stuff later — later is eternal, now is fleeting.

Fix Time and Budget, Flex Scope by 37signals

Aug 27, 2010

Documentation

I can’t complain about the documentation here - it says exactly what it will do. It’s just not obvious that you need to worry about it, until you run into such a problem.

Post by Jon Skeet on a flaw in Java Collections API

Aug 24, 2010

Coffee

Some of us need regular amounts of coffee or other chemical enhancers to make us cognitively sharper. A newly published study suggests perhaps a brief bit of meditation would prepare us just as well.

Article in Science Daily