Monthly Archives: July 2013

No news is news

Caught in a delivery crunch ATM so no news or thoughts today…

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A blank page

It doesn’t happen very often, but every now and then I open my laptop to type a post and I stair at the blank page. When that happens I just start typing and see where I end up. That is … Continue reading

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Is fast evaluation really fast?

I have found over the years that readability of code has substantial value. I have also found that their are trade offs with respect to style and performance. This leads me to today’s topic that is something common to both … Continue reading

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More on zero net energy projects

Over the past couple of weeks I have had posts on zero net energy homes. I posted a wild idea for integrated wind power, talked about how to calculate energy output from solar arrays, looked at costs and power consumption … Continue reading

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Agile – If it were only that easy….

The Agile method of software development has been around for a few years now and it looks like it has settled in for the long haul. Agile by itself is not a bad method, but it can be abused as … Continue reading

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Work like a minion

I just came back from the movie ” Despicable me 2 “. If you haven’t seen the first movie then see it first, but this second movie has focused on what made the first movie fun and then amplified it. … Continue reading

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Find my iThing

The pressures of daily life tend to make some of us loose focus from time to time and as a result we forget where we parked the car, where we left the remote, where our sun glasses might be, and … Continue reading

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A call for guest bloggers

I know that a number of you who read this BLOG every day have opinions that don’t always agree with mine. Some of you are experts with knowledge that many of us would benefit from. Others, have wild ideas about … Continue reading

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Avoid the pitfalls of career advancement

I can’t speak for anyone other than myself, but I suspect that many of you remember what it was like graduating from high school and trying to decide on a career. For me it was a process of elimination, but … Continue reading

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How to select a career?

Over the past few years I have been asked many times how I managed to pick a career that has provided for my family financially and managed to allow me to enjoy what I do. I’d like to say that … Continue reading

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