writing

Technology and Grammar

January 18, 2011

I am a little surprised that Farhad Manjoo missed out on one important reason for not using two spaces after each sentence: But I actually think aesthetics are the best argument in favor of one space over two. One space is simpler, cleaner, and more visually pleasing (it also requires less work, which isn’t nothing). […]

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Great Software Development Blogs Revisited

January 9, 2011

I see that of my list of 5 great software development blogs from 2007, only one (Scott Berkun) is still going strong. Jeff Atwood is still posting, but much less frequently than before. The others have officially quit. I wonder if the age of great software blogs is over. Many of my other favorite software […]

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The Danger of Stories and Anecdotes

November 30, 2009

It was fun reading Michael Dubakov’s take on technical debt through his story of Arthur and the princess. But then the questions started. The competition was rigged from the beginning, wasn’t it? After all, Arthur made it to the final round, didn’t he? What if the weather had been perfect for the next few months? […]

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