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Monthly Archives: February 2009

Tweets for 2009-02-14

oh unix time – I had a great 1234567890 – was eating some yummy mocha pastry from Porto’s # @jbarnette Monday will be pretty light – I’ll send email shortly. # Just got solr and lucene up and running locally – figured it was time to get a better grasp on the search side of […]

V-Day Reflections

It’s valentine’s day…  So since I’m no where near any of my children, but I had opened up my Facebook account, only to see that my middle singleton had become a fan of Roller Coasters.  So I commented on that she should come to California so we could go to Magic Mountain.  Then I clicked […]

Crystal Clear Distilled (Revisiting)

‘’(Extract from ‘’Crystal Clear: A Human-Powered Methodology for Small Teams‘’) Alistair Cockburn, 2004 ‘’ ‘’At the end, it is time to roll it all back up again: What is the core of Crystal Clear, and what are the add-on practices that get the team farther into the safety zone? This chapter is very short.’‘ Crystal […]


I should be in Orlando Florida right now, helping record acts_as_conference. ATTi is a Platinum sponsor for this conference and one of my Sr. Engineers, Lori Holden will be presenting on ActiveORM, part of the merb + rails => Rails 3 project. Instead I spent the day doing an internal web-cast of our (ATTi) all […]

ACM Digging around the ACM site, I have had a membership for several years, and utilized it on and off, just got the latest issue of Communications of the ACM. “Parallel Programming with Transactional Memory” – great article, unfortunately I can’t link to it, and you can’t access it online unless you’re an ACM member.


“It is certain that every organization has too many meetings, and far too many poorly designed ones. The main reason we don’t make meetings more productive is that we don’t value our time properly. The people who call meetings and those who attend them are not thinking about time as their most valuable resource.” — […]

Playing with Widgets

It seems that the folks over at have been creating some interesting micro-sites or widgets for some of there clients as of late. Check out this one: A nice job at putting these together.