Monthly Archives: August 2014

How to get carried-away with documentation

Nearly anyone in IT can tell you that documentation is pretty important. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard this saying: “If it isn’t written-down, it didn’t happen.” When I think about the two extreme edges of … Continue reading

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Developers of destruction

I have been helping a friend learn how to program. He asks some pretty good questions sometimes. Each week, it seems like his questions get better and tougher. Last week, he observed that he needs to restart his development environment … Continue reading

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Wrong again

Anyone who knows me will tell you how much I love this quote: For any question, there is an infinite number of wrong answers and very few right answers. – Robert Baldyga Of course, you could argue that a true/false … Continue reading

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Why learning Algebra was actually good for you

From time to time, I hear people say that they haven’t used Algebra since they graduated high school and then they feel a little smug like, “Told you so”. Zing! They seem to think it was a big waste of … Continue reading

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