notes and rants

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July, 2009

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    HWTSAM Video Podcast – Chapter 3

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    Ken and Bj and I are back with another video recap of a chapter from hwtsam . Take a look and let us know what you think. (I do have to warn you that Ken experimented with a green screen on this video, and I’m not exactly sure what he put in the background...
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    Careful with that hammer

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    There’s a saying that goes “If all you have is a hammer, then everything looks like a nail.” I see a lot of people swinging their hammers at things – sometimes they swing at nails, and sometimes they swing at things that look like nails. Other times,...
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    Give ‘em what they want

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    Last night, I was sitting in bed reading the latest issue of TapeOp (music recording magazine). I used to be moderately involved in recording music, but these days I mostly just follow the trends and try to stay sharp. TapeOp has a lot of interviews with...
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    Working on the Duc

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    Although it’s Saturday and I’m currently doing a bit of work, I’m happy to say that I have had a bit more time lately for non-work projects. In addition to a few small projects around the house, I’ve had a chance to do a bit of work on my motorcycle ...
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    What's the REAL question?

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    I’ve been in a lot of meetings recently, and I’ve been observing the way people ask questions. There are a lot of different ways of asking questions (of course), but I started to notice patterns. For one of the patterns I discovered, people tend to stick...
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    Another HWTSAM Video Podcast

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    This one is a recap of chapter 2. We’ve filmed though chapter 8, but we’re a little behind on production. We hope to catch up by end of summer.  
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    Papers, Presentations and People

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    I finished another draft of my pnsqc paper today. I still have a few tweaks I know I need to make, but I sent it off anyway so I can get feedback in parallel. I’ve had so much “day job” work lately that I’ve had a hard time prioritizing the “extra” stuff...
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    Testing is Hard

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    I was talking with some colleagues about test design today – most of us learned to test by being told “here, test this”. Over time, we add tricks to our toolbox, and eventually, we can all fake our way through testing ( slight sarcasm intended). Then...
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