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  • Blog Post: Blog change

    I will post further reflections on business value with software development and on the reflective practice of "architecture" on the following address: http://softwarevalue.blogspot.mx/
  • Blog Post: Music

    ORDEN OGAN - Angels War ORDEN OGAN - The Things We Believe In (2012) KNOCK ON WOOD "Amii Stewart" Donna Summer- Hot Stuff Blondie- Call me Fire Inc. Nowhere Fast (completo) Greg Kihn Band - Break up song The breakup song (They don't write 'Em) Joan Jett and the Blackhearts - Crimson...
  • Blog Post: The practical disproportion

    Some individual or a small group of them have an idea or a system of ideas that look promising out of which come outstanding outcomes. Later, those very same ideas are adopted into the mainstream but a much lesser level of greatness comes out. I have observed this pattern over a number of dissimilar...
  • Blog Post: Belief and behavior

    A belief is —for practical purposes— something that we thought is true. The incredulity or disbelief is a case of belief where we thought of a belief to be false. To doubt about something means to keep the related true-false judgment in suspended or pending state. To ignore is to have a complete absence...
  • Blog Post: Una introducción a la ciencia - Pensamiento científico y el método científico

    Una introducción a la ciencia - Pensamiento científico y el método científico Por Steven D. Schafersman. Enero 1994. Introducción Para tener éxito en este curso de ciencia y, más específicamente, para contestar algunas de las preguntas...
  • Blog Post: Critical thinking and software design

    I have consistently seen best software designers apply critical thinking ideas to their daily work, in particular, to their own design decisions. For example, I saw this: a seasoned software designer talked about why a design could be adequate for a particular area in current system under design....
  • Blog Post: ‘The real world’ – an update

    From time ago , I have wondered what does it really mean when people include the phrase “the real world” in a conversation. Usually they convey it with such a sense of safety so that from that time on, most of the audience seems to know what the speaker is talking about (just as ‘the real world’ was...
  • Blog Post: Running a software company

    An absolutely essential factor in running a software company effectively is the vision from a real, actual professional programmer, period. Indeed, the technical profile of Mr. William Henry Gates III has been an important factor at Microsoft. Of course, MBAs have their role at any company but please...
  • Blog Post: Taking software engineering seriously

    Why this is important? For me, this is important because as a practitioner of the trade I have a historical responsibility to layout the best possible base for future practitioners and for the future of the profession. What is it? It seems that software engineering is correctly a branch of engineering...
  • Blog Post: It's a good time to be a developer

    I recently read this phrase from A. Russell Jones at http://www.devx.com/opinion/Article/28341 , and I agree. That has been my opinion for my adult lifetime
  • Blog Post: Silicon photonics will be everywhere

    "Silicon photonics will be everywhere" –Mario Paniccia, scientist at Intel Researchers of microprocessor technology is trying hard to make the chips of the future. This article summaries the achievements so far: Intel's Breakthrough http://www.technologyreview.com/articles/05/07/issue/feature_intel.asp
  • Blog Post: What “The Real-World” really mean...to you?

    If you think this is a stupid question, please share with me why do you thing so. I would want to collect thoughts about what "The Real-World" means to you. My aim is to grasp if there is a sensible use of the phrase or it is just another way people get fuzzy when just don’t know how to explain something...
  • Blog Post: The people factor - The resistance to ideas is positive and vital

    What I think, the ideas that direct my will, ideas such as my values, convictions and principles need a certain resistance from which they surround me, because that is something positive and vital. It comes to mind what Jerry Johnson (Menninger Business Institute) said with his ' resistance continuum...
  • Blog Post: Job security – it is up to us

    Thinking about software development industry, my previous post about Grand Challenges for software development and this other past post: Job security http://blogs.msdn.com/marcod/archive/2004/02/26/80609.aspx Bring to mind the following presentation by Dave Thomas from Pragmatic Programmers...
  • Blog Post: Culture

    The following URL shows an interesting transcript of a speaker on a conference to young entrepreneurs: Los aspectos más importantes de la cultura empresarial japonesa http://maestros.its.mx/~gmendoza/reflex/ryakult.html It is in Spanish. For other languages, online translation services...
  • Blog Post: General disclaimer we all already know

    These postings are provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
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