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Wed Aug 01 17:22:10 GMT 2007 From /weblog/fun/development+related


How to prevent user request adding feature?? Delay the release...[..]ist-adding-new-features-to-your-project/

Q & A from poor arhitect -[..]7/06/how-to-spot-dreaded-non-coding.html

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Thu Jul 12 08:38:17 GMT 2007 From /weblog/fun/entertainment


Duplication in cartoon -

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Tue Jul 10 10:14:08 GMT 2007 From /weblog/fun/development+related


Fun UI and error message:

How to drive user away? A big login box... or too many features in single screen -[..]cles/Classic_WTF_-_Enter_the_Matrix.aspx

UI -

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Wed Jul 04 16:25:28 GMT 2007 From /weblog/fun/development+related


Use VB for data structure course~

Hack the security course's forum!

Things learnt in or not in college -[..]arnedAboutSoftwareWHILENOTInCollege.aspx

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Fri Jun 29 02:49:11 GMT 2007 From /weblog/fun/development+related

How to kill star programmer

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Wed Jun 20 15:19:31 GMT 2007 From /weblog/fun


Classic old adv. - classic!![..]ery=%E7%B6%93%E5%85%B8%E5%BB%A3%E5%91%8A

Adv. for recruitment firm -
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Wed Jun 13 16:58:08 GMT 2007 From /weblog/fun


Customer System RIP

Dearly beloved wife of Position System and bastard child of Excel spreadsheet (1991-date).

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Wed Jun 13 16:53:17 GMT 2007 From /weblog/fun

News generator

Very funny -[..]/2007/06/patterns-for-software-news.html

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Tue May 29 06:21:01 GMT 2007 From /weblog/fun

Programming language I am

You are Prolog. You enjoy looking for different ways to solve a problem. You take longer to solve them, but usually come up with more than one solution.
Which Programming Language are You?

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Fri May 04 07:16:18 GMT 2007 From /weblog/fun/development+related/story


This should go along with the bomb-targeting device used in Afghanistan. The solder on the ground set the GPS coordinates for the bomb drop. Then he noticed the battery was low. So he swapped out the battery, then pressed the 'Fire' button.

Unfortunately, the device reset itself when he swapped the battery. It reset itself to its current position, *not* the offset position he had entered.

The soldier and 4 others died in the bomb drop.
True story -- see Software Development, November 2004.


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Fri May 04 07:14:03 GMT 2007 From /weblog/fun/development+related/story

development flow

> In the software world, picking icons and taking screen
> shots are not critical path tasks compared to writing
> the save data to file routines.

One shop I'm acquainted with, the sequence is
- Programmer designs an awesome GUI because he
felt like it
- Customer passing through sees it and says
"That's cool! How soon can I have it?"
- Management answers "Six months"
- Programmers code furiously (no time for design!)
- Seven months later, code review meeting is called
for thousands of lines of code. Six or more people
say, "I haven't had time to look at it. You
tested it, right?"
- Ship it.
- Start debugging.

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Wed May 02 17:39:29 GMT 2007 From /weblog/fun

Why you should never upset women[..]ws/scotland/glasgow_and_west/6612529.stm

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Fri Apr 27 09:04:36 GMT 2007 From /weblog/fun

certified SCJP

SCJP too simple or he is genius ?[..]on=com_content&task=view&id=185&Itemid=1

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Thu Apr 26 15:47:30 GMT 2007 From /weblog/fun


Fun moment of taking photo -

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Sat Mar 03 05:08:41 GMT 2007 From /weblog/fun/joke


If 50% of all marriages end in divorce, in what does the other half end?

Ummm ... Death?

So, which 50% do you want to be in?

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Fri Mar 02 11:28:17 GMT 2007 From /weblog/fun


Sometime, too much help is not good[..]onate_users/2006/03/user_enchantmen.html

Need to have some fuzziness of searching, like "half life" should able to return result with text "half-life"

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Wed Feb 28 04:04:04 GMT 2007 From /weblog/fun


Airplane - probably not as worst as it mentioned.

Before and after... PAID -[..]onate_users/2007/02/too_many_compan.html

Customer Service - Button

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Tue Feb 27 12:02:11 GMT 2007 From /weblog/fun


Someone come up a formula:

It factors the person's expectancy for succeeding at a given task (E) or self-confidence; the value of completing the task (V); its immediacy or availability (Gamma); and the person's sensitivity to delay (D) to come up with the desirability of the task (Utility).

The equation reads: Utility = E x V / (Gamma) x D.[..]tml?part=rss&tag=2547-1_3-0-20&subj=news

Quite true to me

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Mon Feb 26 10:54:09 GMT 2007 From /weblog/fun


I think this is fake......[..]forward%2Ehkwebs%2Enet%2Fpost%2F1%2F4366

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Fri Feb 23 10:02:46 GMT 2007 From /weblog/fun


Architect is like a CEO
Posted by: Hacking Bear on ?? 29, 2007 in response to Message #226202
An architect to a development team is like a CEO to a company.

What does a CEO do? Well... depends on which company you talk about. Some play golf all the times. (When I was in China, they correctly translate the title as the "Chief Eating Officer.") But in most places (read "small",) they also stayed up late and write documents and designs, like the one in my current shop in the Silicon Valley. Some others also do cleaning and making coffee in the office.

If you become an architect, unless you are extremely lucky (or unlucky, depending on your point of view,) you would be like the former type: doing no real stuff and making empty talk. For some, like what I've been through, you have to work on everything from making marketing PowerPoint to fixes unit tests and build scripts. Maybe you can be spared of writing marketing PPT but probably nothing else. When I was a developer, I didn't need to worry about much of what happens above the product module.

Do you still want to be an architect?[..]011&asrc=EM_NLN_953413&uid=703565#226387

Below is a more serious and formal discussion about architect role... not sure which one closer to most organization -[..]uid=0f47a7aa-66d8-4229-989f-afbe3ae7d8bf

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Fri Feb 23 06:51:38 GMT 2007 From /weblog/fun/entertainment

nice performance

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Thu Feb 22 17:41:34 GMT 2007 From /weblog/fun


NDS FF3 hints -

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Thu Feb 15 09:37:30 GMT 2007 From /weblog/fun


Cheating with camera phone -[..]itseemstome/2005/03/cheating_with_c.html

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Fri Dec 29 09:55:47 GMT 2006 From /weblog/fun


This is damn cool![..].com/the-infamous-ghetto-indoor-pool.htm

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