Long Hours Kill You

The WHO (World Health Organization) recently published a study claiming working long hours will kill you. I agree, though I routinely do it. Here’s the difference for me. I routinely work 80-90+ hour weeks when on a project. This is an on-site project far away from home. I don’t do touristy things. I don’t often, […]

Business/Enterprise Class Computing

We now have a generation of kids who never worked on real computers, only x86 platforms; so Business Class Computing needs to be explained. This all started with an exchange I had on the qt-interest list with someone I respect. -Text isn’t a stream. Katepart would disagree. part of the exchange, their response to my […]

Yet Another Reason to Ditch Facebook

I will never understand why people join Facebook or why they don’t ditch Facebook. You should never post that much about yourself online. “Oh no, I have private pages” is the usual response. Well, 553 Million users just had their personal information posted on a hacker site. Yes, your information. If you are a user […]

What surprised you the most in your career as a software engineer?

paper terminal

The race to the bottom. I started in the early 1980s. Employers championed tight code that worked well. During the late 1980s till today there has been a constant dumbing down of software development. Hacking on the fly was always shunned. Now it is called AGILE and expecting people to pay for a hand polished […]

Iowa Caucus 2020 – AGILE’s Third Mega-Failure

Because AGILE allows companies to commit SOX accounting fraud companies are adopting it in droves. Because it is yet another name for hacking on the fly without a plan kids, not professionals, kids, love it. No. Getting paid to do something doesn’t make you a professional. Winning $20 shooting hoops in the park does not […]