Don’t get sucked down the development time hole

Time is not unlimited. If given time, we could spend 40 hours a week for eternity improving our projects whether they are code, applications, or services. The key to development is to prioritize and iterate. Development can be a huge time waster if you don’t have goals. Just like spending time on Facebook, gaming, or […]

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What would I do with a tablet? I’d walk

I am one to believe that the first tablet PCs were ahead of their time (I actually used one once or twice way back in the day). They were just too bulky. I also felt that netbooks were to slow and didn’t power on quickly enough so I steered clear of those too. But then […]

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Procrastination isn’t always for things you DON’T like

I love coding, I love processing data, and I love complex puzzles–However, I HATE looking forward to them. I was recently disturbed to realize I was procrastinating when it came to the things I loved to work on. I’ve been a student most of my life (29 of my 33 years) so procrastination isn’t new. […]

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Know your audience

As my department moves toward establishing an internal intranet site using SharePoint, I took interest in Jakob Nielsen’s recent Alertbox article: Does SharePoint Destroy Intranet Design? Luckily the conclusion was it does not destroy design… if done correctly. Even if you aren’t currently in the midst of designing a SharePoint site, or an internal department […]

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Technology Overload Hurts Support Flexibility

A recent Computer World article in the Heads Up section titled “App overload Hurts Flexibility, Adds Complexity,” by Mitch Betts presented research that shows The best performing companies have an average of 20 applications per 1,000 users, whereas run-of-the-mill companies have an average of 39, according to Hackett’s benchmarking database. It then goes on to […]

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