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General Software Development Principles
Human effort over the life of the product is the highest product development cost. Do not be penny-wise and pound-foolish by taking shortcuts during initial development that will cost dearly to correct later. Arrange and write your code in such … Continue reading
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Time Machine Revisited
During the months (roughly a year) that I used Arq for backups, I grew weary of its complex interface. Functionally speaking, it works great; no complaints there. But its UI lacks the simplicity I longed for after using Time Machine … Continue reading
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A Replacement for Time Machine
A week or two ago, I discovered that the admin software on my QNAP TS-251+ NAS doesn’t play well with Time Machine (or maybe vice versa) – instead of deleting oldest files to make room for the new, the space … Continue reading
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Programming for Homeschoolers
Here is my post that describes my first entry into homeschooling. My toes are barely in the water, and I can already tell this is going to be FUN.
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LiveCode KickStarter Project Ended Well
RunRev’s KickStarter project ended on February 28, 2013 and the final funding numbers came in at 141% of goal. In addition to preparing the decades-old LiveCode code base for going open source, they will now also be able to fund all … Continue reading
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LiveCode – Next Generation HyperCard?
I use LiveCode every day; I literally couldn’t produce the results I produce without it. Now Runtime Revolution Ltd, the owner of LiveCode, is seeking Kickstarter funding to ready the ancient LiveCode codebase, which began its life in the 90’s … Continue reading
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Is Fire Good or Bad?
You may have heard it said that technology (or some other thing) is like fire. If you keep it under control and make it serve your purposes, it can be very beneficial; but if it is allowed to grow without … Continue reading
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I am finally replacing my years-old web site with one based on WordPress. I hope you like it.
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