Random: T’Challa’s Song

Once upon a time, a student asked his music teacher the most difficult philosophical question in all of music and received wisdom. T’Challa: “Teacher, there are so many instruments to pick from, which one is the best?”Mrs. Ngudu: “Which is the best? You are the best instrument, T’Challa. All the music comes from you! Do […]

Overlooked Resources: A Really GOOD Favicon Generator and Checker

There are a number of slightly conflicting favicon standards and each system works a slightly different way. Having done searches at various times for reliable generators, I never found a good one until I accidentally saw an excellent one linked from an SO answer. It handles all the formats, and can check which systems will […]

James Mickens: Life as a Developer

Below is a somewhat whimsical talk given by James Mickens last year titled Life as a Developer: My Code Does Not Work Because I am a Victim of Complex Societal Factors That are Beyond My Control. (If you recall, Mickens is the guy who did the insane/awesome Monitorama talk about the cloud a few years […]

Fred Brooks: Design Requirements

This overlooked resource is a talk that Fred Brooks gave to a very small audience June 4, 2007 — the first day of the WSOM Design Requirements Workshop. He does not discuss requirements or elicitation of requirements (which is what everybody else talked about) but rather discusses design as a process and how that is […]