X-Y Problems

People obsess about their X-Y problems to the point of ignoring accepted wisdom, plugging their ears to the deafening silence of the solution’s instructive whisper, picking themselves up as hard as they can by their own knees and wondering why they can’t fly. They then run off and formalize their wrong solution as a PR […]

Methodologies in open source development

Prompted by an article on opensource.com about scrum in foss projects. This is an incomplete, impulsive rough draft and requires some major revisions. Nothing makes me facepalm faster than when I get hired to work on a project and the first thing anyone tells me is “This project is going to be great because we […]