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Peerio. Check Username Availability at Multiple Social Networking Sites. ಠ_ಠ Disapproval Look. Evidence Based Scheduling. Evidence Based Scheduling by Joel Spolsky Friday, October 26, 2007 Software developers don’t really like to make schedules.

Evidence Based Scheduling

Usually, they try to get away without one. “It’ll be done when it’s done!” Why Scrum Should Basically Just Die In A Fire. Conversations with Panda Strike CEO Dan Yoder inspired this blog post.

Why Scrum Should Basically Just Die In A Fire

Consider story points. If you're not familiar with Scrum, here's how they work: you play a game called "Planning Poker," where somebody calls out a task, and then counts down from three to one. On one, the engineers hold up a card with the number of "story points" which represents the relative cost they estimate for performing the task.

Abstract Wallpapers and Backgrounds - Page 689 - Desktop Nexus. Discover Movies by Genre. HoaxBuster - Vérifier l'information en circulation sur le web. The Internet map. The map of the Internet Like any other map, The Internet map is a scheme displaying objects’ relative position; but unlike real maps (e.g. the map of the Earth) or virtual maps (e.g. the map of Mordor), the objects shown on it are not aligned on a surface.

The Internet map

Mathematically speaking, The Internet map is a bi-dimensional presentation of links between websites on the Internet. Every site is a circle on the map, and its size is determined by website traffic, the larger the amount of traffic, the bigger the circle. Users’ switching between websites forms links, and the stronger the link, the closer the websites tend to arrange themselves to each other. Charges and springs To draw an analogy from classical physics, one may say that websites are electrically charged bodies, while links between them are springs. Also, an analogy can be drawn from quantum physics. Anyway, the real algorithm of plotting The Internet map is quite far from the analogies given above. Semantic web The Internet Phenomenon.

419 Eater - The largest scambaiting community on the planet! Joel on Software. Bugmenot.com - login with these free web passwords to bypass compulsory registration. The App I Used to Break Into My Neighbor’s Home. When I broke into my neighbor’s home earlier this week, I didn’t use any cat burglar skills.

The App I Used to Break Into My Neighbor’s Home

I don’t know how to pick locks. I’m not even sure how to use a crowbar. It turns out all anyone needs to invade a friend’s apartment is an off switch for their conscience and an iPhone. This was done politely: I even warned him the day before. My neighbor lives on the second floor of a Brooklyn walk-up, so when I came to his front door he tossed me a pair of keys rather than walk down the stairs to let me in. Less than an hour later, I owned a key to his front door. What I didn’t tell my neighbor was that I spent about 30 seconds in the stairwell scanning his keys with software that would let me reproduce them with no specialized skills whatsoever. Parking valets suddenly require a ludicrous level of trust.

Excuses For Lazy Coders. VirusTotal - Free Online Virus, Malware and URL Scanner. Programming Sucks. Every friend I have with a job that involves picking up something heavier than a laptop more than twice a week eventually finds a way to slip something like this into conversation: "Bro, you don't work hard.

Programming Sucks

I just worked a 4700-hour week digging a tunnel under Mordor with a screwdriver. " They have a point. Mordor sucks, and it's certainly more physically taxing to dig a tunnel than poke at a keyboard unless you're an ant. But, for the sake of the argument, can we agree that stress and insanity are bad things? Awesome. All programming teams are constructed by and of crazy people Imagine joining an engineering team.

Would you drive across this bridge? All code is bad. Terms of Service; Didn't Read. The Iceberg Secret, Revealed. By Joel Spolsky Wednesday, February 13, 2002 "I don't know what's wrong with my development team," the CEO thinks to himself.

The Iceberg Secret, Revealed

"Things were going so well when we started this project. For the first couple of weeks, the team cranked like crazy and got a great prototype working. But since then, things seem to have slowed to a crawl. Meanwhile, of course, the development team has no idea that anything's wrong. Don't let this happen to you! It's pretty clear that programmers think in one language, and MBAs think in another. Since I started working in the software industry, almost all the software I've worked on has been what might be called "speculative" software. Have you ever noticed that on these custom projects, the single most common cause of overruns, failures, and general miserableness always boils down to, basically, "the (insert expletive here) customer didn't know what they wanted? " Desktop Nexus Wallpapers - Background Images, Wallpaper, Desktop Wallpapers, Computer Backgrounds.

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