Tricky Quotes

Archilochus (Greek lyric poet and soldier, 675-635bc) The fox has many tricks, and the hedgehog only one, but that is the best of all. Ingrid Bergman A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous. Ray Bradbury We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is,… Continue reading Tricky Quotes


Gave a former coworker, Stu, from my Valdosta State days a heads up about a complaint my brother heard from a close friend of his. Stu is working with Sakai these days at Georgia Institute of Technology. He made an interesting comment: It would be great to have all the energy your team puts into… Continue reading Programmers

Everything to Everyone

This is intended to be a more thoughtful response to Laura regarding Course Management Systems and the need for innovation. Currently, Course Management Systems are bloatware. They got this way by trying to provide everything to everyone. One instructor wants a feature, the university presses for this feature, the CMS programmers put in the feature.… Continue reading Everything to Everyone

links for 2007-07-24

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Okay…. Wow

Creating Passionate Users Recognizing that programmers cannot be expected to care deeply about users if they–the programmers–are not happy and fulfilled, Emotional Programmingâ„¢ brings a new level of sensitivity to software development. The Emo Programmerâ„¢ is one who strives to craft the most user-friendly, accessible, and inspiring applications. It is no longer enough for our… Continue reading Okay…. Wow

Machines Better Programmers than Humans

… Computers now create programs that solve complex problems better than programs designed by people…. Grasemann and Miikkulainen applied genetic algorithms to solve the fingerprint compression puzzle in work supported by the National Science Foundation’s Computer and Information Science and Engineering directorate. They provided their computer with the basic programming instructions needed to compress graphic… Continue reading Machines Better Programmers than Humans