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“It is impossible for a software organization to be saved in ignorance.”



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Comment on Puzzle-solving: Not the driving function of software construction by devdustin

Mon, 03 Mar 2014 06:53:28 +0000

Alana - what does that imply about the Steve Jobs of the world?? Jobs was no puzzle-solver in the sense Dr. K. describes here. Wozniak was more that type.



Comment on “That’s not the real Mona Lisa…” by Krista

Wed, 03 Jul 2013 00:20:23 +0000

I can totally tell its not real. X(



Comment on A police officer on a public road has a right to privacy?! by Peter K

Mon, 18 Feb 2013 06:07:45 +0000

Unfortunately there are good and bad guys in every setting. And the bad ones will always try and cover their tracks. Luckily the good/bad principle applies to judges as well and they usually get things right where it counts. Also why does anyone EVER expect privacy in a public setting? It's just weird.



Comment on A police officer on a public road has a right to privacy?! by knutson

Sun, 17 Feb 2013 13:59:14 +0000

Yeah, I know this happened a couple years ago, so it isn't entirely fresh. Still, it's a story that has stuck in my craw since I first became aware of it in 2010 so I'm happy to finally get it off my chest and onto a blog. I'm actually somewhat stunned that the judge got it right since just about everyone else in the Maryland state system seemed terminally glued to the concept of a government not of the people or by the people, but over the people. Given the increasing pervasiveness of audio and video recording devices in the hands of almost everyone, this is an issue that we ultimately have to get right.



Comment on Twitter and the death of blogging by knutson

Sun, 17 Feb 2013 06:54:44 +0000

Just spent a minute re-reading this last comment left by my dear friend Lee Richan. He passed away about a month after leaving this comment, in December 2012, and there's still a hole in me somewhere that hasn't quite healed. The funny thing about Lee is that this comment isn't some strange hyperbolic creation crafted to impress. This is just the way he talked. As I ponder my blogging failures of the last few years, Lee's last written missive to me provides sufficient impetus to continue my quest to write for the record.



Comment on Puzzle-solving: Not the driving function of software construction by Alana

Mon, 28 Jan 2013 17:28:46 +0000

What does this imply about the Steve Jobs of the world? No hire?



Comment on Twitter and the death of blogging by Lee Richan

Mon, 19 Nov 2012 14:32:27 +0000

Can't fault your logic but there are two fatal flaws-- (1) Like Steve Nay, some actually read and thirst for like-minded kindred to help us cognate the universe in our heads; hard to respect someone who "rites 4 u" and (2) the whole of humanity is always 'saved' by those few who write on things that last. Else all they do is merely blown away on the winds of time. What a travesty if Hegel or Nietzsche had ruminated with charcoal on birch bark in a rainstorm. Ergo, "If you don't write it, it never happened." Much of humanity's existence in that sense has never happened.



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Thu, 15 Nov 2012 15:32:59 +0000

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Comment on Twitter and the death of blogging by Steve Nay

Mon, 22 Oct 2012 15:58:45 +0000

Glad you're blogging again. I like your thoughts on Twitter, but I've missed your insightful long-form writing here. Reminds me of a post I wrote in 2009: http://globalconstant.scnay.com/2009/12/05/twitter-has-become-my-new-blog/



Comment on Rudy: An iTunes love story by knutson

Mon, 22 Oct 2012 12:03:05 +0000

Not sure if other bloggers do this, but I compulsively re-edit my articles, even when it's been a couple years since I originally posted it. I try to limit my ex post facto changes to heinous mistakes and/or embarrassingly poor word choices. I returned from the campus of Notre Dame this past weekend and decided to re-read my "Rudy" post from my last trip there. I was struck for the first time by my reference to "Notre Dame University," which is wrong. The name of the university is "The University of Notre Dame du Lac" typically shortened to "The University of Notre Dame." For most people (including me two years ago, apparently) the difference doesn't mean anything. But it would be as goofy to refer to my schools as "Iowa University," "The University of Brigham Young" and "The University of Oregon State." It's not a huge difference, but it's just not right, and it shows ignorance, with a light sprinkling of disrespect. Dale Carnegie pointed out many years ago that the most important word in anyone's language is their own name. It's critical that you get a person's name right because it shows you care, and the inverse is strongly implied. As important as someone's own name is, the names of the institutions with which they affiliate is also critically important. So, to my friends and colleagues at the University of Notre Dame, and to Irish fans throughout the world, my apologies for the previous oversight. My ignorance (at least in this small domain) has been mitigated. The school name is now correct in this story.