Recycled Software

What’s up with everything being ported to .NET? There’s nothing more boring than copying somebody else’s idea, unless of course, your own ideas are pretty crap 🙂 And (sup)porting a dozen applications to be used with the .NET framework surely cannot be considered as innovative either- it’s real name is “market strategy”. I must confess […]

Quality

Much has been said about quality of software, and even more attention has been given to it. Further, a lot of methodology, and general how-to-do-stuff from project management to code implementation, even design and testing is focused on quality, including the ubiquitous “best practices” and framework collections out there. But then it struck me. All […]

Marking Time

Jessie turned 6 months today. In the bigger scheme of things, it might not be all that significant; for “new-born parents” 😉 it’s quite a milestone! But beyond reaching milestones, without actually even reaching/trying, it occurred to me today that there’s nothing we can do to recapture/relive these last 6 months. They’re gone. Whatever joys […]

Bitnami Application Stacks

If you’re looking for an application stack to run on *any* OS, particularly one of the very famous and useful open source applications (subversion, wordpress, joomla, drupal, apache, ruby, moodle, mysql, php, trac, …) and want to get started quickly, i would suggest bitnami for most your needs. And especially if you’re stuck with a […]

Piracy

I been biting to write on this for a bit now… piracy. Music, movie, software, whatever. If you illegally “own” it, it’s piracy. And not agreeing with the law is not an argument to support your position and justify your actions to pirate anything. Not even a TV-episode. This wouldn’t be such a huge problem, […]