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Archive for September, 2015

As Any Fule No…

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

People have been telling me that I should know “what any fule no” for a while. Now, at last, I have the opportunity to find out:

"a lecture by Stephen Fule..."

Product (1)

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

So, is this what they mean at the hairdressers when they say “I’ll just put some product in your hair.”?

Fix and Grout - sold by Supermodel Hair

Training (1)

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

If I could harness the faith that administrators have in “training” to compensate for crappy user-focused software and bad user interfaces, I would be able to start the most powerful religion in the world.

Agility 17, Wisdom 8

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

Software engineering education needs to give students a more nuanced understanding of software development processes than one which causes students to say, in effect “There are two kinds of software development: waterfall, which is noisy and old fashioned and so we won’t use it, and agile, which we will use because it means that we can do what we like.”

Yours for only a billion pounds!

Friday, September 4th, 2015

I’ll be putting in an offer on Monday!

Featured new home: Edinburgh Castle

Variations on Folk Sayings (16)

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

“They left the Great British Bake Off with all buns glazing.”