Readers: I came across this on the Internet Archive. It is titled The Traveller’s Guide to Madeira and the West Indies by Anonymous. It is an anonymous journal giving the account of a trip through the West Indies in 1815, featuring several engraved plates employing the ingenious technique of depicting the course of days and their […]

Readers: In my last post, I included a recent interview Andrew Binstock, Editor in Chief of Dr. Dobbs Journal, had with Dave Thomas about the corruption of Agile and how many people are misunderstanding what the Agile Manifesto really said. Today, I am continuing with the third and final part of my series titled The […]

Readers: In my last post, I included a recent interview Andrew Binstock, Editor in Chief of Dr. Dobbs Journal, had with Dave Thomas about the corruption of Agile and how many people are misunderstanding what the Agile Manifesto really said. Today, I am continuing with the third and final part of my series titled The Corruption of Agile […]

Readers: In my last post, I included a recent article from Andrew Binstock, who is the Editor in Chief of Dr. Dobbs Journal. Mr. Binstock expressed his concerns about how we are corrupting Agile. Today, I am continuing with Part 2 of my The Corruption of Agile series by highlighting thoughts from one of the […]

Readers: In my last post, I included a recent article from Andrew Binstock, who is the Editor in Chief of Dr. Dobbs Journal. Mr. Binstock expressed his concerns about how we are corrupting Agile. Today, I am continuing with Part 2 of my The Corruption of Agile series by highlighting thoughts from one of the founding […]

Readers: I have been in the Computer Science / Information Technology / Management Information Systems profession a long time. There are times when I need to take a break from all of the noise going on in our profession and revisit words and thoughts from the people I consider my mentors. These are the people […]

Readers: I have been in the Computer Science / Information Technology / Management Information Systems profession a long time. There are times when I need to take a break from all of the noise going on in our profession and revisit words and thoughts from the people I consider my mentors. These are the people […]

Airlines Charge Thousands Extra for a Few Inches of Legroom on Long Flights For most fliers, the ideal seat on a flight is usually in first or business class. However, for airlines, the sweet spot on long-haul flights is, increasingly, farther back in the plane. A new hybrid class, called premium economy, is appearing on […]

Dismal Jobs Report Raises Questions Over Economy’s Strength as Year Ended; Bad Weather a Factor? Source: Brenda Cronin and Jonathan House, The Wall Street Journal, January 10, 2014. The U.S. job gap created during the most recent recession remains, and while payrolls are being added to the economy, they haven’t kept pace with population growth.      […]

Note: I just wanted to let you know I am going to occasionally post interesting graphics from The Wall Street Journal under the title “WSJ DataViz.” This week’s entry is about the sad affair that is going on in my hometown of Detroit. Crazy “solutions” are being tossed around like selling the art in the […]