Today, we lost our dearest, precious Dodger. He died suddenly of a ruptured tumor of the liver and while the suddenness means he had little pain, it caught us unprepared. We are, of course, devastated. Dodger was ever-loyal, ever-hopeful, curious and very smart. He had an old soul and a special intuition, and anyone who knew him could tell you he was extraordinary. Losing him leaves a gaping...
The Mystery of the Missing Mail
A few months ago, I started to suspect that something is rotten in the state of my email setup. I have a personal domain which forwards email for my wife and I to our gmail accounts. That way, we let google store/serve my email without being tied to a gmail.com address. This has worked very well, but recently, my wife and I both discovered that some messages were simply going missing. They made it...
It makes me think that the thoughts that I have in my head that make me feel the...– Ze Frank’s A Show, Episode 7
Software Development as a Creative Endeavor
I remember this being passed around at least a decade ago. It’s remarkable how right it is. It’s attributed to Orson Scott Card (the author of Ender’s Game), but I can’t find a canonical source to substantiate that: Here’s the secret that every successful software company is based on: You can domesticate programmers the way beekeepers tame bees. You can’t...