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Farewell to Arms - Good bye to my old phone

Oct
17

I have had a new phone for about a week. And I have a useless mechanically sound phone that software updates have made obsolete.

My Motorola Spice (XT300) was about four years old. A brief slip into slide phones for Motorola, the Spice never was supported well. Sold only in Canada and Brasil. Updated once from Andriod 2.1 to 2.2 it finally let me down.  I got the phone with the idea that when I worked on job sites without an Internet connection it would let me tether so that I could continue working.

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3 Lessons from Bad Design

Apr
18

"Bad sex has three main lessons. Recognize it when you see it. Let go of the bad. And welcome the great." Chelsea Summers

Like bad sex, bad design has three main lessons.

  • Bad design needs to be recognized when we see it.
  • After recognizing it - let it go.
  • Then celebrate great design!
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Core contributing

Jan
30

For many of you it is old hat but for me it was a thrill. Yesterday I got the news that my patch for documentation of aggregator module and rdf had been accepted into core of Drupal 8. I have wanted to contribute more than bug reports and help solve problems in contrib modules for a long time.

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Four Project Pain Points

Jan
14

Projects have very predictable pain points. Recognizing them and overcoming them is the function of a good plan. Rules apply. Keep it simple. Visual, a sketch, works. Create focus. And then as you reach each of the pain points adopt a simple strategy.

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Ingenuity - Unintended Consequences

Dec
19

Mr. Hyam - my Grade 6 teacher - was not a fan of Rube Goldberg machines. Hours spent at home with odd bits and pieces from the junk drawer, various found treasures, a sloped board about the size of a school desk and a small ball bearing resulted in marvellous "contraptions".  Carefully dismantling and transporting it all to school, a buddy and I would set them up on my desk.

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