Monthly Archives: July 2008

Designing for Testability

Automotive manufactures have long been on the vaunted TDD bandwagon.  For years they have harnessed the amazing potential of unit testing, verifying components individually prior to the expensive and time-consuming exercise of assembling them to make a completed vehicle.  Integration … Continue reading

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Obidallah Azimi

This is Obidallah Azimi.  He is a university student in Afghanistan.  Obidallah owns a retail store and is looking to expand his business to provide for his family.  I loaned Obidallah $25 in order for him to expand his store.  … Continue reading

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World of Warcraft

Meaghan and I have been enjoying a break from our favorite online passtime recently.  We decided to take a few weeks off from playing the World of Warcraft and those week have already turned into a little over a month.  … Continue reading

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Cuil is NOT cool

The big tech news of the morning is the new search engine Cuil.  Formed by ex-google employees in an attempt to upstage their former employer, Cuil are claiming to have the largest search index on the web and also superior … Continue reading

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Lunchtime walk

I usually only take about fifteen minutes for lunch, and during that time I’ve been trying to fit in a walk to help with my weight-loss goals.  I’m slowly expanding the route day by day to include an extra block … Continue reading

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Planning for the worst

“The status page we use to report service disruptions in progress is suffering a temporary misconfiguration.” Brilliance!

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Dynasty Warriors 6

Since I’ve been taking a big break from Warcraft lately, I’ve been getting heavily back into playing XBox 360.  My latest big push is on Dynasty Warriors 6, the sixth edition of the chronicles of The Three Kingdoms and the … Continue reading

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A night of games, gin, and conchords

Meaghan and I both love to play board games, however as a couple we find that the number of games that work with just two people is somewhat limited.  Most of the games we enjoy the most work so much … Continue reading

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No-one above the law

Of course not.  Well, that is, until they are.  It’s similar to the old phrase that if you kill 1 person you’re a murderer, kill 10 people you’re a serial killer, but kill 1 million people and you’re a revolutionary.  … Continue reading

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54lbs and 17% to go

Over the last couple of years I have been rather unkind to my waistline.  I’d like to say I’ve spent a lot of time getting back to a stable base in my personal and work life, which for the most … Continue reading

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