Operation redesign – a secret behind the scenes project after the big crash of November 2004 – has been completed. As a visible result some of the pages now look somewhat different, but there’s more.
Continue reading Phase 1 complete
Web archives and the IT-business has always been a fun combination. Some sites with great expectations crash and burn fast – while other underdogs seem to make it quite well. Predictions and initial expectations seems to be just as bad no matter if it’s hardware, software or devices… Take these iPod comments from the initial launch as a great example, that you really shouldn’t try too hard to predict that future of IT too stubbornly.
Why is it that lawyers and project managers keep information to themselves until the very last minute, and the present the non-negotiable deadline to developers when the point of ”reasonable notice” is long past? – Today marked yet another occasion.
Continue reading Deadlines and respect…
I usually edit more code others made, than I create new files, and while most of the code is in PHP, there’s a huge difference in the coding style applied by different developers, and some styles are much more annoying than others.
Continue reading Coding style
I was browsing across some pages at Telia Mobile – one of the largest mobile providers in Denmark (and Scandinavia) and frankly, their webshop leaves something to be desired in terms o user-friendly behaviour.
Continue reading Access denied
There are actually two ways to wipe a mysql table either using delete or using truncate – which is better and why?
Continue reading Emptying mysql tables
It’s almost funny in a tragic sort of way how many project managers seems to think a project plan is a one-time event in the project. It isn’t. It is a continious task through out the project. As the project progresses, a bright project manager ajusts the plan so it fits the actual project progress.
Continue reading The Plan is alive…
Apple has finally released a new upate to OS X (”Tiger”) – version 10.4.3. It has been roumored to include 500+ fixes, but so far I’ve only noticed to changes – it broke the latest version of the EyeHome-software and they finally fixed the connectivity issues with my SonyEricsson P900 phone – I can sync and I’m pleased.
I do like and appluade 37Signals for their narrow focus on small but efficient and unbloated online applications and I was probably an early adopter of their tadalists – a tool for managing todolists. While I didn’t use them as actual todolists, they were more like a place to collect thoughs and move them (usually) into project plans which lived elsewere. That has come to an end. I’ve switched to an other wonderful system called Remember The Milk.
Continue reading Project Management – From tada to todo
Under the ”think different” theme, Apple currently pays tribute to Rosa Parks, who recently passed away. While Apple has used their frontpage earlier to make statements, it is quite refreshing once again to see a large company which dares to make a statement and pay a tribute [via cupertino.dk].