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September 2011

Caught in the Space/Build Continuum, Part I

09/29/2011

Editor’s note: original post was split into two parts; part II will get published on Monday. I was catching up with an old college-buddy of mine, Brad1, recently and we started swapping work stories. Since he’s a software engineer, we (predictably) stumbled onto the topic of build engineering. He was frustrated at work: the build Read More

A Farm Without A Farmer

09/13/2011

Songbird’s build farm recently moved nests. This I know because an ex-coworker recently asked for some random configuration details and any gotchas to look out for, in preparation for the migration1. After we finished discussing “bidness,” I wondered aloud how the farm had fared, post-Preed as the shepherd. His answer surprised me: it had been Read More

Documentation Review: Words That Work

09/12/2011

I first saw Dr. Frank Luntz on a 2008 episode of Bill Maher’s Real Time1. Ever since the interview and the subsequent panel discussion, I’d been referring to the concepts in his book—Words That Work—despite having never having actually read it. I decided it was past time I corrected that2. Luntz’s message in Words That Read More