ArcFun: Smile Server "People who like this sort of thing will find this the sort of thing they like." -- Abraham Lincoln Thu, 31 Mar 2011 17:43:53 +0000 en hourly 1 Technical Debt Thu, 31 Mar 2011 17:40:23 +0000 Ruth  From geek&poke:  

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How many developers? Sun, 28 Nov 2010 16:55:41 +0000 Ruth Q: How many programmers does it take to change a light bulb?
A1: None. It’s a hardware problem.
A2: Two. One always leaves in the middle of the project.

Q: How many hardware engineers does it take to change a light bulb?
A1: None. Any changes will have to be implemented in software.
A2: None. They always work in the dark.

 The World’s Most Complete Collection of Lightbulb Jokes

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Chappatte’s Power of Cartoons Fri, 19 Nov 2010 21:52:40 +0000 Ruth This TED talk — “Patrick Chappatte: The Power of Cartoons” — is great:


Great points about technology! “This is your life” — indeed! “Father I have sinned”… Google knows…  It is awesome! Including the message at the end — we can, and should, choose not to do the things that increase hate.

Astonishing what can be done in 12.33 minutes with a few cartoons and a lot of heart and head!!

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Enthusiasm Thu, 23 Sep 2010 01:12:18 +0000 Ruth A phd comic just for me: Enthusiasm is highly contagious!

We wouldn’t want to get any of that on us, now would we? ;-)

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Separation of Concerns Mon, 06 Sep 2010 21:42:53 +0000 Ruth When you get half way through and see ”the system in action,” you’ll see why the ”separation of concerns” in the first half is so useful:   Learning Shosholoza (video of the Drakensberg Boys Choir)

Well, it makes me smile!

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Software Visualization Visualized! Sun, 05 Sep 2010 23:52:55 +0000 Ruth “The most exciting frontier is charting what is already here”:

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Maps and Signs Fri, 03 Sep 2010 15:53:43 +0000 Ruth Many of us use roadmaps and signs as metaphors in architecture presentations. Here are some for fun:


  • My Way, Christoph Niemann, NYT


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Serving You Smiles Fri, 03 Sep 2010 07:40:08 +0000 Ruth My intention with this blog is to serve smiles — to share pointers to things that made me smile, or outright laugh.

“People who like this sort of thing, will find this the sort of thing they like.”   — Abraham Lincoln

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