ArcFun: Smile Server http://traceinthesand.com/arcfun "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 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.0.1 Technical Debt http://traceinthesand.com/arcfun/2011/03/31/technical-debt/ http://traceinthesand.com/arcfun/2011/03/31/technical-debt/#comments Thu, 31 Mar 2011 17:40:23 +0000 Ruth http://traceinthesand.com/arcfun/?p=74  From geek&poke:  

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How many developers? http://traceinthesand.com/arcfun/2010/11/28/how-many-developers/ http://traceinthesand.com/arcfun/2010/11/28/how-many-developers/#comments Sun, 28 Nov 2010 16:55:41 +0000 Ruth http://traceinthesand.com/arcfun/?p=62 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 http://traceinthesand.com/arcfun/2010/11/19/chappattes-power-of-cartoons/ http://traceinthesand.com/arcfun/2010/11/19/chappattes-power-of-cartoons/#comments Fri, 19 Nov 2010 21:52:40 +0000 Ruth http://traceinthesand.com/arcfun/?p=54 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 http://traceinthesand.com/arcfun/2010/09/22/enthusiasm/ http://traceinthesand.com/arcfun/2010/09/22/enthusiasm/#comments Thu, 23 Sep 2010 01:12:18 +0000 Ruth http://traceinthesand.com/arcfun/?p=49 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 http://traceinthesand.com/arcfun/2010/09/06/separation-of-concerns/ http://traceinthesand.com/arcfun/2010/09/06/separation-of-concerns/#comments Mon, 06 Sep 2010 21:42:53 +0000 Ruth http://traceinthesand.com/arcfun/?p=45 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! http://traceinthesand.com/arcfun/2010/09/05/software-visualization-visualized/ http://traceinthesand.com/arcfun/2010/09/05/software-visualization-visualized/#comments Sun, 05 Sep 2010 23:52:55 +0000 Ruth http://traceinthesand.com/arcfun/?p=41 “The most exciting frontier is charting what is already here”:

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Maps and Signs http://traceinthesand.com/arcfun/2010/09/03/maps-and-signs/ http://traceinthesand.com/arcfun/2010/09/03/maps-and-signs/#comments Fri, 03 Sep 2010 15:53:43 +0000 Ruth http://traceinthesand.com/arcfun/?p=3 Many of us use roadmaps and signs as metaphors in architecture presentations. Here are some for fun:

Maps: 

  • My Way, Christoph Niemann, NYT

Signs:

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Serving You Smiles http://traceinthesand.com/arcfun/2010/09/03/hello-world/ http://traceinthesand.com/arcfun/2010/09/03/hello-world/#comments Fri, 03 Sep 2010 07:40:08 +0000 Ruth http://phillycoolrob.com/wordpress_281/?p=1 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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