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Resistance to starting a semi-large project for fun

I have 2 projects floating around in my head, and 1 deployed but incomplete. I’m on NYE break.. another 5 days or so of vacation.    This would be a perfect time to work on these projects.   If that is what

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Excellent Software Experience

I recently upgrade my mom’s store to use The Uniform Solution – it’s a point-of-sale + inventory + EDI ordering software designed specifically for stores that deal with uniforms and scrubs and stuff like that.   And speaking as a software

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Sleeping at the Office

Based on vacation hours, I could either have worked the day after Christmas, or, thanks to flexible hours, I could try to get all my hours in before Christmas Eve.   How I took a blanket to the office, and stayed

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Process with States

I implemented this again today, and realized it was a pattern that I fall back on regularly. When dealing with a system with several states, and actions to be performed at each state, I usually break things up into a

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Day at the Office: Burndown on Ever Increasing Scope

When given a client who has a lot of work that needs to be done.. and as the work progresses, other ideas form, older ideas lose priority, etc – how does one show progress?   The specific statement that spurred this

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Day at the Office: I’m Optimizing UX with SPEECH

Note: Say the title of this post in the same way as you would  “She Blinded Me With Science” The Problem The customer has a screen, which is used for data entry.  The source of the entry is various pieces

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Recent Coding Travels

I haven’t posted much code stuff lately.  Nothing in particular seems blog-worthy, but hey! after CodePaLousa, I’m making an effort to write about what might be mundane.. in a relatively anonymous way. Story #1: Performance Improvement Problem: I had 5

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