Every morning, I spend a bit of time reading articles. This morning, I saw a couple good ones.
Professionalism requires discipline.
I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about Complexity (Theory).
Currently, I’ve got Simplexity: Why Simple Things Become Complex (and How Complex Things Can Be Made Simple) by Jeffery Kluger on my nightstand. Complexity: A Guided Tour by Melanie Mitchell is next in the queue. I’ve read it before, but I think I need a refresher.
I’ve got a meeting on this topic scheduled for later today. In an effort to make things more “management friendly” I wanted to find a couple images to go along with the discussion. In the process I stumbled across Dave Snowden’s Cynefin Framework. He has a short video on YouTube too. From there you can get more info.
Looks like I have more studying to do…
Things I learned from Juval Lowy.
Add an existing project
Change the filter to “.sln”
This has been around since VS2008. I never knew…
Found a solution to a problem I’m facing today.
I’m trying to get my head around everything that’s required by this approach, but it does look interesting.
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When I have time to do anything I want, I always tend to look for solutions to problems that I have confronted. It could be an old lingering annoyance. It could be something that I know is just over the horizon. In any case, I look for workable solutions.
I guess this is a long way of saying I’m a fixer and not a dreamer. I’m not one to come up with some grand new widget. I am the guy that you bring your idea to so that it can be made real. I “make things.”
So as I sit in the Ford dealership waiting for a LOF on my truck. I find myself looking at façade patterns and how they can be used in a quasi-AOP style to wrap methods with boilerplate code. I know it sounds rather boing, but that’s what I like to do when I’ve got an hour to kill and no other demands taxing my pea brain.
Here’s a link to the article if you care…