Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Stuff I Have Found Interesting Today

The In-N-Out of Value

Great post on how customer value is intangible, but not invisible. Outsourcing looks like it works until you lose all your customers.

Systems Thinking: A Technique To Find Project Problems

A good overview of systems thinking.

Reminder: Know what you're measuring

A good story with a good point...measurement can lead you down a rat hole real easy.

Url Shorteners: Destroying the Web Since 2002

A rare rant by Codinghorror, but at least he provides a solution.

Transactions are bad for REST

A good argument that I have no opinion on, therefore he is right by default.

Letters to Joel Spolsky

Entertaining if you know of Joel Spolsky.

Making it easier

Fun rant with a minor point at the end.


As predicted by Kas Thomas, Opera 10 has an embedded web server. Some cool features are "Fridge...place for people to leave notes on your computer. Share your personal photos with friends around the world without the need to upload them. Access your complete home music library from wherever you are."

Exceptions in Constructors: How Reflection Helped Workaround an Oracle Bug

An interesting article about an obscure .NET topic.

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