Monthly Archives: December 2007

Strangler Application

This posting on Martin Fowler‘s page points out the appropriate way to build a new system to replace an old one. The basic idea is to build the new system around the edges of the old one, gradually moving functionality … Continue reading

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Eldest: Book 2 of the Inheritance Trilogy by Christopher Paolini – A Review

This book is well worth reading if you like fantasy and/or dragons. From the review(1435 customer reviews average 3.5 stars): Surpassing its popular prequel Eragon, this second volume in the Inheritance trilogy shows growing maturity and skill on the … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

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Global Warming and CO2?

Arnold Kling has an interesting question on Global Warming in TCSDaily yesterday. He’s an economist, not a climate scientist, but he does understand that science is not about “consensus” but about observation, experimentation and analysis. The comments following the article … Continue reading

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Learning from Lean

Kent Beck has a paper on the things we can learn from Lean, both lean manufacturing and lean product development.It’s a brief article, but worth the few minutes it takes to read.Technorati Tags:Agile Software Development

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Intermodal COTS System

The Space Review reports on a COTS proposal by Space Systems/Loral (SS/L) and Constellation Services International, Inc.(CSI) to use simple, low cost containers to manage shipping to the International Space Station using a series of vehicles for delivery, much like … Continue reading

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New SpaceX Update

Elon Musk has a new update out on the SpaceX website. Some highlights of the update include: First Falcon 9 Hold down firing (with one engine) First engine firing on big stand Merlin 1C engine development complete Groundbreaking at Cape … Continue reading

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The Golden Compass-A Review

The Golden Compass is a movie, based on the book by Philip Pullman, tells the tale of an alternate universe where people’s souls inhabit animal spirits, called daemons. I found the story fascinating, a good tale. I can understand why … Continue reading

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I-5 Flooded

One of the guys on an RV forum I subscribe to is a truck driver and shared this picture of I-5 at Centralia, WA. . This is I-5 at exit 79 looking north. Technorati Tags: Flooding, Weather, I-5

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One Terrabyte External Hard Drive

Bought the above hard drive to use as a backup drive after our little episode upgrading to OS X 10.5 Leopard. It’s a nice little drive, near as I can tell so far. And the Firewire 800 is a fast … Continue reading

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