Science Backs Up Bixly!

I love this article that just came out on Slashdot entitled: Happy Software Developers Solve Problems Better Checkout the article on Slashdot. There were 42 participants, so I can’t claim this is an end-all, especially considering the bias towards novel results and studies that can’t be reproduced in academia. But! I …

Some Thoughts to Ponder

I recently spent some time in discussions, chats, and brain-picking sessions with some technologists of different backgrounds and vocations. One theme that seemed to run through was different thoughts on security. We know that from a demographic standpoint, many technologists believe in a combination of as much personal freedom for …

The New Office Etiquette

The folks over at job-board site www.monster.com have shared 12 rules for the workplace regarding etiquette. Even though most employees know to follow these instinctively, an occasional refresher on the matter tends to be quite helpful. Some of the best-to-follow: Watch your language. Even if you work in a casual environment. Stay …

Stigmergy Is Magic

From Wikipedia: Stigmergy is a mechanism of indirect coordination between agents or actions.[1] The principle is that the trace left in the environment by an action stimulates the performance of a next action, by the same or a different agent. In that way, subsequent actions tend to reinforce and build on each other, leading to the spontaneous …

Automation Engine With Python

What’s interesting is that the word automation is so attractive, yet it seems to mean almost anything. It’s in danger of meaning nothing. But we all know there is something here and we won’t give up the search for a great automation tool! Personally I think the very best and …