Yearly Archives: 2014

Returning to IBM Champions program for 2015

I am delighted to share that I have again been selected for the IBM Champions program. I was an IBM Champion in 2011, and I quite enjoyed the increased access to IBM engineers and executives that came as a result.

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Escape Velocity archives

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Industrial design and other forms of empathy

While working on some code this morning, I played some videos of Jonathan Ive talking about Apple’s design process (h/t vowe) and it got me thinking about how certain recent experiences have been interconnected. I thought it might be interesting

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Top Ten Myths about Open Source in Corporate IT

Paul’s remarks today about why companies should use open source software were met with a response from Ben about why open source should be used with caution. Not surprisingly, both make great points, but the exchange also prods me to

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His neuralkinetics are way above normal…

My friend and colleague Christian has been doing some performance optimizations for WebGate’s XPages Toolkit. And he’s found some interesting results revealing the exceptional performance of NoteCollection. But being the obsessive that I am, I wanted to take the idea

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Me. Me me me. Me too.

One of the best things about computers is that they can do more than one thing at a time. This is such a useful capability that we have a dizzying array of descriptiors for it: multitasking, multiprocessor, multiuser, multiplexing, multithreading

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The Last Word

When I first got the news about Tim, I wrote the following that night. I’ve wanted to share it every day since then, but also wanted to let his family get through their memorial process, so I’ve left it in

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