Actually, “zero defects” meant that at any given time, the highest priority is to eliminate bugsbefore writing any new code.
I am blown away by The Joel Test: 12 Steps to Better Code article by Joel Spolsky.
He is correct in saying that most software that we see in wild would come around 2-3 on his 12 point scale. Open source would be completely different if it adopted the Zero Defect Methodology.
This is a guide to teach yourself design
Karen Cheng writes in how to become a designer without going to design school.
I am an uncle now. My sister gave birth of a healthy and beautiful baby girl. It’s amazing that we, mostly the women, endure great pains continue our legacy in form of our kids and at the same time we don’t care about the world we are going to leave for them. Where do you fit the cynicism with a young one that you brought in this world?
I had my laptop’s screen hinge fixed today. I had to spend around 6 hours without it as it was being fixed.
It’s unnerving to have to spend even a few hours without computer or internet or electricity for that matter. Life seems to stop without these artificial necessities.
When I think about it my life is filled with similar artificial necessities. Social networks, news and communication apps, games, etc. fill up most of my day. Even without realizing I am spending a whole lifetime doing things that are not important.
I have had periods where I stopped watching television or reading news. It’s good in the sense that I am not in hurry when I am not suppose to constantly catch up on something but more than often a hole, even a shallow one, can’t resist getting filled up with river of stimuli that we have around us.
One could go away and live like a hermit but it’s easy to be a hermit than to live through stimuli and not be affected by it.
Even if I wanted to make a point, to what point would it be.
Hagopian, she says, is like a lot of people who work in the sciences, “geniuses with instrumentation in tech, [but who] don’t want to be professors and give talks.” She hopes that these “true heroes” can be celebrated in a more public way and their contributions recognized as being key to scientific progress.