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Scott Miller Appsguild - Software craftsmanship, project management, and the biz of software May 2007 Entries
Have you offset your carbon usage today?
Carbon neutral practices and Carbon Offsets are big in the news these days. The AP carried a story over the weekend: Do Trees Make it OK to drive an SUV?. This morning I saw a news story that tallied up a business traveler's personal carbon footprint. What the heck is all this talk about carbon footprints and carbon neutral living? Basically the idea is that everything we do - from flying in a plane, driving a car, to what we buy, is using energy which contributes to the greenhouse gas emissions ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 29, 2007 8:36 PM

How do you handle mistakes?
How do you handle mistakes? It's one of the most common interview questions. This question is used to gauge how mature you are, whether you are willing to admit your mistakes, and whether you will take responsibility for those mistakes. I think even more important than how an individual reacts to mistakes is how a team or organization reacts to mistakes. Will team members point fingers and CYA, selling each other out? Will the organization or manager be more concerned with assigning blame? I wish ......

Posted On Friday, May 25, 2007 7:34 PM

OMG - Head First Design Patterns
I've had an epiphany... It started with D'Arcy's impeccable logic about Why Venom can't be in Spiderman 4, where D'Arcy uses the Design-Patterns-Girl (DPG for short) from the Head First Design Patterns book as an example. Design-Patterns-Girl + symbiote != Venom. Next, I stumble upon Justice's incredibly intuitive review of the head-First Design Patterns book. I have seen this book at Borders lots of times and Amazon keeps telling me that I *want* this book. But the graphics on the front have always ......

Posted On Friday, May 11, 2007 11:45 PM

Graduation Day
I graduated today with an MBA from Southwestern College, a culmination of three years worth of prep and work. ...Plus it was also my birthday and I got to eat at the Texas Roadhouse at the end of the day. So why an MBA? A little over three years ago I was looking at a bleak job outlook as the company I was working for at the time was hemorrhaging money and was destined to be sold (and I was correct - it was sold in 2005). Wichita and Kansas were hard hit by the recession after 9/11. I was stuck in ......

Posted On Sunday, May 6, 2007 9:20 PM

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