Super DeluxeMonday, October 30, 2006
I guess the only thing I will say is that we're cranking along behind the scenes getting things ready. It's hard to believe that this whole thing started with a little conversation in a conference room over a year ago. PaidContent comments, somehow linking our project with Office Pirates, although the concepts are completely different. I can see how they might see anything that comes from Time Warner as all part of the same bucket, but we actually started working on this well in advance of Office Pirates going public, and our content and site are very different from theirs. Well, gotta get back to working on the site now....
Yo, check it one time.Friday, September 08, 2006
Blog Post of the week.
File OrganizationThursday, September 07, 2006
On this project, I seem to have a million documents and versions to keep track of, and since a lot of the end users and creators of those documents are non-technical, using our SVN repository as the master document archive would require way too much time on my part. I try really hard to keep the most recent versions of everything in DevonThink, but it's virtually impossible for me to keep up with all the updates. We would use Basecamp, but the lack of versioning makes that feature not as useful. I think we are going to just use a corporate eRoom to manage them for now, but even that is not a perfect solution. I'm curious if anyone else has a toolset that they would recommend for this task.
Are Core Values Organic?
To get back to the matter at hand, as the head of a team of developers, and that team being as large as the largest one I have ever led, I started asking myself what our core values are. These wouldn't map directly to Rob's as "concentrated coolness" doesn't really apply to Java code. I can't decide whether these kind of core values are best left to organically develop or whether they should be something that I decide on and then attempt to instill into our efforts. It seems like they would be truer if I let them develop, then codify them. Regardless, I think this keynote text is something everyone should read, whether interested in things World of Warcraft or not.
Hello.Wednesday, September 06, 2006
Metallica wakes upThursday, July 27, 2006
Update: The live tracks are only available if you buy the whole album, which you undoubtedly already have. Asshattery continues.
Crazy French Quad DJ actionThursday, July 06, 2006
This video is just insane. Plenty more of Birdy Nam Nam over at YouTube. They also have some video content over at their pretty cool site. Anyone know where I can buy their stuff stateside?
In Black?Tuesday, May 16, 2006
It's on now.Monday, May 15, 2006
Well, I've been working on this new project, that I can't really talk about too much here, for about six months now. I will say, however, that I very much believe that, on any Web project, you should be able to get some kind of release out the door in six months. That kind of thinking, however, doesn't take into account the manner in which large corporations go about making decisions and executing on those decisions. It does frustrate me that we are still pretty far from having some sort of public version of this project, but I understand the world I am living in at work.
Having said that, we are now getting into the building stage, and I am looking for people who want to work on something webby. I need skilled Web Developers who have solid J2EE experience, preferably with some JSP experience. We are working on something that is really cool, and the team and environment is unique and fun. Get in touch with me if this sounds like something you would be interested in.
loofaFriday, March 24, 2006
loofa, originally uploaded by bump.
Big Move at the OfficeMonday, March 20, 2006
Web FiltersFriday, March 10, 2006
For me, the purpose of these sites is not the "surf by proxy" filtering that most people seem to use them for. I like the daily scour for information that I currently pursue. These sites give me ancillary links and perspective from the community that surfing alone could never get me. Considering how smart this community seems to be in most cases, it would be foolish of me not to ingest the community's perspectives and additional datapoints that folks provide.
Trying on a new social bookmarkThursday, March 02, 2006
My Valentine From AppleTuesday, February 14, 2006
Finally, a blanket for the gamer generationWednesday, February 08, 2006