Archive for the ‘Fun and games’ Category

My previous attempt at a blog

August 17, 2009

As part of my new employment I have been photographed for the company website. I had to see if the less then flattering photo would turn up in a Google search but ended up stumbling on something much more interesting (to me at least): my first attempt at a blog.

I started the blog back in 2005 and only made three posts. One was my take of what would happen to devices in the future (look half way down). The conclusion was not so surprisingly: convergence. I go on to list specifications for what would be my dream device:

  • Processing: 400-600+ mhz processer
  • Memory: 128+ mb ram
  • Storage: 30+ gb harddrive
  • Screen: Vga resolution / device size / touch sensitive
  • Connectitity: Bluetooth longrange, wifi, 3g/gsm
  • Camera: 4-5+ megapixel with 3xoptical zoom
  • Size: Small
  • Weight: Light
  • Except for the 3 x optical zoom, that’s pretty the iPhone 3G i have in my pocket..

    ..or the Hero that just arrived on my desk 🙂


    Best UML modeling tool?

    June 25, 2009

    Jason Gorman has a nice post on what he finds to be the best UML modeling tool – theres even a link to a free giveaway of 10 pages of special UML modeling paper, that I will highly recommend.

    Post is from June 21 2009 and can be found here:

    Why Software Sucks?

    February 13, 2008

    After attending a session with Davis Platt at TechEd in Barcelona, I recently decided to finish his book “Why Software Sucks”. While there are some explanations (like the difference between static and dynamic web pages) that do get a little long for those use to working with computers (In Davis defense the book IS written for non-technical personnel), the general message of the book is basic, yet so true. Developers forget their users. David Platt’s “First, Last and Only Law of User Interface Design”: “Know Thy User, For He Is Not Thee”, is in my opinion something every developer involved in implementing user interfaces, should repeat to himself daily.