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Commentary | Jason E. Shao

Searching for an ideal home whiteboard

Searching for an ideal home whiteboard
I have to admit, a good whiteboard is one of my absolute favorite things in the world. While I absolutely spend all kinds of time writing in text editors, and other digital medium (and have tried just about every tablet/digital/smart-pen replacement for dumb-pens and paper) there is something about how easy it is to work ...

BDD as Finite-State-Machine (FSM)

Have been doing a lot of reading, playing, studying, experimenting around aligning specification and software recently. (Some background: I recently accepted a new position running Engineering @ PlaceIQ – and so have a clean slate in a hyper-growth environment to think about the classic problem of “ahhh…. our users give us terrible requirements” – of ...

Needing Clear Specifications Not New

Needing Clear Specifications Not New
This was a letter posted at the Franklin Institute’s Railway exhibit, that I think helps highlight the importance of specifications. Both: Un-Maintainable (and) So heavy that it damaged tracks when sent around on tour Seem like they represent really smart people building absolutely the wrong thing. Something to keep in mind 🙂

Tempted by iPad Mini

Tempted by iPad Mini
I went to look at the iPad Mini in person today, and have to admit I’m tempted. While it’s still comfortably in “want” *not* “need” – it is many of the things I was hoping the Kindle Fire would be – and seems to have all the advantages of Apple’s ecosystem (iTunes *and* Apps) + ...

New Look

New Look
Getting a bit stir-crazy after a week of working around challenges brought on by Hurricane Sandy – so of course, refreshed the blog’s look and feel – using the Montezuma theme by BytesForAll. Have also made a bit more prominent that the advertising on this site is powered by PulsePoint (where I run Technology), which happens ...

iPhone5 Speculation

Figuring that I’m just as qualified as all the other people who make up iPhone5 speculations – I’d like to make my own predictions. My Key Premise: Apple tends to think in terms of scenarios/workflows instead of features – which I think is why they often surprise the press – the press is looking for ...

4G Mifi = FAST (sometimes)

4G Mifi = FAST (sometimes)
иконографияikoniмека мебел I swapped out my 3G MiFi at work for one of the new Verizon 4G LTE models, and initial results indicate that it’s obscenely fast when it’s connected to the 4G network, but the same 3G speed that was passable last week feels lethargic otherwise (parts of the Northeast Corridor NJTransit Commute). Sitting still ...

Follow the $: Verizon iPhone != LTE

холови гарнитуриThe perennial Verizon iphone rumors keep ticking by, with speculation about contract dates, terms, projections, and the usual interview of some guy in line at the apple store who says “I’d switch today”. A recent thread seems to be in a lot of these stories: “Verizon iPhone will use LTE (4G)”. While I have ...

Perf4j+Maven+AspectJ CTW

Recently I’ve incorporated Perf4j for runtime performance statistics on a number of projects, combined with our in-house counters and other standard libs (actually I quite like the annotation-style logging of perf-stats, and the tag-name rollup conventions, and will probably retrofit both into our existing collection tools). I had a bit of difficulay initially getting AspectJ ...

Facebook -> Chainletter NG

Looking through my friends streams – I saw a big blurb for: http://www.subwayfootlongspromo.com/ (notice the comment box isn’t real…) Which convinces me – Facebook Like Pages are the new Chainletter. And, even better than Chainletter (costs a lot) or Chainletter 2.0 (fills up email boxes), Chainletter NG allows you to check the progression of your ...