Author: Peter Williams

Some thoughts about XP

Last week the company I work declared that “XP is the answer to our development process”. I have never worked in an XP environment before so it will be interesting to see how well it works. But before I jump into this I wanted record some thoughts I have about XP and then as time

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Author: Peter Williams

GITA Presentation

According to this years GITA program, http://www.gita.org/events/annual/28/program.pdf p. 21, I co-presented a talk about GIS XML Vocabularies. I had been planning on presenting this topic with Pedro Pacheco when we work together at GE but when I left GE I decided to let him do it without me. Apparently the program did not get updated

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Author: Peter Williams

Web Applications

A few months ago I pointed a colleague at XUL as a way to implement a user interface without requiring local installation. After doing a bit of research he mentioned theMozilla Amazon Browser to me. I have been intrigued by the idea of XUL and XAML since I first encountered them but MAB is the

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Author: Peter Williams

An Anti-pattern I Have

I have just passed the six month mark at my new job. And I am learning a lot of new things, which is nice. However, I recently noticed an anti-pattern in my performance in my new job. Anti-pattern: Developing generic technical services as a form of procrastination. My basic tendency is to develop software “bottom-up”,

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Author: Peter Williams

Passwordlet

I happened across this interesting little tibit yesterday. It is a bookmarklet that generates a password based on the domain name and a master password. It makes it so that you can have a different password for every website you need to logon to without having to remember hundreds of passwords.

Author: Peter Williams

New Email Address

If you are reading this blog you probably already know this but… My new “permanent” email address is pezra AT barelyenough DOT org. I will still receive email sent to my previously “permanent” addresses but it is possible that this might change at some point in the future.