Jay Little - Software Obsessionist
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 An architect's first work is apt to be spare and clean.  He knows he doesn't know what he's doing, so he does it carefully and with great restraint.
As he designs the first work, frill after frill and embellishment after embellishment occur to him.  These get stored away to be used "next time".  Sooner or later the first system is finished,
and the architect, with firm confidence and a demonstrated mastery of that class of systems, is ready to build a second system.
This second is the most dangerous system a man ever designs.
When he does his third and later ones, his prior experiences will confirm each other as to the general characteristics of such systems,
and their differences will identify those parts of his experience that are particular and not generalizable.
The general tendency is to over-design the second system, using all the ideas and frills that were cautiously sidetracked on the first one.  The result, as Ovid says, is a "big pile".
 -- Frederick Brooks, "The Mythical Man Month"
A Penny For Some Haiku?
9/18/2019 11:10:04 PM

This month I've got a lot of things on my mind, not least of which includes the Pinebook Pro I should be receiving in the next coming weeks. While I hope to spend quite a bit of time talking about that particular device in the upcoming months, I decided to just hit on some of the random things that have been running through my brain as of late using Haiku.


I am sanity.
Is it me you are seeking?
Orange murdered me.

Oh blue screen of death,
You were solid like a rock.
Please slay your mad son.

Scruffy beard so vast.
His code, hands and mouth were free.
So he is banished!

Games are a racket,
Designed to rob me of wealth.
Retro for the win.

Handcheck culture down,
Maybe harmful now illegal.
Marlboro man rides!

Smartphones are quite dumb.
Your data is found and mined.
Rubes on Facebook like.

Debates are raging,
Over issues quite current.
Bye Stuttering Joe.

Green screens should expire.
Even if you just don't care,
Lets dance on their grave.

Reddit was broken,
As of now it has returned.
Time to go no joke.

And as they say, "that is that". I hope you all enjoyed this lighthearted bit of humor and commentary on my part especially as I plan on subjecting you all to quite a bit of holier than thou preaching on the subject of energy efficient computing in the coming months.

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