Every project in life makes us weigh pros and cons. Do we take the easy path at the risk of shoddy workmanship to only have to redo something later? Do we skimp out on some of the elements involved in order to save a few dollars? Should we get the job done the quickest way possible and forget about some of the risks and holes we may be leaving ourselves vulnerable to? Almost every project we do in life contains these types of questions. Whether it be building something around the house or getting new tires on the car. But what I’m focusing on is risk in software development.
Sometimes there is a very fine line in ethics. I’m not talking about the hackneyed “is it right to steal food for your starving child,” scenario, I’m talking more about ethics in technology. I know that many people will disagree with the statement I’m about to make. “Sometime it is acceptable to be unethical.” Read on to figure out why.
In an earlier post, where I ranted about the Charlotte Oberserver’s lack of coverage of the local hockey team, I alluded to the fact that I find the sports section of the site done incorrectly. Or maybe I should just come out and say that I don’t like it. Here is where I’ll give my own personal opinions of what is wrong.
That is what a headline COULD have read in the Charlotte Observer this morning if they actually took the time to even semi adequately cover the most successful professional Charlotte sports team. But instead, buried underneath articles about the lowly Carolina Panthers, a 3 day old blog about NASCAR which is only semi working, and a blog about fantasy baseball, of all things, you finally get a one line snippet about the Checkers rout of Syracuse last night.
I’ve often read that if you want to improve as a writer/blogger you should make at least one post a day. The same holds true for photography. Try to take at least 2 or 3 pictures a day.
How awesome is that painting? Seriously!?
I spent about 6 hours today browsing the countless theme sites and directories of WordPress themes that exist. There must be thousands of them, if not more. After a while I stopped relying on google and started looking at the pingbacks that were listed on a specific site so that I could find lists that may not have had as much google juice. That is when i started to find the good stuff.
I’ve thought about the whole domain name ownership, self branding, blogging for quite some time now but this is my first actual attempt. After doing a lot of research I’ve decided to follow the norm and use WordPress as the CMS since it seems to be the most popular, configurable, and most well documented. Which is very important since I don’t know php at all.
Migrating one machine to another is fairly simple in a home environment where you only have to copy over pictures, and maybe some music. Go though and figure out what programs you need to reinstall and what other crap you have accumulated that can be ignored to keep the new machine in a pristine, well organized state, for as long as possible.
this was originally posted on my free wordpress blog here
Its painfully obvious that I’ve never developed for android before. Its taking me forever to just get the basics down. Layouts, resources, databases, views, actions, intents, etc. Let alone coming up with an idea that is worth developing. Maybe it’s good I don’t have that million dollar idea yet so I’m not too frustrated and worried about it slipping through my fingers as I slowly learn this platform/environment/API.