First there was #antennaegate, then the infusible stories on the new Apple iPhone 6 bending (see 5 million articles/posts/videos of whining on #bendgate) under 80 lbs or more of highly unusual physical forces. Now the media and fashion challenged (read: nimrods who stuff their expensive tech in tight fitting jeans, then bend over) people are stuck in “we don’t have a story” mode again (or I’m bored and have no journalism skills?) with a dig on Samsung over #gapgate. Read the rest of this entry »
Jim Whitehurst discussed the interactions or lack thereof between infrastructure and operational folks and the guys who are locked in the closet – developers – in an interview with Fredric Paul (Network World). They discussed the fact that software is becoming ever more omnipresent in technology. It is the first level of interaction for users. People do tend to tune out the sleek new hardware and focus on the software experience. And it better be a good one! Not many end users care about the backend. So, Whitehurst asks the important question… Read the rest of this entry »
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The world is changing, becoming smaller and smaller everyday thanks in large part to technology. Read the rest of this entry »
Originally posted on http://www.mountaingoatsoftware.com/blog
I am a fan of Mike Cohn and follow his blog, books, and courses regularly. He makes a great point about how we sometimes jump right into solving the problem rather than stating goals, documenting requirements, constraints and criteria for acceptance. Read more at his blog…
In case you haven’t noticed, a few months ago we launched Front Row Agile, a site dedicated to video training courses on agile and Scrum. This has placed me in the role of product owner for the site. And recently, the team on the project criticized my story writing! It was a valid criticism, so I want to share it here.
As you’d expect on a video training site, someone who buys a course is asked to review the course after watching it. Unfortunately very few course participants were leaving reviews. In fact, we’d only had one review given.
Unable to sign-out of iCloud on Mac OS X Mavericks
Have you recently tried to change your appleid (appleid.apple.com) and ran into problems trying to “sign-out” of iCloud or removing the iCloud Apple Mail account on Mac OS X Mavericks? I have. I searched for a month here and there trying to find a solution that worked. Nothing helped and my beast needed a fix. Finally, I scheduled a support call with the nice folks at Apple. I asked for an exception to the charge because the problem was on my 2008 Mac Pro that I bought used off of CL. Granted. So, the tech and I got to work. We went through all the easy steps but this was a very stubborn problem. The cause is still unknown, but now I know the cure. Read the rest of this entry »
I just read a charming article about “a petite woman’s experience with a new “large” smartphone. While the article is purely subjective it does shed light on the fact that the technology industry has largely ignored product sizing features. Read the rest of this entry »