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February 25, 2013

My youngest showed me a bookmark that listed the 20 Texas Bluebonnet nominated books. “Mom, I’m going to read all 20 of these books,” he said. Needless to say, I did cartwheels and back flips in my mind. (The only place it can happen as I haven’t done a decent cartwheel since the ’80s.) A [...]
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December 18, 2012

When I had thumb surgery in 2008, I invested in voice recognition software to try to get work done. I spent most of the time fighting and correcting the Dragon Naturally Speaking. The one good thing that came out of the maddening experience was this funny speech-to-text software post. Despite having little hope in software [...]
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December 13, 2012

My daughter and I went to her elementary school — where her little brother was a third grader — for the senior reception. Every year, the elementary schools hold senior receptions inviting all the graduating seniors to visit old friends and connect with their former teachers. Even the parents reconnected. I hadn’t seen some since [...]
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June 1, 2012

There is 1 feature in your current product that you could take out today, without any negative consequence at all. Taking it out will make maintenance and software evolution, technical debt, support, and probably even the user experience better. It will make your codebase more maintainable. It will make everyone happier. You added that feature [...]
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I suddenly understood: the new blogging is BETTER than the old blogging. Twitter, Facebook etc., that’s for links and quickies. Blogging is for deep thinking, well written essays etc. (And for news blogs etc.) That’s what I enjoy reading, and I think that’s what I’ll try to be blogging then. Firing up LiveWriter!
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