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Grace notes - Bobulate
"Learning to play music is an long exercise learning to to be kind to yourself. As your fingers stumble to keep up with your eyes and ears, your brain will say unkind things to the rest of you. And when this tangle of body and mind finally makes sense of a measure or a melody, there is peace. Or, more accurately, harmony. And like the parents who so energetically both fill a house with music and seek its quietude, both are needed to make things work. As with music, it takes a lifetime of practice to be kind to yourself. Make space for that practice, and the harmony will emerge."

music  kindness  practice  routine  selfcare 
july 2016 by infovore
code like you don’t have the time (tecznotes)
[this is good] and I will remember more of it in future.
migurski  engineering  software  practice 
november 2015 by infovore
The Rivet Press - The Press - Adele Stafford / Maker
"Show up for the work. For me, this means sitting at my loom every day and weaving for at least a few hours no matter what else might be pulling at me in business or in life. I was given this advice early on, in both my studio art education and in writing workshops I attended over the years. This commitment is the gateway to developing a habit, and in turn, a creative practice. The simple repetition of throwing the shuttle across the loom for even an hour has never failed to open up my thinking, ground my anxiety and, ultimately, move the work forward. Even if my thoughts don't dramatically shift, I can walk away from the work and see tangible evidence of a woven yard or two. Affirmation." As if I didn't need reminding. (I bookmarked this primarily, though, for the beautiful photos and workplace.)
weaving  textiles  work  practice  process  photography 
april 2015 by infovore
CP's Projects: Small Build, Big Execuition
"A rats nest of wires on a breadboard is not a finished project, it is an easily damaged mess." So true. Some good examples about designing your hobby projects for maintenance and simplicity.
electronics  making  process  practice  tidyness 
july 2013 by infovore
TMI: Waterfall, Agile, Teen Sex and Category Errors
"Agile is like teen sex: Everyone wants to do it, many say they're doing it, only some actually are, and very few are doing it right." Yup.
programming  development  software  practice  process  agile 
march 2009 by infovore
The Disciplines of User Experience
"...what is user experience design by itself, those areas that aren’t filled up with other bubbles? I tried to answer some of that in an earlier post, but the short answer is: not much, aside from coordination between the various disciplines, or what used to be called creative direction. It’s about the joining of the different disciplines, and not particularly a discipline in and of itself... Without the “raw materials” of the disciplines that make up UX, UX would be empty indeed." Some nice thoughts, clearly delineated, from Dan.
userexperience  ux  design  diagram  visualisation  practice 
december 2008 by infovore
"I’ve reproduced the list [of rules from Lockheed’s Skunk Works] here with an identification of a modern software development rule or business practice that it corresponds to." Good stuff from Matt J. Can't wait to see his book.
software  development  management  projectmanagement  skunkworks  agile  scrum  process  practice  thoughtbot 
june 2008 by infovore
Introducing Scrum at Large Animal
"...they need to keep thinking creatively about how they work together and continuously try to improve their process. This mindset is the key to high performing, self-organizing teams."
scrum  xp  agile  games  development  software  process  management  practice 
may 2008 by infovore :: Go for a walk
"When faced with a roblem you want to solve, or even to find out where the real problems are in the first place, try what the native americans called the Medicine Walk." I've been doing this a lot recently, and the pairing tip is spot-on.
process  practice  productivity  walk  walking  meditiation  calm 
april 2008 by infovore
Tom Hume: Walking with skeletons
"A Walking Skeleton is a tiny implementation of the system that performs a small end-to-end function. It ... should link together the main architectural components. The architecture and the functionality can then evolve in parallel."
agile  development  practice  management  softwareengineering 
february 2008 by infovore
dormando - Dormando's [crappy] Operations Mantras
SixApart's MySQL DBA shares some thoughts on running tight ops ships. Lots of good wisdom in here.
operations  hosting  deployment  development  server  web  maintenance  practice 
february 2008 by infovore
They Write the Right Stuff
"Software is everything. It also sucks." Fascinating article on remedying that idea, about the team that writes software for the Space Shuttle. It's practically the polar opposite of web development. Some bits of that are probably good; some are perhaps n
development  programming  software  article  spaceshuttle  practice  methodology  management  business 
november 2007 by infovore
Top ten ways to know you are not doing agile - Alistair Cockburn
Pretty much true, all of it. One day, I'll experience this. One day.
agile  practice  development 
october 2007 by infovore
Ask 37signals: Do I need a designer to make pretty? - (37signals)
"When designers and programmers work with the same materials, they speak the same language. That’s an incredibly helpful way to work together"... and hugely dependent on the people. At best, I try to achieve this with the people I've worked with.
design  development  procedure  practice  web 
october 2007 by infovore
Professional Software Development » Strategies for Effective Code Reviews
"You need to mentally prepare yourself before starting a review by reminding yourself of the purpose of the review and the need for a critical, questioning attitude." Nice article on how to make code reviews effective.
code  review  software  development  programming  practice 
october 2007 by infovore
GuitarLog - The Practice Tool For Guitarists
Getting Practice Done. A bit metric/exercise focused for my liking, but maybe worth checking out.
guitar  practice  productivity  music 
august 2007 by infovore
Introduction to Abject-Oriented Programming — Typical Programmer
"The number of lines of code in the application is a common measure of the importance of the application, and the number of lines a programmer can produce in a day, week, or month is a useful metric for project planning and resource allocation."
programming  development  practice  methodology  humour  funny 
july 2007 by infovore » Blog Archive » Asshole driven development
"Any team where the biggest jerk makes all the big decisions is asshole driven development." This, and many more gems, can be found in this Scott Berkun blogpost.
development  practice  methodology  management  software  programming  humour 
july 2007 by infovore
Gamasutra - News
Several features at Gamasutra I need to read right now.
games  features  theory  practice 
june 2005 by infovore

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