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angry, productive birds (tecznotes)
"You can control time when you can see it." Things I like here: half-day resolution; tracking time as a group, rather than solo activity; the value of projects that may be numerically "over budget". Meetings as "0" is interesting; I'm not sure about that yet.
management  project  stamen  mikemigurski  software 
december 2011 by infovore
The Toaster Project
"I'm Thomas Thwaites and I'm trying to build a toaster, from scratch - beginning by mining the raw materials and ending with a product that Argos sells for only £3.99. A toaster." This is clearly amazing, and a timely reminder of, you know, what the age of mass production really means.
technology  toaster  industry  massproduction  design  project 
june 2009 by infovore
Skew, The Frontend Engineer's Misery @ Irrational Exuberance
"With limited influence, unlimited hands in the pie, a low barrier to critique, and the perception of triviality, frontend engineers are the janitors of software development. Rather than cleaning up trash, the boulder they toil beneath is skew: the distance between team member's conceptions of a project." This really feels very familiar: it's the most under-appreciated art in the stack of software development, and the one that takes the brunt of the crap.
engineering  programming  development  frontend  product  software  project  management 
april 2009 by infovore
The Impossible Project
"We aim to re-start production of analog INTEGRAL FILM for vintage Polaroid cameras in 2010. We have acquired Polaroid's old equipment, factory and seek your support." They're serious. Wow.
photography  film  manufacturing  project  polaroid 
january 2009 by infovore
Lost Garden: Fishing Girl: Game Prototyping Challenge
"...there are dozens of talented programmers who live outside of Seattle who can’t participate in our weekly chats. This makes me sad. So I decided to share some of our graphics as part of a brand spanking new game prototyping challenge. Free graphics + new game prototyping challenge = Happiness." Lovely idea. Wouldn't mind trying this at some point.
flash  games  design  project  danc  prototype 
november 2008 by infovore
Bleep Labs » Thing-a-ma-kits!
"Now noisy makers can assemble and modify their own light controlled analog noise friend!" I want an analog noise friend.
toys  synthesizer  music  project  hardware  electronics  sound  noise 
september 2008 by infovore
thisplacement » Adventures in Urban Computing
"This is a write-up of my diploma project in interaction design from the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. The project is entitled ‘Adventures in Urban Computing’ and this weblog post contains a brief project description and a pdf of the diploma report." Well worth a read, and beautifully presented. I need to chew over this more.
ubicomp  urban  computing  behaviour  change  interactiondesign  design  project 
august 2008 by infovore
Agile Game Development: Agile values - Responding to change over following a plan
"A popular misconception about agile is that it doesn’t allow for plans. This isn’t true. Agile focuses on the activity of planning rather than focusing on a fixed plan."
agile  software  development  projectmanagement  programming  project 
august 2008 by infovore
How To Launch Software (Aaron Swartz's Raw Thought)
"...for software developers, it's moronic. Your software isn't being released in theaters, it's available over the Web. You don't have to worry about the theater no longer showing after week one; you can keep pushing it for years, growing your userbase."
software  development  project  management  launch  strategy  projectmanagement 
august 2008 by infovore
Lost Garden: The Scary List
"Every day, we have our team meeting and on one of the walls is a white board containing the heading 'Scary List'. When someone catches whiff of a problem or rumor that could potentially sink the projects, we jot it on the list."
management  process  project  projectmanagement  agile 
may 2008 by infovore
Cash Flow Management For Small Business - Pulse
"Pulse is a web-based cash flow management tool that allows you to easily monitor the heartbeat of your small business - your cash." Has Basecamp integration, too.
business  finance  money  management  webapps  project 
december 2007 by infovore
oscilloscope clock
A kit to output a digital clock face to any two-axis oscilloscope.
electronics  oscilloscope  clock  project 
april 2007 by infovore
Alternatives to Basecamp for Project Management
Sometimes, you need things Basecamp can't give you - or workflow it's not capable of.
basecamp  software  projectmanagement  collaboration  project  tools 
april 2007 by infovore

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