Best Kept Secrets of Peer Code Review by Jason Cohen

It has been three years since I have been under the oppressive finger of the waterfall software engineering process, but that is still what comes to mind when I hear the words "peer review." Corporate software outfits typically require programmers to present their code to other engineers in hopes of finding bugs and fixing them … Continue reading Best Kept Secrets of Peer Code Review by Jason Cohen

Importing a Contacts CSV into Gmail and BitPim Correctly

Snowmageddon was the perfect excuse for me to initiate my migration over to Google Gmail and play with Google Voice. I had to start by exporting and merging my contacts out of an LG EnV via BitPim, Microsoft Windows XP Address Book, and Microsoft Hotmail Contacts. The export to comma-separated values (CSV) in each application … Continue reading Importing a Contacts CSV into Gmail and BitPim Correctly

The Unplugged by Ruven Meulenberg

While researching user experience design techniques, I stumbled upon some nifty whiteboard magnets for prototyping called GuiMags as well as a complementing book called The Unplugged. GuiMags look like the nicest way to prototype something before going to HTML and CSS. Labor intensive forms of prototyping don't seem to add much value, and paper and … Continue reading The Unplugged by Ruven Meulenberg

David Allen on Twitter and Cocktail Parties

I recently heard David Allen's commentary on Twitter. He's an experimental¬†user and has some good thoughts on its utility. One thing he said particularly stood out to me as a nice heuristic when determining the bounds of my commitments to others and myself: Am I going to too many cocktail parties this week? Or should … Continue reading David Allen on Twitter and Cocktail Parties