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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Water-Scrum-fall is the reality of agile

From the Software Development Times (www.sdtimes.com):
3 observations:
  1. Water defines the upfront work
  2. Scrum comes in the middle of the process
  3. Fall: Limits to release frequency

Agile Slaves

Books on Lean Software Development

From Software Development Times (http://sdtimes.com/):
"Implementing Lean Software Development: From Concept to Cash"By Mary Poppendieck and Tom PoppendieckThis book taught me a different way of thinking, and helped me understand where the agile approach to software development comes from. I had read a lot of agile stuff on the Web, but the ideas presented there were not well defended. The authors of this book show you the research behind their approach to software development.— Bill Wagner
"Leading Lean Software Development: Results Are Not the Point "By Mary Poppendieck and Tom Poppendieck"Leading Lean Software Development" addresses one of the key issues that software development teams following the Scrum methodology tend to struggle with: how to focus on the larger organization, not just the team itself.— Ellen Gottesdiener

Friday, December 9, 2011

Art & Technology

Tag: We’re It is a digital art installation that used projectors to deliver a floating field of droplets along a white wall. Visitors to the exhibition were invited to share a memory which is recorded and they were then presented with a frame which they could use to reconstruct a Microsoft Tag by placing their frame on any grouping of droplets on the wall. This may sound confusing – just hit play on the video above to see the resulting beauty of the installation. Viewers could use their smartphone to scan the tag that their frame created and access any one of a hundred pre-recorded video memories, perhaps even their own.

The exhibition was attended by over 400 people in two days, and was extended by the gallery for two weeks through the E.A.S.T. Austin studio tour - Austin’s single largest art event of the year. It was the work of Lisa Kaselak, a filmmaker and digital artist and Lee Billington, a creative director and designer specializing in interactive design. They wanted a two-dimensional piece of art that you could explore and that delivered more than just the surface content. Microsoft Tag afforded that opportunity, not least as the Tag’s are dynamic (unlike QR codes) so the video content could easily be changed.

To quote one of their visitors - "I haven’t seen art and technology come together in quite this way"

Piet & Other Languages

I love Piet! It’s so cool!

Piet: http://www.dangermouse.net/esoteric/piet.html

Other esoteric languages: http://www.dangermouse.net/esoteric/

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Miniatur Wunderland

Miniatur Wunderland
I wonder what the IT infrastructure is for its support?

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Genetic Algorithms & Einstein Equations

I think that genetic algorithms may be used to automatically discover new (exact and approximate) solutions of Einstein Equations. I have written a little bit on how to do so here @ https://skydrive.live.com/?sc=documents&cid=58aac97211c98e70#cid=58AAC97211C98E70&id=58AAC97211C98E70%21182

Free Molecular Genetics Book

Free book on Theoretical Molecular Genetics @ http://evolution.genetics.washington.edu/pgbook/pgbook.html

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