Thursday, October 31, 2019

2019-10-31 Thursday - "Rabid Agile" (tm)

I had an opportunity to cite this today - in a client meeting, while discussing how I've defined proponents of "Rabid Agile" (tm) - that promote the idea that there is no need to document the design of the software to be built (or, draw diagrams) - and who claim the source code is the design. 

Meeks Software Architecture Conjecture #1:
"The source code may (or may not) be a full implementation of the desired capability needed by the business - but is more likely just an approximation (constrained by permitted time, allocated budget, and available skills/talent of the team involved). Therefore it should not be confused with the actual or desired (or envisioned) design - that may require multiple years to achieve - of which the current source code may only reflect a partial (and incomplete, or inaccurate) representation."


Sunday, October 20, 2019

2019-10-20 Sunday - Growing a Professional Network

In late March, I embarked on a focused effort to expand my professional network. I started with ~500 connections - pruned that down to ~475, and began working on building new branches, expanding my network with a new tapestry of far-flung roots.

Today marks a milestone (after some further pruning) > 2,000 - high quality connections - a carefully curated global network of: Decision makers, leaders, innovators, scientists, scholars, researchers, amazing engineers and technologists, creators, makers, teachers, communicators, writers, speakers, executives.

Saturday, October 19, 2019

2019-10-19 Saturday - USB 3.0 KVM Switcher

I'm looking to add a bit of kit to my traveling office setup - a solution to allow me to easily switch using my Logitech MK540 wireless keyboard and mouse - between two computers.

This is the product I've selected to order...

ULBRE Soho KVM Switch 4 Port USB 3.0 Sharing Box Selector, 4Port Peripheral Switcher KM Adapter KVM Console Hub for Office PC Printer Mouse Keyboard
    • Amazon'sChoice
    • 116 reviews  
    • Note this statement in the product description: "2.4Ghz wireless devices, such as wifi, wireless keyboard and mouse adapters, may not work stably in close proximity to USB 3.0 devices or hubs. Try using the host port or a USB 2.0 connection."

Other alternatives I considered:

USB 3.0 Switch Selector,ABLEWE KVM Switcher Adapter 4 Port USB Peripheral Switcher Box Hub for Mouse, Keyboard, Scanner, Printer, PCs with One-Button Switch and 2 Pack USB Cable, by ABLEWE

Rocketek USB Switch, USB 3.0 Sharing Switch for 2 Computers Sharing 4 USB 3.0 Ports, KVM Switches for PCs with One-Button Swapping, High Data Transfer Speed & 2 Pack USB Cable 

USB3.0 Switch Selector, 2 Computers 6-Port USB 3.0 Peripheral Sharing Switch Hub Adapter for Keyboard, Mouse, U-disk, Printer, KVM One-Second Switcher USB3.0, Compatible with Mac / Windows / Linux

USB 3.0 Switch Selector, 2 Computer Sharing 4 USB Devices, KVM Switcher Box for Mouse Keyboard Scanner Printer PC, with One Button Swapping and USB3.0 Cable, by Rybozen

USB3.0 Manual Sharing Switch for USB Device USBHUB Printer Scanner Two Computers (A/B Switch) by Miraview Netmate

Sunday, October 13, 2019

2019-10-13 Sunday - Book Review - SharePoint Online from Scratch

My Amazon Review:
When I started my search for a useful text to accelerate my learning curve of SharePoint Online, I did an exhaustive examination of the Table of Contents of almost every recently published SharePoint book available on Amazon.

Peter's organization of the information in his book was exceptionally notable - and was my first purchase. My intuition was correct - and I have not been disappointed. His writing is concise - and provides immediate actionable value.

Later, I found that Peter has also provided excellent supplemental information on his web site - and his YouTube channel videos are very helpful as well.

A github repository I've started to organize my lessons learned - as I find other useful resources, books, videos, presentations, tips, and tricks:

Tuesday, October 08, 2019

2019-10-08 Tuesday - Get Your Mug: Got Budget Sparky?

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An excellent addition to any professional's toolkit!

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