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WeMo

Belkin released the Australian version of the WeMo (a WiFi controlled switch) a few weeks ago. Some experiments with it showed that it is probably the easiest home automation system out there … but it has a few annoying limitations. Read More...

Documentation

Most “engineers” are not fond of writing documentation … after all they like building things not writing about them … they will generally agree that documentation is important and that they like to receive good documentation for things that they use. So in spite of some reluctance to do it we all agree that we want good documentation. So why is there so much bad documentation out there? Read More...

How many "I"s are in your team?

The more I think about it the more I dislike the old saw “There is no I in team”. This statement is actually written from the management point of view and is rather self serving. What if we consider all the parties and their interests? Read More...

Good companies listen to bad news

There are a number of management practices that really kill company performance … one of those is actively saying “I don’t want to hear about that” … Read More...