Author Archives: Richard Spindler

How the Fossil DVCS solves the privacy problem of cloud based applications

If you do not know what a DVCS (Distributed Version Control System) is, just think of Git, the popular source code management system used by the Linux kernel. But it is quite different from Git, and seems to solve a … Continue reading

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A new way of thinking and risk assessment

If you haven’t started reading the ribbonfarm blog I strongly urge you to consider reading it, because I find it to be on of the most pleasurable blogs right now. Venkats writing is very precise, and he manages to explain … Continue reading

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Engineering Managers Should Code

Hi Everyone, in this post I just want to direct your attention to the following article at Dr.Dobb’s: Engineering Managers Should Code 30% of Their Time Of course I really like the article, and I agree to that statement. And … Continue reading

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Building a virtual Software Company

Roles and Infrastructure So let’s build a virtual software company. That is, a company that creates and sells software. While this kind of effort might be possible to do alone, to make it a bit more interesting it will be … Continue reading

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Using magical practices to work with large code bases

A large and legacy code base, can sometimes be like a collection of mystical documents, they are riddled with number magic, cryptic references, mysterious rituals and descriptions. Some are are guarded and governed by old masters, that are grumpy and … Continue reading

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Conquering rising youth-unemployment, applying lessons learned in hacker communities to the “real” world.

A gap is widening, on the one hand, unemployment among young people is on the raise, on the other hand, it is getting more difficult for companies to find qualified works. A paradox it seems? I don’t think so, neither … Continue reading

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Software Engineering: Workflow Pipeline

Building Software is difficult, it helps to have the best tools available though. One such Tool to have is an integrated development pipeline for your workflow though. Especially if you are planning to work as a team. And since there … Continue reading

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Only that which can be copied is truly unique

Paradox it seems, does it? Lots has been written about the cultivation of an abundance mindset, in contrast to the more widely adopted scarcity mindset. One mindset, the one that is often cultivated by shady advertising material, and publications aimed … Continue reading

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Going Nude: Learning Skills that require no Tools and Equipment

Currently I am quite obsessed about the idea of doing things “nude”, that is not necessarily without clothes, but rather without much preparation and equipment. That might range from entertaining a crowd with just being yourself and showing a few tricks. Just look at … Continue reading

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Spiritual Enlightenment for non-believers – Expanding your intellectual toolbox

If you are coming from an atheist, highly intellectual culture, like I do, where science and facts are given the uttermost emphasis, you might find it hard or ridiculous to even consider thinking about or discussing something that could be … Continue reading

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