Unacceptable Server Architectures

Who Says Server Architectures Can’t Be Funny?

June 20th, 2005 by Hans Bjordahl :: 4 Comments

You know, anyone can do a gag about airline food (and I’ve done a few), but a comic about server architectures? It’s a little more challenging. (The one above can also be found in the premiere issue of TechNet Magazine.)

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Blogs: Passing Fad or Permanent Media Shift?

June 20th, 2005 by Hans Bjordahl :: 7 Comments

Help me settle a bar bet. Are blogs a passing fad or a permanent media shift?

I used to be in the “fad” camp, but I’m now coming around to the latter point of view.

The case for blogs as a passing fad:

  • There are a lot of parellels with the “webzine” craze of the mid to late ’90s.

  • It seems like much of the blog traffic is from bloggers reading each others’ blogs and blogging about each others’ blogs (and yes, then blogging about what other bloggers said about blogging blogs at the blogging conference).

  • Posting what you ate for breakfast on the Internet for all to see does not a media shift make. Except maybe for this person.

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Bug Bash is a comic strip written and illustrated by Hans Bjordahl. Bug Bash is a comic strip about technology: managing technology, the business of technology. It's about project management and managing projects through the dull world of Rational Rose, use cases, and requirements. Functional requirements, user requirement, functional specifications, design specifications, call it what you want but it's still the bane of project managers. And when you're done with that, you can think about all the fun that comes with timelines, scheduling, estimates (PERT estimation anyone?) and resourcing until Gantt charts are coming out of your ears. Let's not forget the risk management in the software engineering life cycle. Maintaining the project is just as much fun, managing what was initially set out in requirements and trying to keep feature creep / scope creep in check with change management. If any of these words send nightmares to you, the project manager, then this site probably rings true with you. (Who Links Here?)