Bookmark: Ten Year Agile Retrospective: How We Can Improve In The Next Ten Years

April 10th, 2014

Jeff Sutherland invented Scrum in 1993 and worked with Ken Schwaber to formalize Scrum at OOPSLA’95. Together, they extended and enhanced Scrum at many software companies and helped write the Agile Manifesto. Jeff’s blog reviews the origins and best practices of Scrum at

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Bookmark: Oracle 11g JDBC driver hangs blocked by /dev/random – entropy pool empty

March 22nd, 2014

Original post on Uson’s IT Blog

On a headless (==without console) network server, the Oracle 11g JDBC driver used for (Java) application connections may cause trouble. In my case, it refused to connect to the DB Server without providing any error, trace or log entry. It simply hung. After several hours, it connected one time, and froze again.

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November 16th, 2013

There are 2500 users registered on the blog. 3 of them are humans. The rest are due to spammers trying to use the blog to send mail. So I’ve disabled registration. And since commenting requires registration (previously done to limit comment spam), that means that commenting is effectively disabled as well.

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Bookmark: Put the internet to work for you.

March 28th, 2013


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Bookmarked: IFTTT / Put the internet to work for you.

March 28th, 2013
Coding for the masses!
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Some days, I love the Internet!

April 2nd, 2012

So I was having a problem with a cygwin installation. I couldn’t figure out what was going on. Two minutes of googling later, I’d found someone with my exact problem, who had solved the problem and posted to the cygwin mailing list:

I just wanted to post this in case someone else runs into this issue like I did.”

Thanks, William Voyek!

The moral of this story:

Google is Awesome (given the right search terms, and sometimes even without the right search terms, it finds what you want a lot of the time… quickly).

Open Source is awesome. (How else could you get a nearly complete Unix environment running on a proprietary OS like Windows?)

Collaboration is Awesome (William posted just because he wanted to help others)

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