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The Book | Chess and the Art of Enterprise Architecture
"In spite of many `best practices’ and `frameworks’ that have been introduced, Enterprise Architecture is not a great success. After thirty years, we still have the same problems. Chaos is still everywhere. Projects still fail far too often."
enterprise_architecture  change  dopost  book 
yesterday by niksilver
The Story of the Suicidal Kangaroo - The Analogies Project
"Identify the suicidal kangaroos within your organisation. Typically resistance to behaviour change is related to a particular culture, so you may find that a particular department or function (where cultural norms are distinct to that function) may be resistant to behaviour change."
security  analogy  change  dopost 
yesterday by niksilver
Would You Ever Fire a Client Because They Were Unkind? | Dave Aron | Pulse | LinkedIn
"When my colleague introduced me and set up the meet, [the client] told me to 'give my pitch', then proceeded to open his laptop and read his email whilst I talked about what we could do. He did not do this surreptitiously, or try to pretend he was also listening; he wanted to show us that he actively ignoring us. Obviously it was not a fun experience, and looking back on it, I wished I had had the courage to stop the meeting and leave."
culture  people  kindness  behaviour  dopost 
yesterday by niksilver
Software Architecture training musings, day 2 | Richard Wild | Pulse | LinkedIn
Wow - "Don't make software architect a higher pay grade than the developers. This fosters the idea that development is something to aspire away from, and hinders collaboration."
architecture  software_development  careers  dopost  training 
yesterday by niksilver
“They never want the gravy train to end”—the NASA contracts debate lifts off | Ars Technica UK
"At the heart of this issue lies a tussle between traditional aerospace companies and their penchant for cost-plus contracts and a desire by new space firms such as SpaceX for fixed-price awards."
elon_musk  space  spacex  nasa  dopost  contracts 
2 days ago by niksilver
Android killed Windows Phone, not Apple - The Verge
"So Windows Phone is well and truly dead(excepting a tiny handful of Windows 10 devices). There it lies, buried in the graveyard of failed smartphone platforms. Cause of death: Android. Yes, really."
windows_phone  android  google  microsoft  dopost  mobile 
6 days ago by niksilver
White House releases voter-fraud comments, personal info included (updated)
"As noted by former Deputy Secretary of Labor Chris Lu on Twitter, however, the commission published 112 pages of public comment "without redacting email addresses, home addresses & phone numbers.""
personal_data  usa  voting  dopost 
6 days ago by niksilver
Thousands sign up to clean sewage because they didn't read the small print | Technology | The Guardian
"The (hopefully) joke clause was inserted in the terms and conditions of Manchester-based wifi company Purple for a period of two weeks, “to illustrate the lack of consumer awareness of what they are signing up to when they access free wifi”."
humour  legal  wifi  terms_and_conditions  dopost 
7 days ago by niksilver
What was it like to be at Xerox PARC when Steve Jobs visited? - Quora
"I can supply a few comments to highlight just how little attention is paid in the media, histories, and by most people to find out what actually happened."
apple  xerox  history  user_interfaces  dopost 
8 days ago by niksilver
Lumosity boosts brain function by 0%, the same as normal video games—study | Ars Technica UK
"Brain training may do little more than train healthy brains to be good at brain training, yet another study suggests."
neuroscience  research  games  dopost 
10 days ago by niksilver
Two-factor authentication is a mess - The Verge
"We talk about two-factor like aspirin — a uniform, all-purpose fix that’s straightforward to apply — but the reality is far more complex. The general framework still offers meaningful protection, but it’s time to be honest about its limits."
security  2fa  authentication  dopost 
11 days ago by niksilver
Here’s how to find the weak spots in your personal security | Ars Technica UK
"By using threat modeling to identify your own particular pile of risks, you can then move to counter the ones that are most likely and most dangerous."
risk  security  advice  modelling  dopost 
11 days ago by niksilver
‘Alexa, what is the GDP?’ How the ONS is planning for a technological future |
"David Best, director of digital services at the Office for National Statistics, likes to plan for the future. But, as some organisations lumber towards it a micro-step at a time, Best wants the ONS to be not just prepared, but leading the way."
ons  interview  transformation  dopost 
14 days ago by niksilver
How hackers can steal your 2FA email account by getting you to sign up for another website / Boing Boing
"[The attack] leverages a bunch of clever insights into how password resets work to steal your email account (and other kinds of accounts), even when it's protected by two-factor authentication."
security  hacking  research  passwords  dopost 
15 days ago by niksilver
Recreate the thrills of '90s PC admin in this browser game
"In his latest game It Is As If You Were Doing Work, players find themselves logging in to a brilliantly realized Windows 95 backdrop as they're tasked with clicking boxes and doing completely pointless 'work'."
work  humour  game  windows  automation  dopost 
15 days ago by niksilver
"Hyper-Reality (total runtime approx 6 minutes) is a concept film by Keiichi Matsuda. It presents a provocative and kaleidoscopic new vision of the future, where physical and virtual realities have merged, and the city is saturated in media."
future  video  augmented_reality  dopost 
22 days ago by niksilver
Apple tries to clamp down on leaks with mixed success
"Many of Apple's anti-leak investigators, including Rice himself, come from agencies like the NSA, FBI and Secret Service -- does it really need to treat an iPad leak like a matter of national security? The company will also pursue in-house leakers for years, and is adamant that employees avoid discussing products with family or in the more public parts of Apple's offices. It'll sometimes place overseers on product teams to actively prevent leaks."
security  apple  working_practices  dopost 
4 weeks ago by niksilver
Microsoft Surface Laptop Teardown - iFixit
"Verdict: The Surface Laptop is not a laptop. It’s a glue-filled monstrosity."
microsoft_surface  hardware  guides  dopost 
4 weeks ago by niksilver
Programming with spaces instead of tabs makes you richer, according to survey | Ars Technica UK
"Developers who use tabs to indent their code, developers who fight for truth and justice and all that is good in the world, those developers have a median salary of $43,750."
humour  survey  programming  dopost 
5 weeks ago by niksilver
61 US cities and three states vow to uphold Paris climate agreement
"Shortly after Donald Trump told the world that the US would withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, American cities and states vowed they would abide by the international compact anyway."
leadership  climate_change  donald_trump  dopost 
7 weeks ago by niksilver

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