Well this is a pretty goddamned epic website.
Agile in name only James Turner: In contrast, a company that’s agile in name only will cling to a distant release date and a laundry list of features, but still insist on short sprints and closing stories. (tagged: Agile ) shame.css Harry Roberts: You’d be forgiven for thinking the point of this whole exercise is […]
Cable Is the New Novel By Thomas Doherty, in The Chronicle of Higher Education. (tagged: essay narrative television serialization novel ) Do I Really Need A Style Guide? How to determine whether you need a style guide, and how to go about putting one together. (tagged: design style guide ) The End of Global Warming: […]
DARPA Wants to Create Space Scavengers to Leech on Dead Satellites At Gizmodo. (tagged: research space robot ) Share Cropping By Kathryn Flagg, writing for Seven Days. Speaking for myself, I have kind of a love/hate relationship with the CSA model. On the one hand, it's incredibly convenient to get a weekly stash of straight-from-the-farm […]
Grails Best Practices Amit Jain writing at InfoQ. Good round-up on (title says it all…) Grails best practices–regardless of whether/not you agree with them all. (tagged: grails ) Remembering Project Gemini At The Atlantic: this "50th anniversary" retrospective of the Gemini missions is stunning and captivating. (tagged: history astronomy space ) Groovy Goodness: Magic Package […]
A New Green Agenda for Commuters Lisa Margonelli writing for The Nation: The cost of owning and driving a car should be a major political issue. Republicans have spent the past decade talking about lowering taxes, while Democrats have put enormous effort into lowering medical costs; but most families spend more on their cars and […]
Making Laws About Making Babies at NYTimes.com (tagged: research politics fertility ) One-Third of Sun-Like Stars Have Earth-Like Planets In Habitable Zone And (as usual?) the comment thread from pedantic astrophysics nerds is awesome. (tagged: Astronomy Science research ) Innovation Starvation Neal Stephenson (writing at World Policy Institute) on the demise of innovation. Mandatory reading. […]
The Baikonur Cosmodrome – at Boston.com
When it comes to rocketry, the Russians do not fuck around.