Archive for March, 2008

Blitzweekend project: getting real with GoalR

Saturday, March 1st, 2008

Ever since I attended 37 signals "Getting Real" workshop I've want to put some of their design principles to the test. My company is Syntenic, a boutique consulting and services shop primarily focused on web operations, performance optimization via application delivery controllers (load balancing and server offload) and 24x7 high ...

Algorithmic efficiency in the face of inelegance

Saturday, March 1st, 2008

Seed magazine published a wonderful crossover article between the worlds of biology and engineering "Algorithmic Inelegance" The complexity of developmental regulation isn't a product of design at all, and it's the antithesis of what human designers would consider good planning or an elegant algorithm. It is, however, exactly what you'd expect ...