Category Archives: Misc

A Developer Running For Parliament

Bozhidar Bozhanov, a well-known software professional, decided to run for Bulgarian parliament. He wrote: “Lawmaking is quite like programming (except it doesn’t regulate computer behavior, it regulates public life, which is far more complex and important). I already have a decent … Continue reading

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In memory of Dr. Harold Boley

Dr. Harold Boley passed away in December 2020. Being a well-known scientist in the semantic web movement and the Chair of RuleML from 2001 to 2020, Harold devoted a lot of efforts to integrate the academic research in the area … Continue reading

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Virtual Meetings: DOs and DON’Ts

It’s safe to say we’ve all gotten comfortable with virtual meetings, maybe even a little too comfortable. If you’re struggling with virtual meeting fatigue, read DOs and DON’Ts recommended by Netmind.net: 

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Buridan’s Indecisioning

Buridan’s Principle: A discrete decision based upon an input having a continuous range of values cannot be made within a bounded length of time.  Leslie Lamport Everyday example: “You’re walking down the street and realize, to your chagrin, that you’re … Continue reading

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The ‘computer’ can be wrong

Ben Evans: “A long-running story: in 1999 the UK Post office deployed a buggy software system to its branches that led to almost a thousand people being wrongly accused and convicted of theft, and this is only now being unwound. … Continue reading

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What does it mean to be an expert?

An IT expert Bozhidar Bozhanov makes interesting points about being an expert: “First, make sure you know what you don’t know, so that you can explore it if needed. Second, we need to value expertise with its imperfections. There is … Continue reading

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Free COVID-19 apps from BPM vendors

Sandy Kemsley wrote: “I’m aware of a few companies in our industry who are offering free apps — some just to customers, some to everyone — that can help to fight COVID-19 in different ways.” Link

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Happy Pi Day!

Pi Day is an annual celebration of the mathematical constant π (pi). Pi Day is observed on March 14 (3/14 in the month/day format) since 3, 1, and 4 are the first three significant digits of π. In 2009, the United States House of Representatives supported the designation of Pi Day. Pi … Continue reading

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Agile Lipstick…

Do you agree with this LinkedIn article: “Many Organisations are just applying Agile Lipstick i.e. making superficial or cosmetic changes in a futile attempt to disguise the true nature of the challenges their Organisation face“? Link

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Code for Good

Every year JPMorgan Chase invites university students and experienced professionals to join them for an impactful experience: Code for Good, a series of hackathons hosted in their global technology centers. During these events, participants spend 12-24 hours with JPM employees, … Continue reading

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