When you have two choices and one is harder, the only reason you’re even considering the other is laziness.
—Paul Graham, How to Make Wealth. And that’s just a small footnote.

TDD is Kanban for Code

Kent Beck draws some interesting analogies between two of my favorite software development processes: TDD and Kanban.

Rands In Repose: An Unexpected Connection

In which Rands explores the fascinating machinations of the geek’s internal relevancy engine, and its role in discovering structure in the world. This article is relevant to my interests.

Very cool: A spreadsheet plot by J.K. Rowling for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Always inspiring to get a glimpse into the creative processes of someone whose works you admire.

IAC Building

Madeira Island, in Portugal, is now on my travel list.

Assembly instructions from hell

Apple to hold "Back to the Mac" media event October 20

Looks like we’ll get a “sneak peek” of OS X 10.7 next week! I am looking forward to seeing how Mail and Calendar incorporate the experiences of a few years of iOS app design. FaceTime in iChat will probably be a given, as well.