What was that?

When I was a young lad I had, shall we say, a more “carefree” attitude towards software development. This is the story of how I learned to be a bit more methodical in my approach to certain types of issues. The project I was working on was the motion control system for a robot. Now,… Continue reading What was that?

Language matters

My non-programmer friends and relatives sometimes ask me:Why are there are so many different computer languages? My co-workers sometimes ask me:Why are there so many reference books for obscure languages on your bookshelf? The answer in both cases turns out to be the same: Language matters. The language you use affects how you think about… Continue reading Language matters

So, how was CES, anyway?

For those who don’t recognize the name, “CES” is the Consumer Electronics Show, a yearly trade show for the Consumer Electronics industry. ZING did really well at CES this year. In addition to the usual behind the scenes deal-making and partner development, we had a couple of high-profile announcements, and one of the products we’re… Continue reading So, how was CES, anyway?

So that’s what it feels like…

It was an interesting experience watching a MacWorld keynote address with a feeling of dread, rather than one of anticipation. Fortunately, Apple didn’t announce anything that makes the product I’m currently working on irrelevant, but it was interesting feeling that cold prickle of fear. The iPhone is very expensive by my standards, but that’s always… Continue reading So that’s what it feels like…

Job postings…

I’m trying to hire some White Box testers to grow my Platform QA Team here at ZING. The job descriptions on our website (and that we’ve posted to various job boards) don’t really do much to interest me in the job, so I’m worried that they’re not appealing to the folks I’m trying to recruit,… Continue reading Job postings…

A couple of quick links…

First, the first ZING product is out. Sirius Satellite Radio officially announced the Stiletto 100 yesterday. This is an important new product for Sirius, and the first use of ZING’s technology “in the wild”. More details coming soon, but you can watch the presentation from the DEMOfall 2006 conference here. Second, at the Intel Developer… Continue reading A couple of quick links…