Monthly Archive: February 2009

Spansion Fires 35% of Workforce; Reinstates Executive Pay

Spansion Fires 35% of Workforce; Reinstates Executive Pay

An interesting story (with some heated comments) with regards to a recent move by Spansion: While Spansion Inc. was cutting 35 percent of its workforce, or 3,000 jobs on Monday, the company’s board was restoring full pay to its top...

5 Cooks

5 Cooks

I recently finished up Eric Brechner’s I.M. Wright’s Hard Code. One of the more interesting aspects of development and project management that he brings up is the concept of working depth first as opposed to breadth first.  Too often, I...

When False Means True

When False Means True

I encountered an interesting problem while working with our FirstPoint Office add-in (one of the many joys of working with the Office API!). In this case, a call to ActiveDocument.CanCheckIn() would return true, even when the value was clearly false. Testing...

Cappuccino

Cappuccino

Got myself a Bialetti cappucino/latte set this week. I have to say, I’m pretty impressed. Check out the results for yourself: It comes with a milk frother cup, which worked out really well. Check out my Amazon review: I’m a...