January 27th, 2006


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OK, I think I've seen the software development conference I need to attend this year. I've been in danger of getting behind on the latest methodologies and paradigms these last few years — heck, I'm happiest coding C++ — so I think I need a bringing back up to speed: Waterfall 2006.

(OK, so it espouses the waterfall process, but as they say: After years of being disparaged by some in the software development community, the waterfall process is back with a vengeance. You've always known a good waterfall-based process is the right way to develop software projects. Come to the Waterfall 2006 conference and see how a sequential development process can benefit your next project.)

A bad week for NASA

NASA's three worst disasters are commemorated within a handful of days.

  • Apollo 1's launchpad fire was 39 years ago today

  • The Challenger launch disaster was 20 years ago tomorrow 

  • The Columbia re-entry disaster was 3 years ago this coming Wednesday

A sombre thought