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These demonstrate how I come up to speed on unfamiliar technology quickly.

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SimonClone on AppBrain SimonClone on github           A clone of the 1978 electronic game by Milton Bradley, Simon.
All about SimonClone I have a separate page that tells All about my SimonClone Android app.

Sudoku-Solver.jar GUI and simple solver for Sudoku Puzzles.
This was my first non-trivial Java app, and I completed it in a week.
For your convenience, I also typed in some sample puzzles.

Run as Applet Run the above Sudoku solver class as an applet. Alas you can't load or save puzzles. TODO: Remove menu from Applet, or enable some file I/O.
Learning for the first time how to make an applet from an app took a day.


Formal talks given and published papers.

Link Description

The Evolution of turnin A USENIX talk I delivered in 1990 at USENIX in Anaheim on a classroom-oriented File Exchange service.


As an engineer and a poet, I often feel called to present a distillation of some complex topic I've been exploring. It is my hope that these papers enable others to find a point of engagement to either clarify understanding or to motivate their own explorations.

Many of these papers were targeted at the people I managed as a team leader so they could understand why they should bother with unpleasant activities like measuring their project performance, or how they could get insight into marketing their ideas without having to slog through reading a whole marketing book.

Type Link Description

Trip Report: vmug-2009-07.html VMware User Group, July 2009
Book Review: mindful-path.html The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion: Freeing Yourself from Destructive Thoughts and Emotions by Christopher Germer
Book Review: tipping-point.html The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
Editorial: basement.html Does your computer belong in the office, living room or basement?
Book Review: chasm.html Crossing the Chasm by Geoffrey A. Moore
Fun: evil-overloard.html The Top 100 Things I'd Do If ever I Became an Evil Overloard
Digest: Project Management Metrics This is a short paper to help the engineers who work on projects or who have to lead them understand the reasons why project metrics are useful, and how to come up with metrics that help make a project successful.

Last updated: 24 March 2010