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Friday 11 October 2013 The Forest Road Reader, No 95

Allan argues strongly that projects don't make sense for software. I've often thought about this, and largely agree. Where I work at the moment we have been making pretty strenuous efforts to work in a more agile manner. We're not perfect, but we're getting better. Running against this is a requirement to bid for "capital expenditure" for work you want to six months hence. The two are in more or less direct opposition and it'll be interesting and/or disasterous to see how we work this out over the next little while.

Yesterday's edition of The Bottom Line, about defence and security contractors, was fascinating.

GNU Make 4.0 released. Life in the old dog yet.

Thousands of teenagers fail in GCSE English and maths and with reasoning like that shown from question 98 our current Education Secretary would join them.

Amazing explanation of calculating inverse square roots using bit reinterpretation and an apparently magical constant. My brain hurts.

Only 75 shopping days left until Christmas. Take it easy.




Jez Higgins

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