General IT Rant

Legacy System – You’re damned if ….. full stop

Within the past year or so, I have worked with an utterly shameful technology. It was initially marketed in the early 90's as ...Read more

Shall I write a mock, shim, stub, ….? I will opt for none of them thank you

I have a licensed third party API, it cost my company around 7,200€, and it was provided as part of an integration layer ...Read more

Pay up or we’ll release a porn video of you. Only US$300

OK, firstly this blog post is a general IT rant, left field of my normal rants, and atypical of my normal technical and business ...Read more

Sorry – 2TB of data is sooooooooo much disk space!

2 TB, or 2 terabytes, or 2,000,000,000,000 bytes is sooooooooo much disk space, of course you can't have a clone of of the ...Read more

Yet another gripe from a Software Developer: I really do wish people wouldn’t “Help Me Out”

Kevin Bacon is one cool dude. From his performances in The River Wild and Footloose, to the unforgettable Hollow Man, he constantly exudes ...Read more

UML in Software Development – how to not be taken seriously

Last week I received a requirements document that contained 42 pages of UML Use Case Diagrams. The document was useless - page after page after ...Read more

When you have to resort to statistics, you know it’s time to redesign the software, or throw it away!

Yesterday the system was running fun. Today it is slow. What changed? How many times has this damn question been asked? The answer is ...Read more

If your IT department or company policy is stopping you from conducting business, change it, don’t try to change me !

It is 2016 and after living in the same house for 15 years, I am moving.  I am using a recommended solicitor and ...Read more