Agile Musings

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Saturday, April 02, 2022

Android App Recommendations

 "The 12 best local music players on Android in 2022"


https://www.androidpolice.com/best-local-music-players-android/amp/ 

Wednesday, February 02, 2022

Silence is Golden

"It is better to remain silent at the risk of being thought a fool, than to talk and remove all doubt of it." Maurice Switzer

Friday, January 28, 2022

Stakeholders, Engineering, Platforms and Products

Tension between Stakeholder and Engineering

Stakeholders always want more features, faster

Engineers always want to use the best engineering practices. 

In the long run, there needs to be a balance between the two. If the stakeholders always get their way in the short-term, engineering must cut corners and will pay for it in the future. If engineering always gets their way, features do not get completed in a timely manner. 

We must always pick two.

Tension between the mindset of Platform and Products

CBRE has has a push toward a platform mindset rather and a product. There are some questions that I have thought of that relate to this. 

What is team X responsible to create in the reusable component?

What is team Y responsible to create in the app that hosts the reusable component?

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Whenever you have a question, refer to the principles at https://agilemanifesto.org/

Monday, January 24, 2022

Making Everything Bigger in Windows 10

From "Fonts, sizes and color settings of the Outlook interface"

Windows 10

- Right click on an empty spot on your Desktop and choose “Display Settings”.

- In the “Scale and layout section”, use the “Change the size of text, apps, and other items” dropdown list to set your preferred zoom level.

- To set a custom zoom level, press the Custom scaling link (Windows 10 Version 1709) or the “Advanced scaling settings” link (Windows 10 Version 1803). Since Version 1803, Windows can also detect desktop apps which don’t zoom and improve their graphics output via the option: Let Windows try to fix apps so they’re not blurry.


Another way to adjust this is the Ctrl + and - in your browser. If things are too big, you can always adjust things in browsers. 


Thursday, July 22, 2021

What is the Location of Saved Images in Android from the Facebook App?

What is the Location of Saved Images in Android from the Facebook App?
On my phone it is "DCIM/Facebook/" 

I got this from Stack Exchange



Monday, May 24, 2021

An Infinite Onion

Sometimes it seems that there is an infinite onion of layers to explain about what the software systems do that I support. This last week, I didn't realize a function that it does. It reminded me of the phrase “turtles all the way down”. 

'"Turtles all the way down" is an expression of the problem of infinite regress. The saying alludes to the mythological idea of a World Turtle that supports a flat Earth on its back. It suggests that this turtle rests on the back of an even larger turtle, which itself is part of a column of increasingly large turtles that continues indefinitely.' (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turtles_all_the_way_down)