Tag Archives: favourite

Ten Ways to Make Your iPad Work Effectively With Windows

If you’re one of those people who uses loads of Apple products, and is thinking of proposing Steve Jobs for canonisation, then you may be happy with how your iPad works, but if you’re trying to make it work effectively … Continue reading

Saturday, December 3, 2011 in Agile & Architecture, iPad, Photography, Thoughts on the World

I Don’t Want to Sound Complainin’

My review of the Canon 7D. The headline: great electronics, poor ergonomics. Continue reading

Tuesday, August 24, 2010 in Photography, Reviews

What I Want In My Next DSLR

What’s missing from the typical DSLR, anno 2010? What could be improved, using simple established technologies, to make the DSLR a better picture-taking device? And why don’t the major DSLR manufacturers do some of these things, which might help sales? … Continue reading

Friday, May 14, 2010 in Photography

My “Tenset”

A recent post by Mike Johnston on The Online Photographer decried the frequent difficulty of quickly reviewing an online photo collection to understand the photographer’s interests and style, in order to decide whether to invest more time in studying the … Continue reading

Monday, January 11, 2010 in Photography

Underwater White Balance

If you’re lucky enough to own either a waterproof camera, or a waterproof housing for your digital camera, you’ll have experienced the problem of trying to correct for the extreme blue cast of shots taken underwater. The problem is that … Continue reading

Friday, July 25, 2008 in Photography

My Grand Circle Tour

My “Grand Circle” tour of Southwestern USA: what worked, what didn’t, and how to avoid sleep deprivation and scurvy! Continue reading

Wednesday, January 2, 2008 in My Publications, Personal News, Photography

Enterprise Architecture Conference 2006 – My Paper

A paper on Agile Architecture which brings together many of my ideas for the first time Continue reading

Tuesday, June 20, 2006 in Agile & Architecture, My Publications, Thoughts on the World

Who Are the Architects?

How a number of people in different rules contribute to “architecture” Continue reading

Thursday, January 19, 2006 in Agile & Architecture, Thoughts on the World

An Agile Architecture War Story

I don’t really believe in a common architectural process. As the author of a successful project management book, and recent articles on data architecture methods, I probably shouldn’t say this, but to paraphrase a famous quote, “When I hear ‘process’, … Continue reading

Tuesday, January 3, 2006 in Agile & Architecture, Thoughts on the World

My Favourite Films – An Exercise in Over-Analysis

A bit of a change from my more serious posts, but maybe a useful lesson in analysis, here’s the sorry tale of just how complicated I managed to make listing my top ten favourtite films. I hope it gives you … Continue reading

Monday, August 8, 2005 in Humour, Personal News, Thoughts on the World

Architects – Masters of Order and Unorder?

A consideration of how an architect should handle complex or chaotic behaviour, using the Cynefin framework Continue reading

Friday, February 18, 2005 in Agile & Architecture, Thoughts on the World

Architects Anonymous

A tounge in cheek look at how addictive architecture and design work can be Continue reading

Sunday, June 27, 2004 in Agile & Architecture, Humour, Thoughts on the World

Modelling an Enterprise Data Architecture

A new approach, based on UML, for modelling the real complexity of Enterprise Data Architecture Continue reading

Saturday, December 6, 2003 in Agile & Architecture, My Publications, Thoughts on the World

Modelling Change in Enterprise IT

Two simple techniques to model change in an enterprise’s IT portfolio over time Continue reading

Friday, August 15, 2003 in Agile & Architecture, Thoughts on the World

The Changing Role of An IT Architect

How an architect’s role changes over time, and through the project life-cycle Continue reading

Wednesday, July 9, 2003 in Agile & Architecture, Thoughts on the World

Strategies for Flexibility

My 2001 paper on how to design systems for flexibility Continue reading

Tuesday, September 4, 2001 in Agile & Architecture, My Publications, Thoughts on the World