A central presence, structured to adapt with a few fixtures from my sandbox. Occasional placeholders for friends.
The hunt is on... Looking for the right gig.
Have been thinking on healthcare device telemetry as big data. How machine learning and automated response or provider prompting could improve outcomes.
The variety and sheer volume of information gathered on a critical patient from ventilators, medication delivery and periodic vitals are ideal for map-reduce and programatic reaction.
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Excellent. just finishing up a couple weeks at the beach with good friends and family.
The Hidden Maze Game
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The Thirty Minute Task
There's lot's of thought around efficiency in coding. The actual writing of code, as well as its structure and content.
"extreme" programming, pair programming, lean, agile, "scrum" for efficency and close control of developers... C, java, ruby. Python, struts, rails - these attempt to force structure and frame content by limiting syntax, promoting "convention", rudimentary functionality is generally provided for along an mvc line; sill you write the rest to serve whatever business need.
Enter the Task
All of these particular methodologies and programming languages have more similarities than differences when viewed from orbit. They are all shiny marbles that may be shot in any direction. So how to take the shot? We build diagrams, define individual actions and state transitions, map how things are to be hooked together. Lot's of stuff to do. So we break the project down into tasks and start writing.
Lately, friends have been talking about limiting individual tasks to 30 minutes. Only take on what can be completed in 30 minutes. Seems a bit idealistic to put everything we're ever going to build into a string of sitcoms with commercials.
Ahh; the TV metaphor - perfect. How about "drama" tasks (60 minutes), sitcoms (30), news bulletins (15), commercial break (3) and for the rare headphone on code cranking session, a movie of the week (120 minutes)? By definition, movies of the week would be rare for the team...
I'm an adherent to the 20 minute task, but most problems require three or four of 'em to resolve. Will think on this some more and get back...
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