Matt Deacon's digestive blog

Architectural ruminations

May, 2007

  • The Ox, the jam jar and the architect REVISITED!

    Something has been gnawing away at the back of my mind since the recent "Software + Service" Architect Forum with the Jam jar experiment in particular. When I got to the venue I still need to get more pennies to fill the jam jar! I went to the coffee...
  • Software + Services Architect Forum

    Slide decks are now (finally available) from the recent S+S Architect Forum we held at UK Microsoft Campus. http://www.microsoft.com/uk/msdn/events/postevents.aspx MS Strategy for Software + Services Technology Innovation and the Changing...
  • The Ox, The Jam Jar and the Architect

    Back in 1906 at the age of 84, Francis Galton came across an Ox weighing competition at the West of England Fat Stock and Poultry Exhibition. The fair goers were asked to guess the weight of the Ox after it was slaughtered and dressed with the nearest...
  • Running the Gauntlet

    If you're a hot start up, based in the East of England and looking for VC funding plus lots more then take a look at the Running the Gauntlet program run by East of England Development Agency. Microsoft have been sponsoring it for quite a while and the...
  • Programming for kids

    I've been trying to find a moment to look at the XNA Games Studio since I got to see a presentation from a colleague at work. It started me thinking a bit about my kids and whether they're too young to have a go at coding (ok so they're 1, 5 and 6 years...