- The Mystery of the Disappearing Bccs
- Experience is not competence
- Brexit—what have they done?
- Is it Christmas already? Déjà Noël ?
- The benefits of continuous micro-fixing
- It’s not its
- Quality is important
- So what about calculators collecting? (part 1: self-pity)
- Email musing: so, what are these P1 recipients then?
- Gosh, a blog…
Author Archives: Philippe Lasnier
I’m supposed to be an email expert, so you can imagine that I was pretty frustrated not being able to understand why Bcc recipients were disappearing from my sent emails. Let’s set the scene: I am nursing my old Windows … Continue reading
Competence is being able to do something well. Experience is the accumulation of knowledge and know-how that, if used well, can enhance your competence. But while experience can enhance your competence, the two are not rigidly linked, and experience and … Continue reading
Note the third-person form of this post’s title. That’s because I didn’t vote in the recent referendum. That’s not because I couldn’t have voted, if I had truly wanted to, but to do this I would have needed to become … Continue reading
The saying is that “time flies when you’re having fun”, yet it is known that time perception slows as you’re experiencing new things. That seems a bit like a contradiction: time is passing slowly, yet it feels like no time … Continue reading
In software engineering, “micro-fixes” are these small fixes that you make to the code of a software product. Like the fixes of defects of all types and sizes, they are synergistic: the overall improvement is always greater than the sum … Continue reading
I am constantly saddened by the poor standards of writing in general. On the one hand, I know that this is nothing new, as there will always be people who can’t write correctly, lots of them, to varying degrees. That … Continue reading
I meant to write a small post on why it’s important to write software of the highest quality, but it turns out that I don’t need to – many others have done it better. Instead, I’ll write about what it … Continue reading
Everybody needs a calculator or two hundreds don’t they? No? Oh, maybe it’s just me then. At it happens, I am not the only one, so I feel slightly reassured by the fact that my disease is not unknown, that … Continue reading
Have you heard of them? No? I’m not surprised, this is kinda technical stuff, but in what I was doing, this was essential. In a nutshell, P1 recipients (I’ll explain later why they’re called that) are the actual recipients of … Continue reading