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16:30 Chamberlain Fong, Mathematics in special effects


7. More thoughts

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6. New referrers

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5. Chamberlain Fong

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4. Wearable ring mouse

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Jonas Meyer on wear-hard@haven.org: <blockquote> Does anyone have any experience with the Bosswave <nop>FinRing, out of Taiwan? It's a little mouse that you wear on your index finger like a ring, and you operate by tilting and pressing the buttons with your thumb. It's wireless, and has a little usb receiver, which they claim acts like a standard usb mouse (so you can plug it into any os that knows about usb). The receiver looks to be about the size of a cell phone, which I guess is a bit big, but the mouse itself seems like the ideal wearable mouse solution. Very unobtrusive. Or you can get it in hot pink, and have it be very obtrusive.


Anyway, if anyone knows about this, or has used one, I would appreciate hearing about it, as I am about to plunk down $80. </blockquote>

I want mine in hot pink. ;)

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3. The Joel Test: 12 Steps to Better Code

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http://www.fogcreek.com By Joel Spolsky <blockquote> Wednesday, August 09, 2000

Have you ever heard of SEMA? It's a fairly esoteric system for measuring how good a software team is. No, wait! Don't follow that link! It will take you about six years just to understand that stuff. So I've come up with my own, highly irresponsible, sloppy test to rate the quality of a software team. The great part about it is that it takes about 3 minutes. With all the time you save, you can go to medical school.

The Joel Test

   1. Do you use source control?
   2. Can you make a build in one step?
   3. Do you make daily builds?
   4. Do you have a bug database?
   5. Do you fix bugs before writing new code?
   6. Do you have an up-to-date schedule?
   7. Do you have a spec?
   8. Do programmers have quiet working conditions?
   9. Do you use the best tools money can buy?
  10. Do you have testers?
  11. Do new candidates write code during their
  12. Do you do hallway usability testing?

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2. New story by JM

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1. University of Canterbury

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http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/courses/postgrad/pedu.shtml <blockquote> Master of Science Education - M.Sc.Ed.

The course of study for the degree comprises either (a) six courses and two research projects or (b) six courses and a dissertation

Candidates must have qualified for a degree in science, engineering or technology and completed a recognised teacher training course of not less than one year or acquired teaching experience.

The minimum period of enrolment is two years of full-time study, the maximum is six years of part-time study. </blockquote>

Deadline for international applications: Tue 30 Sep