On release cycles and deprecating stuff

From “What Really Happened with Vista: An Insider’s Retrospective” by Ben Fathi: The three year release cycle meant we rarely knew what the competitive landscape and external ecosystem would look like when we started a release […] What we thought we knew three or four years ago when we planned a given OS release was […]

Why are software development task estimations regularly off by a factor of 2-3?

A “How Long Is the Coast of Britain?” alike answer to estimating how long software development will take. Let’s take a hike on the coast from San Francisco to Los Angeles to visit our friends in Newport Beach. The line is about 400 miles long; we can walk 4 miles per hour for 10 hours […]

xip.io – Wildcard DNS for any IP address.

xip.io is a magic domain name that provides wildcard DNS for any IP address. Say your LAN IP address is 10.0.0.1. Using xip.io: 10.0.0.1.xip.io resolves to 10.0.0.1 www.10.0.0.1.xip.io resolves to 10.0.0.1 mysite.10.0.0.1.xip.io resolves to 10.0.0.1 foo.bar.10.0.0.1.xip.io resolves to 10.0.0.1 …and so on. You can use these domains to access virtual hosts on your development web […]