Thursday, December 29, 2011 4:04 PM
Atalasoft Blogs 2011 Retrospective
Here are some of my favorite posts from Atalasoft blogs this year:
Glenn worked for Atalasoft since its inception, and was known throughout the programming community as Mr. TWAIN. We knew him as a good guy: quiet, with a wicked sense of humor, and a sharply hilarious remark if you asked just right. He was a musician, gamer and such a huge asset to Atalasoft. I can say with certainty that something happens at least once a day that can make any one of us think of him.
CAREER FAIRS: MAY I HAVE A MUG, SIR?
Job-seeking college students and other career fair attendees: lend me your ear.
Atalasoft exhibited at the UMass Campus Center Career Blast Fair (say that 3x fast) yesterday, and holy smokes, do you want jobs.
THE LUCKIEST GIRL IN THE WORLD
Who and how much do I have to pay for a system tray icon that alerts me to the occupation status of the bathroom?
Q&A: What was your first computer?
Atalasoft employees talk about the first computer they had.
THE BIG DEAL – KOFAX TO ACQUIRE US!
Why did Kofax choose Atalasoft? Simply stated they found our products to have the best web-based imaging and capture technology on the market and found our team and business model to be very solid. I’m staying on for a couple years to ensure a successful transition and to continue to lead the business as General Manager.
Are Experienced Developers Really Rarer than Inexperienced?
I saw this article wherein StackOverflow is used to correlate developer age with knowledge/ability as well as inversely correlating with quantity of developers.
Old Time Hockey, eh?
In 2007 I joined Atalasoft, and my coworker Steve told me about the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress (MDSC)Hockey game against the Boston Bruins Alumni. How could I pass up the opportunity to skate against the guys in gold? Sure, it was for a good cause, but that wasn't my motivation at the time. Skating against actual NHL players? Heck yeah! Bring 'em on!
Extending the Social Media Metaphor in Twilight: Breaking Dawn
But, what I woke up this morning thinking about was, “What the hell is imprinting?”. I think it’s easy to think of it as falling in love or marriage, and then that leads to the critique that Jacob fell in love with a baby. This movie makes it pretty clear that that isn’t what imprinting is – so, what is the equivalent?
Elegance or Practicality: Pick One
When I was in college, Raymond Smullyan came to present a guest lecture on infinities. It was an entertaining lecture. Smullyan is a fascinating man and very good at explaining the intractable.
DotPdf–Making Pages and Working with Coordinate Systems
Early on in designing DotPdf, I decided that all coordinates should be expressed in PDF units. Why? This imposes either none or the same hardship on everyone. Whether you work with inches, millimeters, cubits or whatever the process is the same.