Wednesday, 24 October 2007

Retrieve your windows product key

I lost the paper that I'd written my product keys on. Maybe it's still somewhere at my room in Izmir, but my mother couldn't find it unsurprisingly.

But an angel appeared for help! This program is what it says in its name:
Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder

"Stupid is who does stupid"
Forrest Gump's mother

Tuesday, 23 October 2007

Article: "What is software design?"

This is one of the best articles I've ever read about the function of software engineering, and software design. A recommended reading for all butties around this software thing.

My favourite paragraph:
Also consider how the process of software development is changing. Once upon a time we had the waterfall process. Now we talk of spiral development and rapid prototyping. While such techniques are often justified with terms like "risk abatement" and "shortened product delivery times", they are really just excuses to start coding earlier in the life cycle. This is good. This allows the build/test cycle to start validating and refining the design earlier. It also means that it is more likely that the software designers that developed the top level design are still around to do the detailed design.

And the link to the article:
"What is software design?", Jack W. Reeves, ©C++ Journal - 1992

Saturday, 13 October 2007

Dundee, 2007

After a couple of months, It's time to give an update to this blog.

The nontrivial things:
- I'm graduated, and titled as a software engineer, at last. Yahoo!
- I've started studying the course MSc Computer Games Technology, at University of Abertay Dundee. With my friends Kaya and Umut. Indeed, Umut is doing Smart Systems.

This means I'll tend to post CGT-related stuff, here.

Just to keep the rituel in the first post, this is my new working desk @The Hub, Dundee, Scotland:

Kimden Other

I just remembered why I'm using blogspot. Because it was ten times faster than wordpress. My other blog, which is in Turkish and is hosted on wordpress, is too damn painy to update. Thanks to those bulky AJAX stuff.