Sunday, October 16, 2011

Clontarf Flood Defences Public Meeting

IMG_0270IMG_0304IMG_0288IMG_0278Richard BrutonAodhan O'Riordain
IMG_0317Finian McGrathRoddy DoyleRoddy DoyleRoddy DoyleIMG_0281
A few photos from the public demonstration today at the Bull Wall Wooden Bridge and on the endangered promenade in Clontarf. Statements from Finian McGrath, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD, Richard Bruton TD and Roddy Doyle among others.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Google Wave & The Mythical Man-Month

Even Google can struggle with large team complexity and disparate spread of knowledge, as evidenced by this Dhanji R. Prasanna's blog post about his time on the Google Wave Team.


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Downtime, what to do and how to do it.

There's an excellent A List Apart article titled Fire Drills: Communications Strategy in a Crisis that details how to create a framework/protocol to deal with downtime. It describes how to create a work structure to handle the downtime including how to organise people into different roles, and how to communicate efficiently to the outside world about what is broken, and what is being done to fix it.
The key sentence for me is:

"The protocol makes these kinds of decisions ahead of time, reducing the cognitive load on the response team during the emergency"

Common sense but unfortunately not very common place. This is a very enlightening article, describing a somewhat simple framework that can be applied and scaled to companies/projects of any size.


Monday, October 10, 2011

BlogEngine.Net js.axd 404 error

I came across this weird error today, where js.axd was not being found (404 Error) by
It turns out the problem was caused by how IIS7 handles the Handlers specified in the System.WebServer section in the web.config.

See the source link below for the full details, but the main point is to rewrite the Add tag as follows:

Change this:

<add verb="*" path="js.axd" type="BlogEngine.Core.Web.HttpHandlers.JavaScriptHandler, BlogEngine.Core" validate="false"/>

to this:

<add name="Javascript" path="js.axd" verb="*" type="BlogEngine.Core.Web.HttpHandlers.JavaScriptHandler, BlogEngine.Core" resourceType="Unspecified" requireAccess="Script" preCondition="integratedMode" />


Sunday, October 9, 2011

Munster V Ospreys 2011-10-08

Munster V Ospreys 2011-10-08, a set on Flickr.
A few shots from the Munster V Ospreys match in Thomond Park, Limerick.

Final score: Ospreys 17 - Munster 13