Archive for ‘Old Doc Harvard Says’

October 31, 2011

Procrastination – It’s Your Death

ProcrastinationSo I noticed that all the red flags I had amassed on my emails as I tried to clear things out for Halloween fun tonight. It seems I have prioritized myself into a corner. O.K., the reality is that I procrastinated myself into a corner. Frankly, I forgot to follow my own Zombie Zen advice.

So procrastination has been the death of me and now I will be risen from the dead and go back to practicing my Zombie Zen and clear out some of these red flags and get on the ball for creating new blogs, responding to emails, advancing projects, and well pretty much the other stuff I kept pushing off to get the quick hits that weren’t of enough value done.

Will you remember to do the Zombie Zen or just procrastinate to death?

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September 11, 2011

A Handy Bird

Old Doc Harvard says –

A bird in the hand is a good meal.

Meaning

Be practical.

September 4, 2011

It’s Not a Plan Until It Fails

Old Doc Harvard says –

Plan for the worst. Hope for the best. And, take what you get.

Meaning

No matter how well you plan for something it’s going to have problems so deal with them and move forward.

August 30, 2011

Mobile JavaScript Summit

Mobile JavaScript SummitAs I write this I’m attending the Mobile JavaScript Summit and unfortunately I can’t give it the glowing recommendation that I gave CSS Summit 2011. While I left CSS Summit 2011 feeling educated I can’t say I feel as such with Mobile JavaScript Summit. Unfortunately, it felt more like the majority of the speakers were pimping their particular product. I understand that they need to do so but I really expected to see some good coding.

Who was Informative

Josh Clark provided some very good information about The New Rules of Designing for Touch.

Steven Gill moderately pimped PhoneGap but he did it in an informative and useful way – and he was entertaining.

Marc Grabanski really showed some of the power of jQuery Mobile. I thought he did an excellent job of giving voice to the wonderful things jQuery Mobile can do.

This is just my observation but it seemed that there was a lot of down playing of jQuery Mobile. It’s really to bad because out of all the offerings it is the only one that I saw that was capable of graceful degradation across multiple browsers and multiple platforms.

Don’t take my word for it though, one of the products might be the right one for what you’re trying to do. Check out the site here.

August 19, 2011

Oops! Did I do That?

Old Doc Harvard says –

Beware of computer programmers that carry screwdrivers.

Meaning

Make sure you not only know your role but the role of the person you’ve got helping you.