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June 13, 2006

Rapid prototyping

I've just spent 2 days banging out a prototype of a genetics learning object. I love working fast. I have to get an interface up and running in order to really understand the underlying interaction design.

I generate a lot of kludge before I get my data structures figured out. I find it's easier to re-implement a simple kludge than to modify an elaborately planned architecture that didn't work out exactly.

Maybe it would be better to just sit back and attend meetings and wait for a consensus before writing a line of code. Tick. Tock. Tick. Tock. How many circles can I draw on one page of legal pad?

May 31, 2006

Wikis and PodCasts and Blogs, Oh My!

Welcome. I'll use this space to post news about ongoing technology projects.
Here's what I've been working on:
Flash - I'm learning Object Oriented Programming.
SCORM - Did you know Flash can report to the Vista grade book?
UmWiki - Developing our website content, together.
uThink - Check out my blog. Oh, you already are.
Breeze - Did you know you can synchronize Flash movies using Breeze?
Moodle - It's got buzz. It's got legs. It's open-source.
I'll also post audio here and there. I don't want to be the only person on earth without a podcast.
-Terry