Post-It Notes aren’t Agile – they’re wallpaper

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A whiteboard covered in post-it notes. Photo byJim Downing.

Post-it® notes are the life-blood of Agile. So we’re told. Those little flaps of paper, usually hastily scribbled on, are the only way to prove you’re Doing It Right™. I’m not a big fan. They’re environmentally wasteful, inaccessible, and a bit crap for remote workers. But some people love them, so who am I to…

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Optical Theremin – Demo

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At Over The Air I demonstrated what I considered a novel use for one of Android’s sensors. I wanted to create a Theremin – a type of musical instrument which is played by moving one’s hand over it – changing pitch and tone by moving nearer or further away. My first attempt used the proximity…

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Should < img > Deprecate "height" and "width"?

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Image adaptation and resizing is a hot topic at the moment. With devices of varying screensize accessing your site, how do you ensure that the crappy 240*240 phone gets a reasonable experience while still making everything look gorgeous on the retina-busting iPad? One of the very first things we’re taught in HTML school is that…

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