Tag: design

  • Make It Automatic

    Make It Automatic

    Over the holidays, my colleague Jeff Holt and I usually use the peaceful, interruption-free time to buff up our software. One of our design journeys last week was particularly interesting. The application we were working on is an application that eats Oracle trace files for a living. You drag files into a pane in the…

  • Version 1 Is Never the Answer

    Version 1 Is Never the Answer

    I create for a living. I make presentations and software and books… Even my hobbies are creation hobbies. I make tools and furnishings and, these days, “museum quality aviation replicas.” Many of the things I’ve made have worked out really well, but one result I can count on: my version 1 of pretty much anything is rarely going…

  • Messed-Up App of the Day: Tables of Numbers

    Messed-Up App of the Day: Tables of Numbers

    [ This post was edited 2023-10-05. ] Quick, which database is the biggest space consumer on this system? Database Total Size Total Storage ——————– ————— ————— SAD99PS 635.53 GB 1.24 TB ANGLL 9.15 TB 18.3 TB FRI_W1 2.14 TB 4.29 TB DEMO 6.62 TB 13.24 TB H111D16 7.81 TB 15.63 TB HAANT 1.1 TB 2.2…