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The Tech Dark Side Agile Diet

August 7th, 2007 · No Comments

Dave Christiansen is the founder and managing editor of TechDarkSide.com. He manages projects for a Fortune 100 financial services company and writes and talks about project management. He can be reached at dave@techdarkside.com. I’m kind of a fat guy. Anybody who’s met me will confirm this, and I’m not really embarrassed about it. I am […]

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Three bedrooms, two baths: $400,000,000 Screw UP

February 11th, 2006 · No Comments

Here’s a very nice example of what mediocre management in corporate IT can do to the world… Can you imagine suddenly getting a tax bill based on a value of $400,000,000?

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Using the Wrong Words

February 5th, 2006 · 3 Comments

Corporate IT is a funny place. It has its own language full of strange words borrowed from real life that are used in a way that has very little to do with their true meanings. Take bandwidth for example. Webster defines bandwidth this way: the capacity for data transfer of an electronic communications system ; […]

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New Phone Scam Offers Free Money from the Federal Government

February 2nd, 2006 · 24 Comments

It’s almost dinner time, and the phone rings. You check the caller ID – it’s a New Jersey number. You don’t recognize the number, but you pick it up anyway. “Hello,” a female voice says on the other end of the line in halting English. “I am calling for the United States government. There is […]

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NASA’s Chicken Gun

January 24th, 2006 · 3 Comments

PLEASE NOTE: I’M NOT THE AUTHOR OF THIS JOKE! It just showed up in my email inbox and I thought it was funny. Scientists at NASA built a gun specifically to launch standard 4 pound dead chickens at the windshields of airliners, military jets and the space shuttle, all traveling at maximum velocity. The idea […]

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