Medical Software is Hard

Software developers and entrepreneurs think medical software is the same as any other kind. They set themselves up for heartbreak and me for smugly chuckling. Healthcare has long been considered an industry in desperate need of software magic. When I was young buck it seemed that software for healthcare was 15 or 20 years behind…

Deterministic and Non-Deterministic Software Developers

Long Ago I worked on a project to track and characterize bio-samples. My development team was in Pakistan and the time difference presented the usual challenges. This was slightly before the Scrum/Agile fetish had achieved full pscho-penetration and, as is still my preference, the team lead and I negotiated our own development process. This process…

Do Masks Work?

My position on people wearing cloth masks everywhere in order to slow the spread of COVID19 has been this: it probably does something but not enough to warrant shrieking in moral indignation at your fellow citizens. I saw it as similar to that thing where they make you dump out your water bottle at the…