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Signals come from everywhere, they are tell us something about our environment. Whether it’s hot or cold, wet or dry, and painful or pleasant. These signals are rarely binary, there are gradients in the signals. And we have signals with which we aren’t dealing at that moment, which we’ll call noise in that instance. Feedback is also a signal, perhaps it causes a painful sensation or it causes a pleasant sensation. Whatever the sensation it causes that sensation too is another signal which we can choose to regard as noise.
You don’t demand ETA’s on shit you aren’t paying for. You don’t get angry when something doesn’t work quite right on an Alpha or Beta build of something you didn’t pay for. You don’t start shooting off at the mouth about how you are going to move to someone else’s free software if this developer doesn’t fix the software you didn’t pay for.
I was naturally in agreement with the spirit of what he said. And I think that he and these developers miss a number of simple facts: Read the rest of this entry »
I like a word cloud, sometimes called Woordle, to gage what I’m saying and doing and whether that corresponds with my message. And combining them with Social Media allows me to see whether I am on message. An example below made with WordClouds shows me the words I use most commonly: You!
As I showed in my My Likes: Visualization and Folksonomy my del.icio.us focused on tags and security, and this blog focuses more on security and programming.
Image source: WordClouds