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Forwarded by a coworker: an examination written up in Design Pattern
style of the pattern that occurs most often in the actual development
process: The Big Ball of
Mud
. This includes such morsels of wisdom as

engineers will differ in their levels of skill and commitment to
architecture. Sadly, architecture has been undervalued for so long
that many engineers regard life with a BIG BALL OF MUD as
normal. Indeed some engineers are particularly skilled at learning to
navigate these quagmires, and guiding others through them. Over time,
this symbiosis between architecture and skills can change the
character of the organization itself, as swamp guides become more
valuable than architects.

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I drove to Augusta today to see my niece and to basically have lunch
and hang out. While I was there, my brother was asking about places to
host a domain for cheap and I suggested Hurricane Electric, the host of
EvilGeniusCorp.com. I was a little surprised as we were walking
through the online sales brochure to realize that my account type (the
basic $9.95/month) has more space and more bandwidth transferral than
when I signed up 3 years ago. They’re a good operation. One of my most frequently
visited sites, Wheres George
is hosted there.