- Four steps to Programming Nirvana (2005/09/01)
- Make it run
- Make it run right
- Make it run right all the time
- Make it run fast
- Ich's four times rule (2005/09/01)
- When planning to work with technology, estimate the worst-case,
the absolute maximum time a project can take.
- Multiple that time by four for the time to complete
- Four quotes on writing and presentation (2008/01/03)
- "Think!" (on the back of a beer coaster in a pub in Leeds, UK)
- "Don't make me think!" (the title of a book by Steve Krug)
- "Say what you're going to say, say it, then say what you've said."
(anonymous? Taught to me by Prof. Susan Forscher Weiss)
- "Appearance is everything." (Joe Sarlo)
- Four favourite drummers (2005/09/01)
- Steve Gadd
- Bill Bruford
- Dennis Chambers
- Yoshikazu Fujimoto
- Four favourite female vocalists (2005/09/03)
- Christina Aguilera
- Gabriela Anders
- Kumi Koda
- Joni Mitchell
- Four favourite poutine restaurants (2005/09/03)
- Monsieur Poutine (Horace
au Boluvard, Drummondville)
- Patate Plus (Val-Bélair, north of Québec City)
- Fromagerie Côté (the home of Kingsey cheese, Warwick:
Take exit 210 on Route 20, 131 km east of Montréal; just bought
up by Saputo, a big Montreal cheese company, March 2005) (Now called La Fromagerie1860 Du Village; not sure if they still serve poutine, January 2012). An alternative would be the Fromagerie Lemaire (Route 20 exit 170 near Drummondville).
- Cantine Lila (just off Route 20 at exit 147, Upton / Acton Vale,
60 km east of Montréal, Summer only)
- Four reasons to hire musicians (not necessarily
as musicians) (2006/05/23)
- Musicians really understand hard deadlines because of their
concerts and recitals.
- Musicians understand team work because
that's what they learn when they play together.
- Musicians are disciplined
as they practiced 4-6 hours a day, everyday for a number
are creative, not only artistically, but because they are
always thinking about ways to be effective in their practice so
that they can finish practicing and party!
- Four musical discoveries (2006/08/23)
- Nami Tamaki
- Isidro Infante
- Loco Locass (Groove Grave)