Author Archives: Matt Cordell

Version control gone wrong

An regular frustration for me is the misuse of (or more likely just lack of awareness of how to use) version control systems for document management.

If you’re working on documents, and have access to a version control system – don’t suffix the file names. At all. With anything.

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AMT “2 Box” Model

One of the things that frequently talked about in AMT (both V2 and V3) has been the “7 boxes”. From my experience when the AMT model is being discussed, it’s always presented as a single monolithic thing, specifically as per this image below (original available here). However, I feel … read more...

Why dual reviews can be a waste of time

Peer review in all it’s contexts is widely considered a useful contributor to improving the quality of  work. Whether it’s articles for publication or software development, having somebody else look over the work is generally accepted to be better than nobody (other than the creator) to look at it. You … read more...