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Requegesis

Requegesis is the critical interpretation of requirements. It’s at the same time an art and methodical approach to understand history, origin, background (also cultural), criticality and validity of requirements. The goal of requegesis is to find the best functional response to requirements while taking liberty in their interpretation.

The word “requegesis” itself is a portmanteau - a linguistic blend - of the two words “requirement” and “exegesis”. The first part of the word “requ” is used in the traditional sense of the "singular documented physical and functional need that a particular design, product or process must be able to perform". The second part of the word exegesis (from the greek “to lead out”) is the “critical explanation or interpretation of a text, particularly a religious text. “

I think exegesis with the connotation of being used for religious texts underlines the way some requirements being treated as sacrosanct rather than critically interpreted in the cu…
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Switzerland - the country with the most craft breweries per capita

Just stumbled upon this stat:


(Source: http://www.statista.com/chart/4001/the-countries-with-the-most-craft-breweries/)

Interesting is looking at the number of capita per craft brewery - we see Switzerland has one craft brewery per 20'000 people:

CountryCraft BreweriesCapitaCapita per BreweryUSA4,000322,216,00080,554Canada48335,851,77474,227UK72364,800,00089,627Germany30781,197,500264,487France65467,107,000102,610Switzerland3968,279,70020,908Russia561146,433,580261,022Italy60060,725,000101,208Japan200126,890,000634,450Brazil217205,180,000945,530
(Source of population  data: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_and_dependencies_by_population)

HDR from mount Pilatus

Icicle on Mount Pilatus

HDR Panorama on Samos, Greece

HDR Panorama

Since I live in Lucerne, I have been taking a lot of pictures from the mountains; I'll post some of the panoramas I created here. The first was taken on Rigi, Queen of the mountains. The second one was taken on Melchsee-Frutt.

Unexpected Error

This morning I wanted to quickly look up some information in a web application and was greeted with this message:

"Unexpected Error
The process did not complete. Details should follow.
An internal error doesn't allow to continue this process"

That's it. No contact information or any other way to report this issue. Calling the helpdesk does not help either because I don't even know the name of this application as the URL just contains three letters "SMT" and - frankly - I don't really care how that application is called.

But what really bothers me is the fact that the developer (and architect) of this system settled for unexpected errors to happen, instead of catching them and leading the user to a useful message where they could report the issue and get help.

Note to developers: Nobody blames you if there are bugs in your piece of software. But you haven't done your job if there are any unexpected errors not handled as professionally as we expect the…