Monthly Archives: June 2008

You gotta see this

I don’t usually do family stories — my wife blogs several times a day, so she takes care of most of that. But this one is a little different.

Katrina, our youngest, went for her first roller-coaster ride last weekend. It was the lamest roller-coaster I could find in the park. Jack, 11, ever worrying over safety, decided discretion was the better part of valor. But Katrina went for it.

The best part is the end. What a memory!

Now she says “I think I really like the faster rides, daddy”

LOL!

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Arches, Arches, Everywhere

Gateway Arch
A very photogenic hunk of metal

It’s been a while since I’ve posted pictures here — mostly because I’ve been too busy playing with other things to take the camera out. But this past weekend was an exception. The family went to St. Louis to see the sights.

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It’s not Just Testing

Lately when we talk about making sure our code is done well, we talk about various types of testing — unit, system, stress, integration, performance, etc.

But it’s not just testing. Everybody knows (or should know) what a code walkthrough is. Here are some other creatures in the quality closet. You may never use these, but it’s good to have them handy and know what they are.

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Seven Deadly Agile Sins

I spend a lot of time talking to teams about what to do to become more agile. I also see a lot of teams that never make it to their potential.

Instead of giving you a bunch of “do this” instructions, how about let’s talk for a minute about the stuff you shouldn’t be doing?

Here are the Seven Deadly Sins of Agile Teams.

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Saucers in the news

Couple of UFO/Alien stories in the news.

First, a guy in Colorado claims aliens have been visiting him. That’s not unusual, except he also claims to have video — video that was thoroughly checked by an expert in video technology.

I hope it turns out to be Elvis.

Next, there’s this guy here — who claims, well, something weird is going on at the same spot in the sky from his yard.

Very interesting. Probably also a fake/nut, but interesting concept. There’s some sci-fi potential here.

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