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In discussion with someone I respect we were talking about how to project a positive image to those higher up the management chain. He suggested that you have a 5 minute and 20 second pitch on a variety of topics. Its very hard as a technologist to describe something without dropping into the internals, becauseContinue reading “The 5 minute message”
Well I finished, in a total time of 27 hours 40 mins. Which is frankly pretty fine with me. For those who have not heard, last weekend I took part in the trailwalker which is a 100km (62 mile) walk across the south downs. You do it non stop (hence the 27 hours). I thinkContinue reading “TrailWalker 2009”
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So pair programming is the bastard step child of agile, in many ‘pragmatic’ conversations pair programming is dismissed by the smart folks. Is that fair? I must prefix this post with saying i have never developed product using pair programming, so this comes from du brain not from du experience. So as they say inContinue reading “The value of pair programming”
Within my main inbox I have 3 sub folers: Do, Done, Defer and 3 macros to move the selected folder into the relevent folder. (alt-1 moves the selected mail to done and then selects the next mail). Each day I quickly filter my inbox into the three folders. I can process several hundred mails inContinue reading “How do I manage a bulging inbox”
Automating Software Quality Why discuss it? “There is a big difference between saying, ‘eat an apple a day’ and actually eating an apple every day” No assertions of tooling are made but some recommendations or examples are used where appropriate. What is continuous integration? Simple build software every time code is changed, the reality ofContinue reading “Continuous Integration”
All the info you need is here: http://www.taniwha.org.uk (ross barkman’s home page). Firstly download the vodafone scripts (scroll down I used the link (Nokia 3G scripts). Unzip the file and copy the three CIS files into /Library/Modem Scripts) Now link your phone to the mac using the bluetooth wizard (make sure you select the useContinue reading “How to setup an N95 as a 3g modem for a mac”
Its spam .. but I kinda like it When things in your lives seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the 2 cups of coffee. A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When theContinue reading “The Mayonnaise Jar and 2 Cups of Coffee”
I have just gocked my wardrobe, I have thrown out all of the clothes that dont fit me or I dont like. I have managed to throw out 4x bin bags! I think Gok is right, its just damn depressing looking at clothes that dont fit!.