Entries from May 2011

The Countdown Continues…

Date May 23, 2011

This is my last week at my company, and it’s scary. I’ve taken the good advice that my boss Damian suggested and made a checklist of things left to go over with my successor. As with all endeavors, we’re limited by time more than anything else. It’s right now that my previous investments in documenting […]

Hilarious Updates (and a magazine to buy)

Date May 20, 2011

I usually don’t do updates like this, but there are great things afoot. Greg Ferro (who has a great networking blog that you should read) linked to this re-caption of the famous scene from Downfall, where-in Hitler has some problems with his unified communications platform. (incidentally, this meme has been pretty long running, and I […]

Yo dawg, I heard you like conferences…

Date May 17, 2011

If you’ve been reading this blog for over, oh, say, a month, then you know that I appreciate conferences (I got to chair PICC’11, and I’ve been a two time contributor to the LISA conference blog. And why do I appreciate conferences? It’s pretty simple, really. Attending conferences gives you a variety of experiences that […]

Cucumber and Natural Language…WHY?!?

Date May 11, 2011

For the record, this is another post I expect to get flamed for…throw another cuke on the barbie, I suppose… If you’re unfamiliar with Cucumber, the description on the main page is “behavior driven development with elegance and joy“. If that wasn’t clear enough, typically, you use Cucumber to develop tests and perform actions based […]

Parents say the darnedest things…

Date May 10, 2011

I don’t have kids, which for whatever reason, makes me hyper-aware that people who do always seem to talk about their kids. Like, a lot. It’s “Bobby did this”, or “Janie said that”, or whatever. On a scientific, detached level, I understand. You’re proud of your offspring, and you want to discuss that with people. […]

Iterative improvements win the race

Date May 9, 2011

“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” –Ferris Bueller Oh, the happiness a person could have if they just took the messages from that movie and inculcated them into their daily lives. When you look at your ticket queue (mine’s at 42 – […]