Monthly Archives: October 2013

Idiot programmers are more common than you think

It’s always amused me that there are so many stupid programmers here in Johannesburg since they made job interviews really easy for me. But I never realized that that, unlike the stupid programmers here who can’t even write code, there … Continue reading

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Stuff that I don’t understand

1. Spam I don’t get it. What good could it possibly do sending rubbish comments with links to blog comments? Surely nobody, besides the most stupid of idiots, would ever fall for that? Or is that the target market? No … Continue reading

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Shared stuff updated

No new code shared, I’m afraid, but I have continued to update my image that I use for a custom logon background in Windows 7 (which I am still using at work). The feature does not work in Windows 8, … Continue reading

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You just can’t win

I don’t get it… Normally our burn-down is more of a burn-up… This time, it’s so well and truly on the line it looks almost like it’s not real – like we did this deliberately! I would have thought it … Continue reading

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Zoo Tang Bada-Bing Spam Pollen

I hate SPAM. WordPress is getting better, or maybe most of the spammers have given up, but I did get this in my spam-box today: My pores and skin looked a whole lot better as I misplaced Zoo Tang Bada-Bing … Continue reading

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I am not a people person

It’s true. I love my work – I love writing the best code that I can, but when it comes to some things, like tact, when dealing with other team members, I suck. Btw, too much work has resulted in … Continue reading

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I visited Josh this morning

Check out my other blog for photos of my visit with my son this morning. Baby steps towards having him back for good…

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What went wrong

I’m writing up how the planning went wrong in our last sprint, because I find it interesting thinking about how it actually went wrong, and what I can do to prevent the same sort of issues in the next sprint. … Continue reading

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Another Sprint Passed–Hooray!; and my impression of pitfalls for developers new to Agile

This is just my impressions, but maybe they might help others who also switch to an Agile methodology. I’ve been working with Scrum for 6 months now, and I’ve also been “lead developer” on this team for the first time … Continue reading

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