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May 6th, 2007 at 6:38 pm

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Shutdown Day

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Shutdown Day Tomorrow is Shutdown Day.

Can you survive for 24 hours without switching on your computer?

[Update] I managed. Did you?

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March 23rd, 2007 at 4:14 pm

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InfoQ interview Mary and Tom Poppendieck about Lean

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See the video here.

I’ll get round to watching the whole thing eventually, but first, use the link underneath the video to skip to “What are some of the other principles of Lean?”

I never realised that Tom Poppendieck was such an accomplished ventriloquist!

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February 22nd, 2007 at 11:06 am

Out of step

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More proof, as if it were needed, that I’m not up-to-date with the latest fashions.

Just as I’m teetering on the brink of switching from Safari to Firefox at home (mainly for all that plugin goodness), I read that Firefox’s market share is down, and Safari’s is up.

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February 21st, 2007 at 10:10 pm

I guess I need a thesaurus

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…looking at the titles of the two posts I made on the 17th.

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January 24th, 2007 at 8:48 am

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I guess I really ought to learn Lisp

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I was having a discussion last night about the value of learning new programming languages. I said I still felt I ought to learn Lisp, even if I was never likely to use it in anger, because it would hopefully give me a new way of thinking about problems which would be transferrable to other languages (especially ones like Ruby). Alkesh (come on, get a blog so I can link to it!) felt that Lisp was a dead language, and would be no more useful than learning Fortran or COBOL.

Then this morning I tried the Which Programming Lanuguage Are You? (via Steve Freeman).

You are Lisp.  Very few people like you (Probably because you use too many parenthesis (You better stop it (Reallly)))

Fate?

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January 17th, 2007 at 9:16 am

Hey, I have something in common with Ron Jeffries!

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Jour Nal:

Of late, I only carry cards in my pocket to write on, and that’s an entirely different thing. In particular, there’s no continuity. That can be a good thing, or a bad thing.

The big advantage to the cards is that I read somewhere, many years ago, that you can recognize important people by the fact that they don’t carry anything. They don’t need to carry anything, because whatever they need, they just are, and because they have other people to carry their things for them. So I stopped carrying things, in hopes of being mistaken for someone of consequence. You have to start somewhere.

I too have taken lately to carrying a bunch of index cards around in my back pocket for occasional scribbling, and I rarely take a notebook to those meetings I fail to avoid (on the basis that someone’s bound to hand out some kind of printed material that I can write on).

Of course, the main difference is that Ron is ‘someone of consequence’!

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January 2nd, 2007 at 2:13 pm

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New year’s resolutions

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  1. Keep all my resolutions this year.

Actually number one is quite a big one, so perhaps I’ll stop there.

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January 1st, 2007 at 12:00 am

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You say potato…

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Why is it that in the US they say “math”, but we say “maths”, yet we say “Lego” and they say “Legos”?

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December 11th, 2006 at 9:51 pm

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Scrum for cats

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For some reason Twiglet seems fascinated by Ken Schwaber’s Agile Quality talk.

Twiglet watching Ken Schwaber

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December 3rd, 2006 at 6:05 pm