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[#] Fri May 19 2017 13:11:40 EDT from fleeb

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disciplined_agile_delivery

I guess it's somewhat new-ish, having been around since 2012, I think.

I've been reading up on it, and it makes sense to me. It's really, well, common-sense stuff, described in a language that ought to please managers who don't really have common sense.

Heh.

[#] Sat May 20 2017 13:02:41 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Agile in general hasn't been around for 17 years, has it?



[#] Sun May 21 2017 12:40:20 EDT from kc5tja

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Agile has been around at least as long as Extreme Programming has, and honestly, some earlier practices like "Spiral" methodology can be considered agile by today's standards. For that matter, the guy who coined the waterfall model, in his classic paper on the subject, actually was arguing AGAINST waterfall and for "agile" methods. But, waterfall stuck ostensibly because those reading the paper never got past the first two pages of the memo.

[#] Sun May 21 2017 12:50:17 EDT from kc5tja

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Just on a fluke, I decided to install Gnome desktop on my Ubuntu machine, just to see how different the UX is. Today, I learned that it has absolutely no impact on the "converged" user experience that Ubuntu was trying to shoot for. My dock's background color is different. That's all that has materially changed.

[#] Sun May 21 2017 22:59:10 EDT from zooer

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TIL.... that the local Adult World has a A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.  I am interested in the problems, how they were resolved and all the people that rated the business.  Then again maybe I shouldn't wonder.  

I was looking up used bookstores, for some reason Adult World was in the list with a BBB A+ rating.



[#] Mon May 22 2017 09:45:10 EDT from fleeb

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(I'll discuss Agile in Programming, I think, rather than cluttering this room with it).

[#] Sat Jul 08 2017 20:29:19 EDT from zooer

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Today I learned that Kmart opened in 1899 as S.S. Kresge Company and renamed to Kmart in 1962.

 



[#] Tue Jul 11 2017 10:12:52 EDT from zooer

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TIL.... It coast taxpayers about $100,000.00 per mile for re­paving.

 



[#] Tue Jul 11 2017 13:08:42 EDT from kc5tja

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Concrete or bitumenous?

[#] Mon Jul 31 2017 17:00:04 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Today I learned that Texas is humid in July. Ugh.

[#] Mon Jul 31 2017 21:45:46 EDT from zooer

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But it is a wet heat.



[#] Tue Aug 01 2017 05:58:23 EDT from fleeb

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I've heard Texas is freakishly hot in the summer.

There are certain people in Texas that I wish would melt in that heat, but I'm guessing Texas exists as a place where those people train for hell.

[#] Tue Aug 01 2017 12:15:14 EDT from wizard of aahz

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I've been in Austin at unhappy times.

[#] Mon Aug 07 2017 13:06:22 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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There are certain people in Texas that I wish would melt in that heat,


They hide under a bush to keep cool.

[#] Tue Aug 08 2017 10:15:45 EDT from kc5tja

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So, ARM is no more; it's now Arm (in text) and arm (in logo form, because, you know, ... reasons). It's the beginning of the end for the company I think; when a company is more worried with its logo than with renovating its licensing arrangements for new income flows, that's when the shiny exterior paint starts to peel.

[#] Tue Aug 08 2017 12:14:12 EDT from LoanShark

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ARM the architecture probably has enough life in it that it won't even blink at the death of its founding company.

But, hasn't that been more of an industry consortium for a while now anyway? That will continue to exist as long as the major ARM licensees continue to find it useful

[#] Wed Aug 09 2017 11:32:26 EDT from kc5tja

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I don't care about the architecture. I respect Arm as a historical monument.

As for the industry consortium, no. ARM was the exclusive holder for all things ... ARM architecture. Manufacturers have to license the architecture from ARM for big bucks just to be able to fab the chips, PLUS, commissions on units sold.

[#] Mon Aug 14 2017 06:45:30 EDT from zooer

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TIL that Stewart Copeland's (drummer Police) father worked for the CIA and wrote for conservative magazines. I had previously thought he was in the military. I learned that one of his brothers was the band's manager, the other brother was the booking agent and that the booking agent dated Courtney Cox.



[#] Tue Aug 15 2017 11:50:15 EDT from fleeb

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It'd be amazing if Aaron Copeland and Stewart Copeland were somehow related.

[#] Thu Sep 21 2017 15:45:56 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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They worked together on an operating system for Apple.



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