June 27, 2011

Canada Post and CUPW

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Ok, I’m not necessarily going to pick specifically on Canada Post or their union, just unions in general. Unlike most people in the IT profession, I’ve had the “pleasure” of working for a union before.  Not in IT, but during one of those character building summer jobs, in a steel mill.  During my time there […]

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June 21, 2011

Scripting Layer 4 Android

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Last week I wanted to try out some of the touted “customization abilities” and ease of development of the Android platform for developers.  Being a hacker at heart, I had to give it a shot. I wasn’t yet ready to fully throw myself into full on app development yet, mostly due to time constraints, and […]

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June 13, 2011

Story Points. Are they just an illusion?

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I am a very strong supporter of agile development, as my teams have had very strong success in the past.  I have noticed however that point estimates have become very “uncool” in the past 6 months, give or take a couple months.  The reason this seems to be happening, is that management still wants time […]

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June 8, 2011

best of friends

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Or maybe not. Everyone of us growing up has probably heard the expression, “fighting like cats and dogs”.  Well this comes from the idea that cats can’t get along with dogs, probably due to dogs being more playful than cats. The only comment that I need to say to this, is apparently they didn’t have […]

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June 7, 2011

Shaving product reviews

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I’ve been in contact recently with BlueBeard’s revenge shaving products ( http://www.bluebeards-revenge.co.uk ) , about possibly doing a product review for them.  They are a newish company in the men’s shaving product arena, and their market approach for the moment seems to focus on social media. So when I saw a tweet message go by, […]

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