September 28, 2006

Just one more view on Agile Development

I really found this article interesting and I love the quote:

~Stevey's Blog Rants: Good Agile, Bad Agile: "Up until maybe a year ago, I had a pretty one-dimensional view of so-called 'Agile' programming, namely that it's an idiotic fad-diet of a marketing scam making the rounds as yet another technological virus implanting itself in naive programmers who've never read 'No Silver Bullet', the kinds of programmers who buy extended warranties and self-help books and believe their bosses genuinely care about them as people, the kinds of programmers who attend conferences to make friends and who don't know how to avoid eye contact with leaflet-waving fanatics in airports and who believe writing shit on index cards will suddenly make software development easier."~

Until next time

September 26, 2006

34% White and Nerdy

Gave this survey a whirl, found out a little more about myself. You know the drill.

You are 34% white and nerdy.
How White and Nerdy Are You?

Until next time

September 25, 2006

My first Nintendo WFC experience.

To those not yet privy to the info, I now have a DS (the Onyx DS Lite I mentioned a few posts back). For now I've only picked up one DS game (I still have the option to play all my GBA games on the DS), Metroid Prime Hunters, which is not a bad game (albeit getting used to the handheld/touchscreen controls was hard at first, but once you get used to it it's a breeze). I've mostly been playing the adventure mode, but today, being home sick I decided to try and connect to my wireless internet connection and find some challengers out on the interweb to face.

Connecting wasn't hard at all. I have WEP enabled on my router (I know, it isn't very secure, but it gives me that warm feeling inside) so I have to configure my WEP key in along with my wireless SSID (if those don't make sense to you don't worry, obviously you don't have to mess with them). Once that was accomplished it was a snap to get the game to find challengers (just a few moments of time while it went off to search).

Game-play wasn't that much different from any first person shooter you might have played multiplayer with before (any of the Bond games or Perfect Dark are comparable). But I will say that not knowing your opponent does make for an unsocial environment. I told the DS to find players along my same ranking, figured since I haven't played multi-player mode before it would see me as a novice and find some novice for me to play. WRONG! Maybe I'm the only novice out there, but needless to say every opponent I found was ready and willing to kill me on sight (I understand that is the way it is played, I even had the same aspirations, but I couldn't execute as well as they did).

After playing several matches with 3 groups and getting slaughtered mercilessly I took a break. Not a bad experience, I just have to learn how to cheat. :-)

Until next time

September 16, 2006

Deja Vu?

Wow! Was that Texas Tech all over again? What a nightmare of a game. It makes me feel all gloomy, but I know as a sane person that it isn't the end of the world and it isn't even the end of the Sooner season. We still have conference play to get to (and I am still optimistic).

Don't worry, I won't be going around saying that the officials cheated us out of the game. No, I'll say the same thing I said when we lost to the Red Raiders (Texas Tech) last year:

If the Sooners had played 100% the entire game and not made so many stupid mistakes with the penalties (senseless penalties) then the officials couldn't have cheated us out of the game by making 2 or 3 bad calls.

It's true that we were cheated out of those two questionable calls within the last moments of the game. But had we earned the win from the beginning it would have been Boomer Sooner resonating after the last second ticked off the clock.

So there, I said it.
Until next time

September 9, 2006

Fall is at the door

Okay, OU pulls out another win (2-0) after a shaky first half. And if you watched the first few seconds you were probably wondering when the Sooners would decide to go forward (I know I was). But going into the half tied they came back after the break and dominated, not allowing another Washington point until close to the end of the 4th.

So far my NFL fantasy team is favored by 3 going into week one, but after my defense only got 5 pts for me I don't know if that will pan out (I went with the Dolphins since they were going up against the Steelers minus 1 Big Ben, big mistake). We'll see how my first ever fantasy team does.

Until next time,