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Monthly Archive for January, 2009


I had a speaking engagement in Toronto last week courtesy of work. It’s still a cause of considerable surprise to me that I have anything to say about the subject of software development that other people want to hear but there you go. Not only were I and my colleague Dave Robertson presenting on the [...]

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steep and deep

The latter half of my week in Jackson Hole at the Steep and Deep camp was great fun. So much fun in fact that I’m wondering when I can do it again.

The first morning was probably the most stressful because having ridden the first tram of the day up to the top of Rendezvous Mountain, [...]

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Canada Post, appallingness thereof

I got a message today from a colleague of mine in Australia. His name is Christopher Johnston and he transfered there last year from ThoughtWorks Canada. He also set up a mail re-direct with Canada Post to have anything sent to the office sent on to his parents address.
It now turns out that for the [...]

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roaming in wyoming

Greetings from the great state of Wyoming! To some of you Wyoming may make you think of sulphorous old geezers but it’s not just the home of Dick Cheney. It’s also home to some of America’s best skiing, skiing I have been enjoying more than somewhat.

I’m spending a week in Jackson Hole, a resort I’ve [...]

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While still in a retrospective mood regarding the music I’ve been listening to during 2008 I remembered something else I really wanted to share. I caught the Carolina Chocolate Drops at the Calgary Folk Festival this summer and really enjoyed their set and the album I bought at the record tent. They play some fantastic [...]

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Happy New Year friends. Here’s a lorra 2009 love to you all.
As for last year, I’m going to score myself as 2.5 out of 3 against last year’s resolutions. This year though I don’t have any resolutions I particularly want to make - so I won’t! I do need to decide where I’m going to [...]

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