Experimenting With Scrum

I recently tried using some parts of scrum with my team at Microsoft.  We’re a development team in test and tend to have a lot of small, independent projects rather than one larger integrated one.  To make matters worse, we work with audio and video and there is a lot of specialized knowledge with each…

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Dual Core Media Center Goodness

I recently put together a new Media Center PC.  The old one was running on a Pentium4 1.7 GHz and was becoming too slow for my tastes.  It ran okay but was becoming slow to bring up the guide, etc.  The day following Thanksgiving, I was able to score an AMD Athlon 64 x2 3800+…

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Language Inefficiencies

   I spent some time yesterday trying to learn Perl.  I’d looked at it some a few years back but never had a use for it.  I now have a need to write a tool for our build environment and so, based on what is available, I am required to use Perl.  The first thing…

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