Archive for February, 2010

A Small Token of Our Appreciation

A Small Token of Our Appreciation
The Company was pleased with our performance last year.  So they went against everything we've been teaching our kids, and gave us candy pills. That's Jelly beans on the left, mints on the right.  Or so I hope.

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A good and bad thing about Buzz.

One cool thing about Buzz: I get more replies than before on my posts. One bad thing about Buzz: Those replies are on the Buzz server, not here. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Clumsy Pattern: Software Development

I haven't formulated exactly what I'm going to say, but I wanted to start a series on the Clumsy pattern in software development.  Don't get excited, I'm neither adopting patterns as a beloved thing (that sentence needs its own post), nor am I trying to establish a new industry term.  I'll do a Clumsy Pattern post when I come across things that are so archaic or broken that they have no right still existing. Read the rest of this entry »

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Well, they’re now on the list, anyway…

Alternate titles for this post:
  • How Gamestop ruined my Valentine's Day
  • Gamestop Made Me Do It
  • I'm an Idiot
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Design Work…

Design Work...
I just picked up three books on Design, based largely on the recommendations in the JavaPosse Roundup 09 sessions on the topic.  I haven't read them yet, but just perusing them makes them look to be a lot of fun.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Fixing the XBox 360

I thought I was in the clear as far as the 3 red lights goes for the XBox 360... it happened, I was under warranty, Microsoft send a cardboard coffin, and I sent it back.  End of story. Oops, it happened again.  There's no free lunch this time.  Even if I paid the $100 to MS to repair it, they would only give a 90 day warranty on their work.  So, either buy a new one (with a massive extended warranty, of course) or try to fix it myself.  After attempting to buy a new Arcade unit for $200 at K-Mart twice, but failing both times because they were out of stock, I went the fix route. Read the rest of this entry »

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