Great and Small:

So, Vader takes an Agile approach.  He prioritizes the features list (“Look, we really need the big laser thing; our customers will just have to come to us at first.”), and he works in vertical slices.  At the end of the movie, it seems to have paid off.  There are still huge pieces missing and construction is nowhere near complete, but “Those weapon systems are operational!”

Funny. And somewhat true.

This past Sunday I completed my second-ever journey to Europe, this time to the wonderful city of Vienna. I will tell you more about this trip and why I enjoyed it later. I will also post pictures for you later.

First, I will recount for you a transatlantic tale of woe. Though it has a happy ending, be assured that while it was happening I was very quickly reaching the end of my proverbial rope, and wasn’t sure whether I should collapse into a heap of pathetic crying or flip out and snap at the airport staff, security, or various others involved in my “experience” at Toronto Pearson.

At this point, I suppose I am fortunate that the TSA doesn’t exist in Canada.

Continue reading “Point A to Point B (and points in-between)”

Look; language barriers prevent me from fully understanding this inter-species conversation. But I’m fairly certain the ibex is winning this argument.

I’m also fairly certain this ibex is at least ten times more articulate than the average person on Xbox Live.

Some people can never be helped enough, some people are never satisfied, some people don’t realize that I get requests for more promo codes than Apple gives me and that a promo code has never produced enough “exposure” to have been worth the time to generate and send it, and some people don’t realize how little time I have during the day to either meet with them or respond to any emails that justify more than a few words in response.

But occasionally I get the best kind of email, and it makes it all worth it[.]

This short post by the developer of Instapaper has one of the best email screenshots ever. The key is the title of the email, which if I’d seen it, would have been the first email I opened.

It’s also a fantastic example of the kinds of requests that I’m assuming are very common to app developers.

via Marco.org – Emails.