Archive of 'Geek'

Scrum Task Origami –
Part 6: I Don’t Want to be an Architect

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Thanks to the success of our distributed workforce, we had so many team members contributing to the project that not surprisingly, integration quickly became a pain point. We had lots of people folding components, but we needed someone to make sure they went into the model in the right way. To address this, I had […]

Scrum Task Origami –
Part 5: Distributed Development

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

One of the best parts of working for a multinational company is having colleagues from all over the world. From my perspective, I love that I get the chance to learn all kinds of new things about new places and new cultures, but from a corporate perspective, it’s about spreading ideas, aligning the company culture, […]

My Favorite Yuri Gagarin Story

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

In honor of Yuri’s Night and the 50th anniversary of manned space flight, I thought I would share the story that I think of whenever Yuri Gagarin comes up.  Then I thought I should preface that story by explaining how on earth I even have a “favorite Yuri Gagarin story.”  And then I started thinking […]

Scrum Task Origami –
Part 4: Project Estimation

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

At long last, we have correctly completed our Japanese Brocade Level 1 Menger Sponge!  It ended up being a bit larger than the first two and took us a little over one month to complete. Now that we have finished our prototypes, the time has come to begin the final product, the Level 2 Menger […]

My First Useful iPad Travel App

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

The travel industry has had a long love affair with the iPhone and its gadgetry goodness, and Lucas and I have found dozens of incredibly helpful ways to use it when we travel.  There have been myriad travel-focused iPhone apps, so I’ve been eagerly awaiting the ways in which the iPad will revolutionize our travel […]

iPad Productivity Issues

Saturday, May 15th, 2010

I’ve been playing with my new iPad in the US for two weeks now, and I find that I’m really enjoying it. I’ve been drawn to tablet PCs for a while, and I’ve been on the fence about getting a netbook and an e-reader, so when it was announced, the iPad made sense to me. […]

Scrum Task Origami –
Part 3: Iterative Development

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

It’s been a while since I’ve posted an update on our scrum team’s origami project, and we’ve come quite a long way! First, our pile of cranes was getting unruly, so I finally brought in some thread and started stringing them up. They’re hanging in groups of 40, so there are still some odd cranes […]

Pear Programming

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

Lucas and Morten sent me this photo from their office today, and I thought it was too funny not to share: (If you’re not a software engineer, that’s a pun on “pair programming,” an agile development technique involving two programmers working together at one machine.)

Adorably Geeky

Friday, March 12th, 2010

This Etsy shop is so filled with geeky awesomeness that I decided I couldn’t just share it with a friend or two and needed instead to dedicate an entire post. The Pink Toque The shop is mainly focused on creative handmade soap designs, but there are a few other fun products tossed into the mix.  […]

Baking Cookies in Photoshop

Monday, March 1st, 2010

This is a cute time-lapse video of what it might look like if baking cookies was like using PhotoShop.  I’m neither a great baker nor a great PhotoShop artist, but I think my baking might turn out better if I had an Undo button!  On the other hand, I’m glad I don’t have to pay […]