By now you've probably heard about it. Agile Software Development is the rage. It is said to bring to software development benefits that are usually attributed to Just In Time inventory management. It is a development strategy that deals with change easily and produces results. The Agile Manifesto and its Principles lay the groundwork.
Funny that I have a daughter named Katrina.
Everybody has been calling me asking me about what I think about what has happened. I guess my answer is that I don't think about it at all if I can help it. But when I do think about it I get angry. Not angry at the hurricane because that would be pointless and futile. I'm just angry at people, especially politicians.
This is from a posting at NOLA.com, some poor person from New Orleans wondering what has happened:
Well I was worried about people being paid to post to blogs, but there are lots of bots posting comments to blogs out there. Luckily I haven't seen this yet, but then again I haven't done a trackback to anyone else either.
There are several ways to stop the bots. You could try any or all of them.
Just finished watching Stephen Chow's Kung Fu Hustle for the first time. A friend brought over the DVD. And if they weren't my friend before they brought it over, well, they are now.
I highly recommend the movie to anyone who loves martial arts movies, fantasy, adventure, comedy and special effects. Because this movie has it all. It even has a love interest as a minor subplot brought around just in time so you can feel good abut seeing Stephen Chow's name over and over again in the credits.
Well I've moved my personal blog into a Drupal powered site which now completely ends my brief romance with blojsom. Hopefully this romance with Drupal will last a little longer* since I am tired of working on websites for free.
If you are looking for blogs about more technical stuff, then visit my "forgotten software" website.
*actually I'm studying Ruby on Rails now.
I finally got an Apple Mighty Mouse today. That alone would not be a good enough reason to blog a review since I'm sure there are plenty of people writing about it already. But it happened to coincide with my purchase of a MiniView™ Micro USB PLUS KVM Switch by IOGEAR.
OK, OK. So not everything is working right yet. The drupal cron job is running so some feeds are starting to show up. I plan to add more and plenty of links to helpful websites. (I certainly have browsed a few of those trying to get drupal to work.) One big problem which has been there since the beginning is that transparent PNG files just don't work on Windows Explorer. My apologies. A fix exists and I'll try to get it implemented soon.
Well I have finally switched the website over to being run by Drupal. There still may be a few glitches here and there. The CSS isn't ready and some odds and ends remain to be done. I'll probably install the cron task right after this. Later I'd like to use the launchd services maybe. Sendmail isn't working today so the new user accounts are basically broke until new users can get their temporary passwords mailed to them. I'll be taking care of that in the coming days along with the return of the son of the old website CSS. But basically I'm ready to get back to programming.
Don't back away. I'm talking about a Content Management System not a disease. Drupal is finally up and running and being tested on my server and just as soon as I check it out thoroughly I'll probably redo my web site using it. Hopefully my next post will be something drupally.