Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Extreme Programming, Brumfield-style.

Married pair programming. In a car. Oh yeah.

(With some war driving thrown in when you need to figure out the exact syntax of a Ruby call...)

Monday, October 02, 2006

RIP Budget Living and my other favorite magazines

I don't know what it is about my taste -- I would think I am "normal" enough to have taste similar to other people -- but time after time my favorite magazines have been cancelled on me. Victoria. Mode. Inspired House. Most recently, Budget Living. Budget Living was a high-lo lifestyle magazine with a definitely retro twist. I loved their fashion (lots of Stop Staring dresses), parties (a wedding reception in a school cafeteria), and decoration (I remember one very gothy house with a painted shadow of a raven on a stand). To add insult to injury, the publisher decided to replace my subscription with Rebook, of all things. Yuck. I have never once bought Redbook, and I definitely won't now that I've had a chance to browse it.

I have this business fantasy of buying up all of my favorite dead magazines and revitalizing them...