Monday, August 4, 2008

Quietly Does it

I have had my eye on a pair of Bose headphones for some time but never managed to justify the cost. And to be honest I am not sure that I ever will. Except that they are truly fabulous and on my first tip with them on a plane left me feeling relaxed and comfortable. The noise onboard a plane seem to raise my tension levels but removing that noise really helped me enjoy the flight.

I was told when I bought them that the batteries were fully charged and would each last 10 hours. I can only testify to 8 on one battery with almost continuous use.

I will confess that I have tried a number of different headphones, both in and out of ear, with and without noise cancelling but nothing comes close to the peace that these phones bring with them.
So maybe I have justified them :)

Toronto - Sunday


Today is my first day in Toronto, preparing for Agile 2008. After a surprisingly smooth and peaceful crossing from the UK, and an even smoother journey to downtown Toronto I find myself preparing some slides for my short experience report 'TeamPace - Keeping the build times down' on Thursday.

I am staying at the Hilton just across the street from the conference at the Sheraton Centre for an early morning start.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Code is Poetry

On a recent visit to the Wordpress sight I was struck by their tag line "Code is poetry". I have been searching for some time for a phrase that would sum up how I feel about well crafted code; code that is easy to understand, read and generally feels 'just right'.

I am not completely convinced that code is poetry - but it comes pretty close.


Next week I will be in Toronto for Agile 2008 to present a short experience report, catch up with friends and immerse myself in all things Agile :)