As with many techies I did some tech support for myself and relatives over the weekend:
Setup my in-laws backup solution to an external hard drive and did their first full backups. This took some time just because backing up about 200GB across two machines isn’t that fast. Setup a wireless network for my in-laws. [...]
As a bonus Xmas gift this week, I completed my part of a code review of a developer’s code before heading out Friday. The code review primarily covered a JSF backing bean/controller and a corresponding test case. Even though the tests had mostly been written after the test case was just a joy to read: [...]
Listening to an interview on Software Engineering Radio with Amazon’s CTO, Werner Vogels, a novel idea to chartering a project was explained. At Amazon instead of the traditional project charter or having a team just start with playing around with new technology, they require as a first step that the team writes a press release [...]
Sometimes you just have to have a little fun. Nerf arms race, anyone?
A few days ago my developers explained that they were being randomly shot with nerf darts in their collocated cubicles by the QA tester. Next day, one of the mainframe developers picks up a nerf gun. The web developers were a [...]
We’ve had an issue with one of our project builds that cruisecontrol can’t successfully checkout from CVS using maven 2. We went ahead and just manually logged into the build box and just ran a
before each build. It works, but it’s clunky.
I tried luntbuild about a month or so ago, but [...]