This is a fantastic opportunity, if you're in Europe, to learn about state-of-the-art Agile in Embedded Systems.
From: Nancy Van Schooenderwoert <email@example.com>
Hi friends -
I will be teaching a 2-day workshop hosted by the University of York next month. It's intended for people completely new to Agile who are building embedded systems based products. The focus is on software and firmware, but there will be discussion of how to interleave that work with hardware development. It's for many job roles, not just programming.
This is the first public course ever to go into this much depth on the techniques that really work for using Agile principles for embedded work. It's based on ideas that I used with my own project team ten years ago, and what I have learned since, while coaching dozens more teams in how they can adapt those practices.
What: "Agile for Embedded Systems Development Workshop"
Date: Dec 15-16, 2010
Location: University of York, UK
More details, and registration info:
I got home about 6 this evening and decided to have dinner a little early. My wife had made up a huge bowl of celeriac soup the previous evening and I had been thinking about it, off and on, all day. Might sound weird but we ate in "The Kitchen" a few weeks ago, shortly after it had been voted Best Restaurant in the entire UK, and they served celeriac soup in their sampling menu. Delicious. And healthy too!
So I ate my soup and then ... and then ... and then ... and then I disappeared for a few hours. I got really overwhelmingly tired.
About 2 hours later I started to feel lively again. And then I had a thought.
I googled "celeriac glyaecemic index" and discovered that celeriac has a GI of 85 which is really, really, high. I'm diabetic and that's not such a good thing. It was like drinking a few big glasses of full-fat coke.
So there you go. Who would have thought. It seemed healthy and virtuous but it lost me an evening.
My friend Greg just emailed me to say he had "kindled" some books and read one of them over the weekend.
This is the first time I've heard the word "kindled" used as a verb. I remember the fuss when google became "googled".
I guess this means that the Kindle has made it. Well done Amazon.
This is one of the most interesting articles I've read in a long time. The author suggests that we get less pleasure from food nowadays because we put less effort into cooking our food, and that's one of the reasons we tend to eat bigger meals than in the past. I like the theory and the author has referenced research I've not seen before. Thought provoking stuff yet easily digestible.
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This is hardly business like but … You have to love little kids!
The children began to identify the flavours by their color:
The teacher then gave them all HONEY lifesavers.
None of the children could identify the taste.
The teacher said, 'I will give you all a clue. It's what your Mother may sometimes call your father.'
One little girl looked up in horror, spat her lifesaver out and yelled, 'Oh my God! They're arse-holes!
The teacher had to leave the room.