Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Managing programmers is like herding cats
"Managing programmers is like herding cats."
Grahams Corollary :
"Do not meddle in the affairs of cats, for they are subtle and will piss on your computer."
Concatenation : the process of glueing one cat's nose to another cat's tail.
In a rain storm with a stiff headwind on the home leg.
Must be able to do it faster. :-)
Sunday, August 20, 2006
Bicycle gears in easy terms
Now when you are peddling at different cadences you produce different power outputs and if you graphed it, it would look a bit like an upturned bowl. So for any particular power output there are two cadences that match and one in the middle which is peak power output, or optimum.
For going up a hill you would like the higher cadence as when you falter your cadence drops yet you produce more power and prevent a stall, and for the flat you would prefer the lower cadence as it is not so tiring and when you falter you can just push yourself a little harder or maybe not 'cause you're tired. Also if you would like varied riding every Sunday you would prefer overlap in your gears as it make it easier to change up and down without too much thought, but if you ride day in day out you would 'learn' where all your gears 'are' and so would prefer no overlap, just more gears and closer together so you can maintain your optimum cadence depending on road conditions and windspeed.
So, erm, no such thing as gears in easy terms, sorry.
Sunday, August 13, 2006
Logic in the IT industry
Wednesday, August 09, 2006
Interestingly København Kommune is wanting to shorten cyclist's journey times, so they might want to look at educating the squirrels. Considering the numbers of cyclists in Copenhagen I guess they could save immense amounts of time, it must add up to man weeks of delays every day due to the actions of an inconsiderate few.
Anyways I digress, there I was approaching one, at about 25 kph, you can't do much faster than that in the city, not safely, them doing something about 10 kph. I rings my bell. Do they pull over, even a little? Not a chance.
I start to slow down and ring the bell again. No effect.
I am now slowed down to their speed and right on their back tire, ringing the bell again. Some say insanity it repeating the same actions but expecting different results ... The other traffic behind is catching up now, starting to bunch up, and also ringing their bells, for a moment I fancied hearing Freddie Mercury starting to sing.
Eventually the lights change, I would have had it on a good green, but am held up by the squirrel and so everyone arrives as it turns red.
Pulling up next to them I go to strike up a conversation. I want to know why they wouldn't pull over and being the charitable type I always ere on the side of 'accident' than 'maliciousness', then a little devil in me noticed a look on their face indicating they wanted an argument, hence it was malicious, so said: "Sorry about ringing the bell like that. I've just realised it being an English bell you probably couldn't understand it."
Tuesday, August 08, 2006
It was a very cold shower...
Must be the cold shower...
Just like school, except, no beatings!
Wednesday, August 02, 2006
New Client : New Cycling Record
Anyways, now I have a new client, a few kilometers further out than the previous one, so the time has increased. 1st attempt, learning the route, yet still at speed: 2:02:07
Todays: 2:01:57, oh dear, not much improvement, but theoretically should get it below 2 hours.
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