Weekend to an end

After a really busy weekend I have just started a “get-back-into-shape-week”… That happens quite a lot to me - the weekends are more hectic than the weeks. So you need to shape up in the weeks.

This weekend has been mainly coloured by the celebration of my Salvation Army Corps 40 years anniversary. This was a major success with a music festival with the band at the Saturday to a capacity audience - that was a very long time ago indeed. So fun, so blessed and a lot of warmth to be shared. The band played to its best even though I wrecked that last note of my duet… Well it happens, but not to often I hope.

The Sunday was also great with a celebration with the whole corps, which include the string band (yes, they still hang around), a youth choir, the band and the great Vasa...

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Loud personal details

I’m sorry but the women at my workspace that talks loud about all (i mean all) details is going on my nerves…

Every morning there is something about her children forgetting keys and sleeping over, or why not something even more personal?

And it’s loud - I could probably tape it and make some kind of diary for her…

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This week has been a bit upside down in a already hectic period. My mum had a TIA (?) which is hospital-lingo for stopper in the brain (sorry ‘bout the English).

Of course a lot of thoughts runs through your mind when something like that happens and it takes it toll on you mentally and physically.

But it all seems to go well now and there are not lasting problems. Hopefully something good can come out of this and she can reduce the stressing workload that she carries at work.

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VB.NET or C#

In a upcoming project we’ll be using VB.NET. The customer has chosen that language as their company standard and there no use or point to argue about that. … Although I can’t see the advantages with VB.NET over C#.

The last time I started a discussion about this it resulted in ca 30 mails with suggestions about why C# is superior… but at the end of the day it’s only syntax. Since the compiler will translate the code into MSIL (intermediate language) which then will be executed by the runtime there is no performance gain using C# or VB.NET.

C# seems to be the most popular choice though - I tried a Google-search on “vb.net for c# developers” and almost all hits has to do with converting a VB.NET developer into a C#-developer and not the opposite.

A popular point in why to chose VB.NET is that if you...

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Weekend in small big town

This weekend was spent at my sister, Therese, in Linköping. This is the fith (or so) town in Sweden, in size but the difference from Stockholm is very obvious when you are in the town. You can feel that different styles from the citys just by walking around in the cities.

So in a way we made a small vaccation, to another place (not another time though) over the weekend. Even the weather was wierd with sunshine and hailstorms interchangning each other.

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USB-mice eating - maybe

Today we’re kicking off a new subproject at my customer. And except four new features the customer has ask for only one (1) bug to be fixed. I don’t think that this will hold.

So…. I am saying the magical words; “if this release on contains that one bug-fix I will eat my USB-mouse”

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SCRUM - an nice overview

Have been reading up on SCRUM and found some nice articles and presentations.

This is an overview from a company that apparently has developed a Add-in for Visual Studio Team System to use on SCRUM-projects, but don’t mind that but focus on the important stuff about SCRUM instead.

Here’s another good introduction site: http://www.scrum-master.com/, especially check out Ken Schwabers top ten tips

Coming from the RUP-methodology I like the presentation but I also realise that this a bit against the whole “agile”-concept. In short - i like it.

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