A summary of my Twitter posts from March 2010:
smithcdau: Doing some final reviews for #agile2010, but amazes me how many people don’t respond to questions in comments & reviews & expect acceptance.
smithcdau: @LaurenLee_ Gossip Girl?
smithcdau: Very enjoyable day at the Melbourne Formula 1 Grand Prix. Air show, V8′s and F1 all good, only patchy rain so remained dry as well.
smithcdau: At Melbourne F1, a few spots of rain, just watched Tander win V8 Supercar race, now a couple of hours wait for F1
smithcdau: Off to the Formula 1 in Melbourne today. Looking forward to the V8 Supercars and a good showing from Webber.
smithcdau: A full day of machine rebuilds, server tweaking and general IT odds and sods at Sound Text Media ahead of me.
smithcdau: @MazdaAus Got DM thanks. They’ve replaced the battery (again) I’m not convinced it’s the fix since we’ve done that before but time will tell
smithcdau: Sampled some F1 qualifying from 10th floor office building thanks to some colleagues. Awesome view. Can still hear them clearly a block away
smithcdau: RT @AntonyMarcano: Testing tools seem to describe what the tester would do… BDD frameworks describe what we want the product to do #yam
smithcdau: GO CATS! Nice start to the season boys!
smithcdau: @jcoldrey 3 days here and I have experienced a lifetime! But enough of that, I have a test document to write!
smithcdau: I decided last minute to join an AFL Footy Tipping competition. Now I care about who wins in the footy! Go Geelong!
smithcdau: Really enjoyed @axisofawesome last night at the Melbourne Comedy Festival. Birdplane, the 3D experience & 4 chords, funny stuff!
smithcdau: @MazdaAus can you please dm me the details of who I can talk to there please. They are replacing the battery it seems…
smithcdau: @Becka_D geez I come to Melbourne and you all desert me PS Get well soon
smithcdau: @SuAkers nice score, have fun!
smithcdau: Some grafitti art in Melbourne that was right up my alley! http://twitpic.com/1at3ga
smithcdau: @jcoldrey Love this town! My head back in the testing space tomorrow but will probably rock up to F1 on Sunday!
smithcdau: Federation Square Melbourne rocking with hundreds of people on a Thursday night! http://twitpic.com/1asjz9
smithcdau: Scored another round of free comedy festival tickets. About to see Axis of Awesome at Roxannes. Met one of the guys, should be funny!
smithcdau: @LaurenLee_ Akmal and his intro guy were both awesome. Can’t believe they were giving away free tickets on the street (was a preview show)
smithcdau: Definition of frustration: I am standing across the road from Albert Park Formula 1 circuit waiting for a cab & can hear the cars practicing
smithcdau: Awesome evening discovering the secret hideouts around Melbourne about to be topped by free comedy festival tickets for Akmal
smithcdau: At Brisbane airport about to depart for Melbourne to deliver Taste of Agile course & hopefully a little Formula 1 spectating on the weekend
smithcdau: @deanrcornish I sympathize as I waded through 24 last week and they were all garbage. Use of Quality Centre <> good tester
smithcdau: @MazdaAus Thankyou!
smithcdau: @LaurenLee_ LOL! If this is my 15 minutes, I had better make the most of it!
smithcdau: RT @larrywinget: Training is expensive. Books are expensive. All learning is expensive. Being stupid is still much more expensive. #yam
smithcdau: @markmansour Nice work Mark!
smithcdau: The McFarlane Prize book has been released & mentions the work we did on the @agileacademy website – awesome! http://trunc.it/6l5ng #yam
smithcdau: Processing MARC records for South Australia. Haven’t had to do that in a while
smithcdau: @erik_petersen Thanks Erik & thanks for the tip. I hear they have a Segway tour there as well!
smithcdau: Thanks @jcoldrey @LaurenLee_ @woodsysnr @leebutts @spidie for your kind words…
smithcdau: I’ve been accepted to speak at Atlassian Summit in San Francisco in June on JIRA, GreenHopper & Kanban! http://trunc.it/6jw95 #summit10 #yam
smithcdau: Credit where due: @mazdaaus HQ followed up my Mazda6 issue first thing today. Now to see if problem can be fixed, car is on sleepover again.
smithcdau: Will watch this evolve RT @wakaleo: ‘Continuous Integration with Hudson – the book’: chapter 1 now available http://tinyurl.com/yk2brnn #yam
smithcdau: Well my Mazda 6 battery is completely dead again! Not happy! @mazdaaus now’s your time to show me your level of customer service…
smithcdau: Just watched Quiz Show, enjoyable movie: “If you look around the table and you can’t tell who the sucker is, it’s you”
smithcdau: Interesting, will look into this further RT @mlevison: An Alternative to #Certifications: http://bit.ly/df2hqk #Agile #Scrum #InfoQ
smithcdau: @LaurenLee_ Go for it…
smithcdau: @LaurenLee_ I’d be a Veolia bus and called Late…
smithcdau: @jambe Should be reading that tonite so will let you know!
smithcdau: RT @atlassian: Atlassian Summit 2010 agenda announced http://bit.ly/acBcDd
smithcdau: @shannonkrebs Thanks Shannon – must send a tweet about that to the masses!
smithcdau: @shannonkrebs I felt the same when I first saw the mockups a couple of months ago, but now I really like it…
smithcdau: Doing a final review of “The Cloud At Your Service” http://www.manning.com/rosenberg/
smithcdau: @virtualgenius Loving the SDC updates, especially on BDD
smithcdau: Ugh! RT @virtualgenius: Speaker asks, “Who has heard of BDD?” – 50% of hands go up. “Good! …and who is doing BDD?” – no hands. #yam
smithcdau: @SuAkers I am @smithcdau not @craigcdau…
smithcdau: @erik_petersen If I only I had a hammock… and moonlight… and a netbook… We have the reviews in common!
smithcdau: Reviewing #agile2010 proposals and surprised how many people do not respond to questions or reviews from weeks ago…
smithcdau: @LaurenLee_ Not awesome, but ask away…
smithcdau: JIRA and GreenHopper 4 upgrade finally completed successfully, for the size of our database and speed of our server it took 6.5 hours #yam
smithcdau: OK, my Jira data restored, but it now on initial load it seems to be doing and autoexport… Ugh…
smithcdau: Restoring 1.6 million generic values in our installation of Jira. No wonder it takes ages.
smithcdau: I had forgotten how fiddly a Jira upgrade is… My backup is done, hopefully configured everything, now waiting for the restore…
smithcdau: Upgrading our main JIRA and GreenHopper instances to 4.x, long time coming, here comes fun… #yam
smithcdau: @paul_okeeffe Mine always worked, it was just draining the battery at a rate of knots. Just don’t go to my dealer…
smithcdau: RT @LaurenLee_: Interesting overview of best jobs in America, if you chose a career as a system engineer, nice. http://trunc.it/6a8kr #yam
smithcdau: Hold a 22 minute meeting (http://trunc.it/68ita). Whilst most of this is not new, I do like the idea of eliminating “meeting debt” #yam
smithcdau: Agree with the majority of the books on this list RT @silvercatalyst: Top 20 Best #Agile Development Books, Ever. http://bit.ly/9K2bmI #yam
smithcdau: RT @martinfowler A survey of ThoughtWorker opinion of Version Control tools: http://bit.ly/awfWkG #yam
smithcdau: I dont care much for awards shows but this is good RT @jeffmacarthur: Steve Martin “Liveblogging the Oscars”: http://bit.ly/diMHMt
smithcdau: @woodsysnr First Facebook and now a blog, well done old chap!
smithcdau: @LaurenLee_ I don’t think tech books and low selling bargain bin compilation CDs count as being famous…
smithcdau: @LaurenLee_ Actually two books and the inside of a CD cover, but I don’t want to brag
smithcdau: Received my copy of Quick Python 2nd ed from Manning today. Always rewarding to see your name in the acknowledgements after reviewing!
smithcdau: Ambrose finishes P11 in Atlanta NASCAR race after a torrid start to season is now starting to head up the leaderboard in the right direction
smithcdau: Suncorp’s Jeff Smith on Becoming Agile and keeping IT nimble http://delimiter.com.au/2010/03/05/how-jeff-smith-keeps-suncorps-it-nimble/
smithcdau: Just finished watching “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”. Interesting movie but I struggled with the ending a little.
smithcdau: @benarnott what has stopped you tweeting?
smithcdau: Fraser Island, pity the weather is not a little better http://twitpic.com/16vyki
smithcdau: @LaurenLee_ it all depends on the publisher
smithcdau: In Hervey Bay, off to Kingfisher Resort on Fraser Island for dinner
smithcdau: @lisacrispin Knew I should have submitted a testing talk! Especially given my job involves evangelising testing & pointing at your book!
smithcdau: @lisacrispin Well hopefully one of my talks get accepted in Nashville and I can come your way instead!
smithcdau: @lisacrispin Dang, was hoping to see you come out to our side of the world!
smithcdau: @lisacrispin I saw the same on our stage, but I think the date is an update date rather than submission (ie when somebody updated the stage)
smithcdau: @AgileSmith Good luck, did you get my email re: QA and TDD this morning?
smithcdau: @jroyals There goes the neighbourhood…
smithcdau: RT @ssanj: “Agile” teams that sit together but that do not interact are not really “Agile”. #yam
smithcdau: RT @RonJeffries: no one wants to replace truly human testing. it’s the inhumane scripted repetitive testing that calls for automation. #yam
smithcdau: RT @lisacrispin: me 2 RT @gdinwiddie I’ve found that pairing a dev and a tester works great when automating acceptance tests. #yam
smithcdau: @MazdaAus a better service experience would help. My brand loyalty is not high right now and I own 2 mazdas and so do many of my friends
smithcdau: RT @lanettecream: Hire only devs as a test policy, what do you often get? What you deserve. For users-an experience they don’t deserve. #yam
smithcdau: Reviewing #agile2010 proposals, pith helmet on…
smithcdau: @alisterscott I read your older posts, mine is the 6 speed manual which is what appealed to me initially. We also have a 3 & its been good.
smithcdau: @mazdaaus You were never able to help me with my issue, but @alisterscott and @michaelneale are both concerned friends & potential customers
smithcdau: @alisterscott No mine was runout of prev model, had it 2 years now. As a car it has been great, just kept draining battery every 3-4 months.
smithcdau: @michaelneale Problem (after 4 times replacing radio unit) is amplifier draining battery & control kit. Currently have car, no radio.
smithcdau: @michaelneale Our Mazda 3 has been good, its just the electrics on the 6, which I put down to the service dept more than anything.
smithcdau: Almost lost my composure when my @mazdaaus service rep suggested we leave fix to my car until next week. This is week 4 and counting…
smithcdau: @twasink @jimmcslim How about an agile project using COBOL.NET – that would solve everybody’s issue!!
smithcdau: Suncorp considers replacing Hogan: http://trunc.it/5zikt
smithcdau: RT @dhemery: I think there are two steps to acceptance test automation: 1. Write automatable examples. 2. Automate the examples. #yam
smithcdau: Retagged #agile2010 proposals for the Project Management stage, now for the team to start reviewing
smithcdau: RT @AgileAcademy: Congratulations @smithcdau (Agile Academy coach) on being the co-producer of the Agile Project Management stage #agile2010
smithcdau: RT @GreenHopperTeam: GreenHopper 4.3 is out. Introduce your team to agile with a pre-configured template for scrum http://bit.ly/9FFlHc