A summary of my Twitter posts from December 2011:
smithcdau: Happy New Year 2012!
smithcdau: Mac “On hold (authentication required)” error when installing a
printer –> https://t.co/cpvuA1Z9
smithcdau: Rule #69: Never trust a woman who doesn’t trust her man.
(watching NCIS, Devil’s Triangle S09E07) http://t.co/hNRTM8x1
smithcdau: @andrewfnewman 2.5 i5, the middle one…
smithcdau: @alisterscott I am starting with a Mac Mini to replace old tower. I have only held out as every place I work & support is still Windows…
smithcdau: I just bought a Mac… I think I have crossed to another side…
smithcdau: @Lozingers It’s actually number 10, not that it makes the problem any better…
smithcdau: @twasink Yep, just needed time to do it
smithcdau: @Lozingers Ugh… feels like it was written by a robot (worst part is I know it wasn’t)
smithcdau: Yay! Inbox Zero at work…
smithcdau: @erik_petersen “It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than open your mouth and remove all doubt.” (Lisa Simpson)
smithcdau: The Ten Most Annoying Management Terms Of 2011 http://t.co/8A50iKpE (I have heard 9/10 of these this year (and used a couple as well) #yam
smithcdau: @lisacrispin Because we need your brain for all the geeky tester stuff
smithcdau: Trying to sort photos of storywalls and whiteboards from last 12 months on iPhone. Should sort them earlier. #firstworldagilecoachproblem
smithcdau: Quick start examples for pdftk –> http://t.co/5UlqkpVP
smithcdau: @etb_syd Agreed. Setting up a “test automation project” is just glossing over the real problem.
smithcdau: RT @lisacrispin: Gosh, I’m tired of hearing people refer to ”test automation projects”… How is test automation separate from s/w dev? #yam
smithcdau: Improving the Daily Scrum http://t.co/luVLKqea (I like the energy metric) #yam #agile
smithcdau: I think I need to look into this Path thing…
smithcdau: Better off living in the hole, looking at the palace… (watching An Idiot Abroad, Jordan S01E03) http://t.co/j9JUT1o6
smithcdau: Top Ten Reasons Why Large Companies Fail To Keep Their Best Talent – Forbes http://t.co/ijrnkTUw
smithcdau: @mlevison Indeed. There is no need to, but they make it a little difficult to figure out. My biggest issue was connecting the thing to wifi!
smithcdau: @mlevison You don’t need Xbox Live unless you want to play online/use online features. I have a Gold a/c but rest of family have local a/cs
smithcdau: @mlevison Have you sorted it? Essentially everybody needs an account.
smithcdau: ♫♪♬ Listening to Goldfrapp – Head First ♫♪♬
smithcdau: Agile Australia 2012 Product Afternoon Review (from November in Melbourne) –> http://t.co/lZtLYmHJ #yam #agileaus
smithcdau: Story points are a quantitative expression of a qualitative process, thus they are instantly misleading (via @ourfounder) #yam
smithcdau: YOW! 2011 Australia Review –> http://t.co/WT66A1kv #yam #in #yow_oz
smithcdau: Yes You Need A Full Time Scrum Master –> http://t.co/zEtVsEvH No I’m still not convinced of the value especially when teams have a PM #yam
smithcdau: RT @TheAgilePodcast: Podcast Episode 20: Lean Start-ups with @JoshuaKerievsky is out now! http://t.co/UuGjMw3o #Agile #Lean #Leanstartup
smithcdau: @leebutts good news, hope its a rattle free Xmas mate
smithcdau: @michaelneale I left iinet due to them screwing me over with plans, I will be watching this deal closely…
smithcdau: RT @neiltyson: The best engineering flow chart ever: http://t.co/Rs7GNh4U
smithcdau: Not sure I like the idea of this… iiNet to buy Internode http://t.co/DUhhUT2q
smithcdau: “Yoda Conditions”, “Pokémon Exception Handling” and other programming classics via @dodgy_coder –> http://t.co/pDqnHA8Y
smithcdau: My latest @infoq news article: The Agile Community Needs to Embrace… Agile Thought Leaders at YOW! http://t.co/gbzuZgor #yow_oz #in #yam
smithcdau: RT @slatteryit: 5 weeks until submissions close for Agile Australia 2012! View vote and comment on topics – http://t.co/P5X2ufDc
smithcdau: Maybe this key will be the key to putting the key in anarchy (watching The Simpsons, 500 Keys S22E21) http://t.co/G8q3BfH3
smithcdau: @PeterSellars up for a Muzza run this week?
smithcdau: One of the gentleman of @v8supercars: Jason Richards 1976 – 2011 http://t.co/but8kSBh #V8SC
smithcdau: Everything’s coming up Milhouse! (watching The Simpsons, Homer Scissorhands S22E20) http://t.co/e48j6imO
smithcdau: Wheels down BNE (@ Domestic Terminal w/ 3 others) http://t.co/LpLuM0Yx
smithcdau: @aspinall woot! Well done sir!
smithcdau: @martinjandrews @IndustrialLogic @JoshuaKerievsky I’ll second that!
smithcdau: 3 busy days in Melbourne, heading home… (@ T3 (Domestic - Virgin Australia & Regional Express) Terminal) http://t.co/Djp50W1G
smithcdau: RT @TheAgilePodcast: Episode 19: Luna Tractor with @nxdnz Nigel Dalton at the #yow_oz conference talking about #agile http://t.co/MffKy0c0
smithcdau: QA should stand for “quality awareness” not quality assurance (via @lassekoskela) #yam
smithcdau: I was just awarded the “Comedy Fan” badge at http://t.co/XmOQcTmD
smithcdau: The first scene sums up Iteration Manager/Scrum Master work for me (watching Pushing Tin) http://t.co/uHGlKKS7
smithcdau: Continuous Deployment! RT @andee_marks: Etsy “has 140 people… pushing production code between 50-60 times a day” http://t.co/Vp0REtSw #yam
smithcdau: Wheels down MEL (@ T3 (Domestic – Virgin Australia & Regional Express) Terminal w/ 2 others) http://t.co/sSDJgvq4
smithcdau: Hmmm… RT @can_test: In TDD, the tests that you automate are not executable specs. They are executable questions based on assumptions.
smithcdau: Never sit in row 8 on a Virgin Australia flight, no window, should have gone with my gut instinct to request a seat change at the desk :-)
smithcdau: Melbourne bound! (@ Domestic Terminal w/ 4 others) http://t.co/pOybLfXP
smithcdau: Getting the OS right (for the iPhone, the iPad and the Kindle) http://t.co/dYZZPSXW
smithcdau: The Multitasking Name Game – or How Long Does it Take to Write a Name? http://t.co/K5LnN1oz
smithcdau: Wheels down BNE (@ Domestic Terminal w/ 6 others) http://t.co/gYAjWb9y
smithcdau: Taste of Agile training completed, heading home… (@ T2 Multi-User Domestic (Sydney Airport – SYD) w/ 5 others)
smithcdau: @spidie @aspinall Cool, really enjoyed that chat, thanks for having me along lads…
smithcdau: Wheels down SYD (@ T2 Multi-User Domestic (Sydney Airport – SYD) w/ 3 others) http://t.co/F9LlHPsD
smithcdau: Bound for Sydney to spread some agile goodness (@ Domestic Terminal w/ 2 others) http://t.co/kGBQgMfy
smithcdau: @spidie …a recurring theme around product focus that has some substance…
smithcdau: @travisjwarren not a pivot, more of an evolution and a clearer path…
smithcdau: I am having a weird transformation in my agile thinking here at #yow_oz, surely only good things can come from this…
smithcdau: Ditto! RT @AgileRenee: Just recorded fantastic podcast with @JoshuaKerievsky – I was engrossed – thanks Josh, you are a wealth of knowledge!
smithcdau: RT @AgileRenee: Just recorded a fantastic podcast with @JoshuaKerievsky – I was engrossed – thanks Josh, you are a wealth of knowledge!
smithcdau: @jchyip I am hearing that sentiment everywhere at YOW! Australia this week, and agree..,
smithcdau: RT @ssanj: “The longer you sit, the sooner you will die” – Linda Rising #YOW_OZ
smithcdau: RT @spidie: Linda Rising: “Do you suppose Agile is a placebo?” ”Would that be a bad thing?” #yow #yow_oz
smithcdau: RT @twasink: Drug companies as software dev: u wanna try this pill? Made me feel good! #yow_probl #yow_oz
smithcdau: @PeterSellars how are those blue pills? #yow_oz
smithcdau: RT @gavinbunney: Three most hard topics in the universe - quantum physics, theory of relativity and Perl. #yow_oz
smithcdau: Kicking off YOW! day 2 (@ The Sebel & Citigate King George Square w/ 2 others) http://t.co/dvdtqznw
smithcdau: RT @codemiller: “The devs end up saying ‘can you please stop testing so we can fix the bugs you’ve found.” – @rjmh in property-based tes…
smithcdau: RT @gavinbunney: Shipping your product is like giving birth… You don’t high-five each other and you’re done #yow_oz
smithcdau: RT @bjorn_fb: “You should fear Social Debt more than Technical Debt – because you can fix Technical Debt – you won’t, but you can” @bmf …
smithcdau: @twasink hopefully less wind, the conversation is worth the listen…
smithcdau: @spidie went to coffee shop, not sure it was quieter…
smithcdau: @spidie yep in green room
smithcdau: @spidie we went outside…
smithcdau: RT @andrewfnewman: #yow_oz Americans said get a man on the moon, Russians asked what’s on the moon.
smithcdau: RT @delitescere: #yow_oz @nxdnz “If this agile WW2 room hadn’t worked, I’d be doing this in German. It’d take quite a bit longer.” – and …
smithcdau: RT @spidie: Nigel Dalton: An Agilist who became an accidental Systems Thinker #yow #yow_oz
smithcdau: @spidie yep all good, just yell when makes sense
smithcdau: RT @spidie: Books are hard to refactor #yow_oz #yow also – You can’t refactor first impressions.
smithcdau: Real pleasure to introduce Mary Poppendieck & Nigel Dalton on the Agile / Lean stage at #yow_oz
smithcdau: RT @_spyder: I’m a java dev and this #yow_oz keynote is starting to send me to sleep. The rest of you must be nearly in physical pain?
smithcdau: Sessions kicking off for day 1 of YOW! (@ The Sebel & Citigate King George Square w/ 4 others) http://t.co/ErhXT5Fp
smithcdau: You wanted space… go sit on a missile! (watching Mike & Molly, Carl Gets A Girl S01E11) http://t.co/FXQjv0jI
smithcdau: V8 Supercars Sydney 500: @mwinterbottom takes race win, @jamiewhincup takes his third @v8supercars title #v8sc
smithcdau: V8 Supercars Sydney: Thrilling race win by @craiglowndes888, championship down to the wire tomorrow #V8SC
smithcdau: @nickmuldoon All my presentations at http://t.co/11UtyNho. Specification By Example is excellent read, but are you after technical intro?