What does “done” mean to you?

Scott Hanselman discusses Scrum with Ken Schwaber in his recent Hanselminutes podcast. A large part of the conversation centres on the meaning of “done”. When your developers say they are done and have completed a piece of work, what does that mean? Ken argues that unless it means ready to deploy and of known good…

Nostalgia

Clearing out my loft I came across my collection of Sinclair paraphernalia. I worked my way up through the Sinclair systems, ZX-81, ZX-Spectrum and ultimately a Sinclair QL, all of which I still own. Bizarrely, since I can't remember when, I must have acquired a second ZX-81 because I find I now have two. I…

Cake irony

Apparently, the IE team sent a celebration cake to Mozilla to congratulate them on shipping Firefox 3. It's ironic that the mozillalinks.org page describing this with photos doesn't exactly display correctly in IE7. However, if you use IE8's new standards rendering mode then you do get the page as you expect. While it will be…