Saturday, December 18, 2004

Haiku: eXtreme Programming

eXtreme Programming.
If it's too extreme for you,
Use what works ... for now.

Haiku: Waterall Design

Waterfall design
Fundamental in the past
Now deprecated

Haiku: TDD

What is TDD?
Test Driven Development
Higher Quality
—W. Whipple

Haiku: From the Finale Mailing List: Windows

  1. Chaos reigns within.
    Reflect, repent, and reboot.
    Order shall return.
  2. Program aborting:
    Close all that you have worked on.
    You ask far too much.
  3. Windows NT crashed.
    I am the Blue Screen of Death.
    No one hears your screams.
  4. Yesterday it worked.
    Today it is not working.
    Windows is like that.
  5. Your file was so big.
    It might be very useful.
    But now it is gone.
  6. A crash reduces
    your expensive computer
    to a simple stone.
  7. Three things are certain:
    Death, taxes and lost data.
    Guess which has occurred?
  8. Out of memory.
    We wish to hold the whole sky,
    But we never will.
  9. Having been erased,
    The document you’re seeking
    must now be retyped.
  10. Serious error.
    All shortcuts have disappeared.
    Screen. Mind. Both are blank

Haiku: Two Christmas Haiku by Kurt Gnos

A Christmas concert
All angels are frolocking
singing "Silent Night"...

Winter - snow falling
Jingle Bells in Finale
Might as well be spring...

Haiku: Japanese Language

Japanese language
Even the children speak it
It must be easy...
—Kurt Gnos

Thursday, October 28, 2004

October 2004 Hawaii Vacation

On Thursday, October 21, 2004, we flew to Honolulu to visit our son John, a programmer for Konami Software. We took John's surfboard (wrapped in bubble wrap) in the back of our pickup to the airport and shipped it as excess baggage to Honolulu. We left SLC at 1:10 p.m. and arrived in Honolulu at 6:10 p.m., after a brief stop in Los Angeles. We stayed at the Waikiki Gateway Hotel.

Exploring Honolulu, Friday, October 22

After continental breakfast on the 16th floor of theWaikiki Gateway, Barbara and I hopped a bus to the Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor.

The Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor