Code Retreat

Here are just a couple of my thoughts about today’s code retreat.

Firstly, I’m a little tired of pair programming. I spent most of Thursday and Friday doing it. And then today I had to do more. I wish I had some time to work on TDD alone.

The meals today were pretty good. I would’ve done it for a pizza lunch, but I got breakfast, lunch and a fancy dinner!

It was nice to meet some of the contractors my company uses. Too bad I don’t work with any of ’em.

The “Game of Life” problem was fun to work on. And I didn’t mind not finishing it each iteration. I get it that it wasn’t about solving the problem. I was hoping for some more “thinking outside the box”, from myself or from others.

I would’ve like to have 2 keyboards and mice at each PC so we could more easily pair program, but I was told that was a no-no. (Damn unions.)

I felt there was a lot of camaraderie among us there today. Again, it is nice, but too bad none of my teammates were there. (Well, I guess Tim was, but I didn’t interact with him at all.)

Weekend

Kids = (Adam + Christi).copy();
Parents = Adam.getParents();
Duration = create(Saturday.night, Sunday.morning);
Parents.watch(Kids).for(Duration);
if (Behavior.good(Kids))
    Adam.addResponsibility(get(Kids));
else
    Parents.shorten(Duration);
    Parents.addResponsibility(remove(Kids)).wait(0);

IT is Second Class

I’ve heard that IT at my company and in the industry is seen as a second-class department, that we don’t really contribute to our industry. I didn’t really believe it until I saw this form to sign up for a railroading newsletter. IT isn’t on the list of departments. 🙁

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