Sunday, December 14, 2008

It's My Blog and I'll Cry If I Want to

I ended up feeling a bit sorry for myself today. A few hours ago, I heard an old song that reminded me of the first year of my marriage. That hit hard. Julio Iglesias and my brand new bride were my introduction to Spanish love ballads, and to all that that means. I heard one of those songs today for the first time in more than 25 years. Oh my.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Been There, Done That, Sent it to Production

I admit I ripped off the last part of that title. I heard it at the Access 14 Developers' Kitchen in Redmond a couple of weeks ago. One of the presenters had the all-too familiar experience of having a bug pop up in the middle of his demo. It turned out to be one of those trivial things that we all do from time to time and it was quickly fixed. While he was tweaking his code, several audience members called out variations of the familiar "Been There, Done That". Then after an appropriate pause, Doug Yudovich added his version, "Been There, Done That, Sent It to Production." In a moment of universal recognition, everyone in the room sighed and nodded in agreement.