What motivates you?

I’ve been attending the Nottingham Agile meetups over the last year. They’ve all been excellent, with loads of good presentations aimed at making us better software developers. Last night’s meetup was about Scrum Masters (and how to be a great one). The talk – by the always helpful and insightful Chris RF – included anĀ amazing…… Continue reading What motivates you?

What a wonderful world

I bet you’ve been dying to hear a death metal version of the Louis Armstrong classic “Wonderful World” haven’t you? I have. Here it is! *update* Two of the videos have already been taken down. I guess the copyright law wins again. FFS Found this via the sometimes wonderful Boing Boing. I suspect that the…… Continue reading What a wonderful world


I could be dicing with death by posting this YouTube clip but I can’t help myself.

Links for March 12th

Iron Maiden speak out over riot Heavy metal group Iron Maiden’s tour manager has criticised the people who were arrested for trying to gatecrash a concert in Bogota. Colombian police arrested more than 100 people after stones were thrown hours before the group were due to perform. In a statement posted on the band’s website,…… Continue reading Links for March 12th

Bookmarks for March 5th through March 10th

YouTube vs PRS: whoever wins, it’s bad news for musicians – You’ve got to hand it to Google: when it threw its toys out of the pram over its dispute with PRS For Music, it immediately won the PR war. On blogs, boards and Twitter the consensus is: hurrah for Google! It’s sticking it to…… Continue reading Bookmarks for March 5th through March 10th


I don’t get people sometimes. If you’d paid for a ticket to a comedy gig to see a well-known comedian would you get bladdered beforehand and then hurl a stream of incoherent abuse at the stage? This guy did: Props have to go to Richard Herring on giving such an inventive, and deservedly barbed, response…… Continue reading Bollocks

Sleepwalking dog

I sometimes dream about running. I’m either running away from or chasing something and my legs often join in the fun. I’ve had the odd elbow in the ribs due to my involuntary twitchiness. However, I’ve never done this: Class!