Saturday, 31 January 2015

Doing Without

Today's number one is this entry from Breaking Fitt's Law. Unfortunately it was the second-to-last instalment of this webcomic before it quietly went on hiatis.

Number two comes from Diesel Sweeties. There's things we need and things we only think we need. Once you get past Oxygen, Water, and "Pizza" (Complex carbs, fats, a little protein and some vegetables) everything else is just a detail They, of course, understand something similar.

Diesel Sweeties is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 License.

Number one is this entry on "Information Radiators" from Breaking Fitt's Law. It's a real shame that this was the second-to-last instalment of this webcomic. The 6 frames of this posting covered several of my pet hates about how agile methodology is implemented.

Don't get me wrong, done properly Agile is a great method, but there are pre-requisites that mean that it can only work properly if management is prepared to give up their worst excesses.

Managers (Who usually say they hate surprises) constantly spring surprises on staff, wasting effort and causing rework. I'm not complaining of surprises required because the customer has changed the deliverables, but surprises because they have read in PHB monthly that this is the latest incarnation of agile and will miraculously cure the lack of delivery in the previous incarnation.

Having sock-puppets wander around springing, on already hard working employees, management's latest attempt at getting their eyes to converge isn't it.

Don't even get me started on the way they massacre the English language.

Other notable entries:
  1. It's been a long time since I felt Scott Adams was producing work at his 1990s level of quality. This piece on why smart people should never be made bosses returned him to that greatness. [Dilbert]
  2. Get some Geeky Valentines from [Bird and Moon]
  3. Damn, am I too old to go to space? Making her debut here is [Imy]
  4. It's usually pretty gross, the old coffee pot. [I am Arg]
  5. Two Buni's the first a great take on the holy hermit in the mountain and the other an OK look at how anthropomorphic dominoes might feel. [Buni]
Also worth a look if you're a bit bored:
  1. Although women wear outfits, men wear ??? [St Beals]
  2. When it comes to food wrapping this seems to be Health and Safety gone crazy. Alex Halatt produces this comic series that revolves around the penguin population in the Arctic. Hopefully he's just ignorant, but penguins don't live in the Arctic. They live only in the southern hemisphere. [Arctic Circle]
  3. Funday morning is an OK webcomic I've been reading for a long time. They are usually a wry smile and not a laugh from me but they finally make their  debut today with these two items. The first is a great take on the "It followed me home" joke. Seriously who could turn down that smile? The second is better than but closer too their normal quality level, it deals with mining stupidity. [Funday Morning]
  4. Rounding today off is Last Kiss living up to its name. [Last Kiss]

This is a backdated page from the archives. Date from posting date of the featured comics. This blog entry was really written on 25 May 2015.

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