Sunday, June 6, 2010

Nature's Beauty

My first attempt at capturing the natural beauty that can be found in the gardens here at home.
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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Development Methodologies

As you all might or might not know I am not a wood worker by trade, wood working is my hobby.  Technical Solution Architecture is my trade, once my hobby but that is a different post!

To that end I have seen many different methodologies but I have not seen the realism portrayed better than by Scott Berkun and his responders to his blog entry on development methodologies.

I hope you enjoy this as much as I did.

I think my least favorite brand is:

EDD (Expert Driven Development)

This is where the development activities and decision are driven from one expert.  This expert overrules all either by force of will or just because he/she is thought of as the expert and all others defer.  The rub comes in, of course, when the expert is not really an expert...

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Windows Live Writer; First Try

Here is my first try with Windows Live Writer.  I like the interface but I am not sure how the interface with Blogger will work out, I guess I will see once I hit the button.  I must say that the set up for blogger was amazingly easy.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Unused Space!

This weekend I decided to use some of the limited unused space that I had in the garage, which doubles as my wood working shop. With this in mind I created a 42" X 86" shelf over the roll-up garage door.

As you can see this is basically a "deck" using the front and side walls of the garage for ledger boards and then a metal strap for the "floating" corner.

Seems to work really well so far! The total cost for this was under $30! What a deal.

Sunday, April 1, 2007

April 07 Pens

Three pens were completed today:
This is a acrylic pen turned and finished with a black inlaid gold pen set.

Here we have another acrylic, this one a pencil with a brushed nickel pencil set.

Finally some real wood. We have some paduk on a silver pen set.
This one was turned a bit different. I over-sized the top and put a bit of detail around the middle.

Sunday, March 25, 2007


eragon is a story about a boy, almost a young man, that finds an egg wile out hunting in mid-evil times in the realm of an evil king. The egg, of course, turns out to be a dragon egg.

The cast turns out to be a very good one indeed. Eragon is played by Ed Speleers, he plays the part very well and makes this farm boy turned Dragon-Rider a believable concept. Sienna Guillory, playing Arya the other world princess, is a epitome of goodness and light. Jeremy Irons is the power player in this cast. He plays the, one-time Dragon-Rider, that lost his dragon to a foe.

The connection between the Dragon and Dragon-Rider is classic. They learn to help each other. They team up with Brom (Irons) and the rebels. They, of-course, win out in the end over the evil empire.

The rating on this movie is PG, but it is a bit brutal for the young. I can see a kiddo that is less then 8 or so having serious nightmares over this one. For the preteen and the teenagers this is a great good over evil movie.

The special effects are fantastic and very realistic. The magic that is done is top of the line. The story line is a bit predictable, but still entertaining.

Overall I have to give it 4 of 5.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

In the last few days I have create a few pens for the family...
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