Monday, September 24, 2007

CruiseControl best practices on the ThoughtWorks Studios blog

I'm writing a series of best practices for CruiseControl Enterprise on the ThoughtWorks Studios blog.

Posts #1 and #2 have been published already.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

bike thieves: scum sucking leeches

Ant and Smartfrog maintainer (and keen cyclist ) Steve Loughran had his bike stolen in Bristol today.

Charmingly they knocked over his 5 year old son while nicking it. The full story is on his blog. If you live in or near Bristol, England (or even if you don't), please have a look. You just might help recover it.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Damn you, Obsolescence!

My first real job was in a computer rental company. I used to service and install Apple MacIntosh computers. I'm in my 30's now and I was 19 then. The only thing that the me of 1992 would recognise in an Apple Store in 2007 would be the logo. Perhaps that's why I am so obsessed with ancient Mac systems now - perhaps it's a way of holding onto my past identity as someone who loved working on Apple computers. I'll save that one for therapy.

Anyway, right now I have a leaky garage full of Apple Mac parts that I need to shift before winter. I've decided to stick with one ancient Mac and find a new home for the rest. It drives me mad to see people making aquariums out of working computers that could still be used. So if you know anybody who tinkers with old Apple kit, please send them the link below. I don't normally pimp my Ebay auctions on my blog, but in this case my motivation is to keep some working computer parts out of landfill.

Update: A very nice man collected the whole pile of Mac gear on Friday. Now I need to freecycle the PC bits ...

Saturday, September 01, 2007

published at last

I presented an experience report at Agile 2007 last month with my colleagues Shane Duan and Rolf Russell.

The full paper is available from the Agile 2007 website:

I also helped present a workshop on Continuous Integration with Tom Sulston and Paul Julius. Photos here: