Working through my ARCast collection, I’ve just listened to a couple of ARCasts that are really relevant to the project I am working on.
My project, for the Corporate Banking division of a leading UK Bank, is being architected smart client style using the Composite UI Application block. It turns out that work at Commonwealth Bank on their SmartClient CommSee project had a major input to this application block.
The ARCasts describes some of the really helpful background of both fitting this type of application into a Bank, how to get developers engaged, how long it takes, is reuse really possible!
I’m going to have to listen to them again, unlike ARCasts in general there are a series of about six of these, and a lot of information. The sound is low quality for Ron Jacobs, but information rich!
I didn’t know there were different styles, but knowing which can help with sorting out the situation (as well as losing weight which is a contributory factor).
Try the three wee exercises suggested by the british snoring website, and then figure out what will help if you happen to snore.
I’m signed up for a spannering course for motorbikes, having monitored Learn Direct Scotland for the last year, and narrowly missing one course which was cancelled due to lack of interest.
I start the “Know Your Motorcycle” course at Borders College in, wait for it, Galashiels, on Monday. It runs for 10 weeks and the finish will coincide quite nicely with the advanced riding lessons coming in again. It is a bit far away, but is the typically excellent price provided by such establishments.
I’ve also made enquiries about first aid courses, and the local St Andrews Ambulance seem to do quite a few in the local area. I think I’ll wait on that though, want to keep time for MCP exams.
I was almost ready to finalise my shortlist after Kev tagged me, but I’m now in shock after seeing Martin’s Cardassian:
Not rhyming slang, but the figure that indicates the number of people you can lose on a project before it fails due to loss of knowledge. I.e. how many trucks can wipe out individual team members before we stop.
I resychronised my zen nano at the weekend and about three months worth of ARCast came across – my podcast download sync had been working away happily in the background, downloading them into my sync playlist and – bang! – no space on my wee mp3 player.
Ron Jacobs was talking to Dr. Neil Roodyn about just enough architecture, focussing on high value business requirements, breaking team silos, I liked this one.
Not much of a quality post after a break, but while we are waiting for a proper post or two, here’s one on Comedy versions of the Hokey Kokey.
Firstly one that’s not too comedic, but quite clever – Bill Bailey’s “Das Hokey Kokey” a homage to Kraftwerk, and secondly a homage to AC/DC by Jim Bruer. You can either find it on internet radio at AccuRadio, or on CD.