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QUICK: It is autumn, and it’s time to start organizing the fresh tracks of 2011. This year–number 16–I thought I’d be a little more agile in product and delivery. Here’s to your 2011 Halloween: originally called “2 INSPIRE”, after three tries–and I have never before “retried” an entire mix–it morphed into “The Greatest Trick” in August. Let me know what you think. 375mb direct download from my iDisk.

“the greatest trick the Devil ever pulled…was convincing the world he didn’t exist. And like that…he’s gone!” ~The Usual Suspects

2010 in review

Posted: January 2, 2011 in Quick and Dirty

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is doing awesome!.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 2,100 times in 2010. That’s about 5 full 747s.


In 2010, there were 6 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 742 posts. There were 15 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 13mb. That’s about a picture per month.

The busiest day of the year was September 21st with 57 views. The most popular post that day was Bela Chris Feher – My Eulogy.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for you betta recognize, froggacuda, and the wave sings because it is moving, technological debt, and scrum scalability.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


Bela Chris Feher – My Eulogy September 2010


Monster Zero July 2008


My Cat Kanji is Dying of Skin Cancer Part 1 August 2010


Soundwave’s Excursion: Old Skool Hip Hop Mix December 2008
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ART OF SCRUM: We Do Scrum But… November 2008

Can Anyone Hear Me?

Posted: September 21, 2009 in Quick and Dirty
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Bookmark it. This is my true blog.

So I happen to be re-reading Larry Niven / Jerry Pournelle “Footfall”, and I am struck by this passage:

“…as far as I know, though, Michael is the only quick and dirty way we have to get a battleship into space.”

“Michael?” The President asked.

“Sorry, sir. We’ve already given it a code name. The Archangel Michael cast Satan out of Heaven.”

“Appropriate enough name. However, our immediate problem is to get them out of Kansas…”