Seeking Kindred Spirits

I’m coming round to the realization that my hugely enjoyable first contract at Ventura last summer might have been something of an anomaly. That project was decidedly agile, test-driven, and used a bunch of modern technologies including Monorail, ExtJS,

MSDN-a-Go-Go

Last week I had the pleasure of attending a two-day MSDN event in Harrogate focusing on the upcoming Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server 2005 releases. It was one of the better and more enjoyable MSDN roadshows I've been on,

Ideal World / Real World

A major project on which I've been working for the last ten months has just gone live, so I've had some time recently to take stock of things, do a bit of R&D, and catch up on some reading.

Like A Motorway

Back down to Birmingham again. I just estimated that in the last year, I spent 17 whole days driving on motorways and trunk roads. Which makes it all the more worrying when you see accidents, and I saw the aftermath