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Game Development In a Post-Agile World

IIRCAFAIKIANAL Re:Excellent article against Agile (149 comments)

Some would say that if you're working nights and weekends, that's a sign you need a better iterative development methodology (like agile).

My experience has been contrary to yours. Having everyone own the code means that people don't throw bugs over the fence to the only dev that is working with that bit (who happens to be on vacation for three weeks); instead, they fix the damn bug themselves and, if they're not confident about the fix, send a note to the guy that knows the most about that code.

I don't think Agile is a silver bullet. I think iterative development with frequent testing is generally a good thing, whether it's in the form of agile, rup, whatever. Doesn't have to be Agile.

more than 4 years ago
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Apple Allegedly Sought Non-Poaching Deal With Palm

IIRCAFAIKIANAL Re:Apparently the reply was - (181 comments)

I don't think you know how tax brackets work. You're only taxed the higher rate on the money you actually earn in the new bracket. So both you and the stoner don't pay a dime for the first 18k you earn.

more than 5 years ago
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The Hard Upgrade Path From XP To Vista To Win 7

IIRCAFAIKIANAL Re:Tested on a beta... (496 comments)

The article doesn't say you can't go from XP to Vista to Windows 7. It just says you can't go *directly* from XP to Windows 7.

That said, I can't find any explicit confirmation or refutation that you can't go from an upgraded Vista install to Windows 7. I certainly wouldn't bother, but I also always do a clean install for everything except OS X upgrades.

more than 5 years ago
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Google Native Client Puts x86 On the Web

IIRCAFAIKIANAL Re:Off topic, but (367 comments)

Yes, I have. Really frustrating.

more than 5 years ago
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C# In-Depth

IIRCAFAIKIANAL Re:Foctothorpe FTW (499 comments)

C# is indeed C followed by a musical sharp. But everyone uses the octothorpe for convenience.

more than 5 years ago

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Sleep Paralysis

IIRCAFAIKIANAL IIRCAFAIKIANAL writes  |  more than 11 years ago

It's the most terrifying thing. I tried to move, but my limbs would not respond. You think people are in the room with you. I could hear a voice to my left, just outside the room. It was whispering and I couldn't quite make out the words, but it sounded evil. I thought I could see a shadow in that direction as well.

I wanted to yell or jump up. I thought if I didn't move I would die. I got very angry, but all I managed to do was move my right arm a bit and get my left eye to twitch.

Then it slowly sunk in that I had been here before, ten years ago. I began to calm down and then I went all tingly - eventually I found I could move my limbs again.

This is the second time I have had sleep paralysis. I really feel sorry for the people that go through this frequently. It truly is terrifying. Having these hallucinations frequently would be a bit much to handle.

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