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John Harvey Kellogg did not like sex. A Seventh-day Adventist since he was twelve years old, his distaste for procreation went far beyond even his religion's conservative stance. By all accounts,...
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WTF?  Interesting, though.
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Hmm. Interesting. "Humane Development"

"A lot of corporations have adopted the notion of Agile software development, to the point, really, that the word has become corrupted. It doesn’t really mean anything anymore. When you look at what’s happened with the term Agile and the reason that businesses, in particular, seem to be drawn to it, they get drawn to it because it sounds fast."

http://blog.fogcreek.com/focusing-on-developer-happiness-with-humane-development-interview-with-ernie-miller/
Focusing on Developer Happiness with Humane Development – Interview with Ernie Miller
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Also too many organizations are misusing the term Agile to mean it allows for anything goes, no documentation, skip all good development practices, etc.. I have seen a few organizations that truly followed the intention of Agile and those organizations consistently have successful projects. I also have seen many of the "other Agile" organizations where the projects are constant chaos and the outcome is disaster.
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Hi guys!

#Agile2015 is almost here, and I was wondering if any of the G+ Agile folks were going to be around in DC next week.

If so, we should get together! I know many of you from your posting online. It'd be great to match up the posts with the person.

Everybody who is interested, post below! If nothing else we can all grab a cup of coffee and tell a few war stories. Last we did a few things. +Alan Dayley  and I had fun interviewing each other.
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I am going to miss it as well.
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The team of teams at a current client baked we coaches a cake today to say thanks for the help over the past few weeks. Always nice to have folks say thanks. Also nice to get free cake :)

You might recognize a couple of people in this picture.
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If anyone's wondering about the flags, half the coaches are Canadian and half are American. 
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E-gads! This is a brilliant idea! :)
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Nerd post. Layer 3 virtual network with PKI instead of IP addresses. 

I like this. A lot.

https://github.com/zrm/snow
Contribute to snow development by creating an account on GitHub.
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My first computer. Who knew they had such a cool meeting culture?

"It isn't known who first came up with the idea, but foam bats became an essential part of all design meetings. A person would pitch an idea, and if other engineers felt they were stupid or unnecessary, they would hit the person over the head with a bat. "

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2015/07/the-amiga-turns-30-nobody-had-ever-designed-a-personal-computer-this-way/
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The first computer I programmed was a tie between the Commodore Pet and the
TRS-80, but the Amiga 1000 was my first home computer. Very expensive piece
of hardware!
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Nice discussion on immutable servers, one of the concepts of #devops  

No more SSH! Wow!

I think this would work, but it would require off-server logging and for servers to be killed every so often.

https://boxfuse.com/blog/no-ssh.html
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+Holger Schauer +Dan Swain  Under those circumstances, I'd agree.  If you really have 400 servers, it's pointless to allow ssh access to them to modify them manually.

 I could see disabling ssh access in some cases, but I still think that disabling a tool is a bad way to manage policy.  Disabling it because you'd never modify a machine manually is an entirely different story.  

If the article put it in that context, it's a good idea.  Unfortunately what happens a lot in the world is things are misunderstood, and put into contexts they were never intended for.
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http://martinfowler.com/bliki/MonolithFirst.html but then there's people that disagree. I'm currently doing microservices first, though they're in the 1000-5000 lines area.
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Hacker, Agile Coach, Reader, Hiker, Photographer, Pilot, and father of four
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Hey there. I'm Daniel Markham. You might know me from my blog, What To Fix. Or you might have seen me on Hacker News.I big into Agile and making teams look more like Google and less like the IRS. I founded Tiny Giant Books, the best place on the internet for Agile help. You might not know that I run a couple of other small sites, like one for Paycheck Stub Trivia and one to help folks with Neuropathy in Feet.

I'm always interested in hearing stories about small teams and startups, and I love reading a good author. I like long walks in the park, a warm sunset after a long day's work, and 

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