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Dave Rooney
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Lives in Ottawa, ON
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I've stopped saying "Well, it can't get any worse". I've always been proven wrong. :)
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Is anyone I know in the market for a memory upgrade for their 2011-ish MacBook Pro?  I have 2 x 8GB and 2 x 4GB 1333MHz DDR3 SODIMMs available.  Upgrading the 2011 MBP to 16GB made an enormous difference in performance!
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Thanks! I just checked and they're too slow :(
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For those with an interest in technology, the following is a site I frequent. It was created by a large group of users that fled SlashDot after some poor behaviour by its owners (the same people putting malware in SourceForge downloads, and who are now selling both).

This is a site that it truly run by the people, for the people, and the news and comments are great. Check it out!

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Tomorrow, NASA astronauts will finally eat fresh, microgravity-grown veggies. On the menu tomorrow, August 10, at the International Space Station, Expedition 44 crew members will do something mankind has never before done—eat "fresh food grown in the microgravity environment of space" while in ...
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New on Practical Agility - Is Predictability Really What We Want? goo.gl/fb/KzMpKb #agile #innovation #trust
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Good article, I agree with a lot of the points. I have raised a couple of issues in a comment on the blog, mainly that there is a crucial and practical part to play in understanding how long things will take and a useful role in charting to help the organisation make decisions collectively.
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New on Practical Agility - Is Predictability Really What We Want? http://t.co/kIEUqcmTNf #agile #innovation #trust
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Getting Started with Test-Driven Development - Where Do I Start?
If you have ever built software using a true Test-Driven Development (TDD) approach, do you remember the first problem you had to overcome? Was it perhaps: Where do I start? What’s the first test? That’s a very common issue - simply not knowing where to sta...
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Part 2 “Starts and Stops” of An Extreme Fifteen is now published! https://goo.gl/EYhWFX #agile #xp
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Looking back on my 15 years in the XP/Agile world in Extreme Fifteen - Part 1: https://medium.com/@daverooneyca/an-extreme-fifteen-part-1-29dbdb71769d
Prologue to a Journey Into Agility
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I love hearing the back stories of song like this. I always thought "a head full of snow" meant snow like on an untuned television. Kids these days probably don't know what that means. ;)
 
Great story about a fantastic Stones deep track off of Sticky Fingers. This is actually one of my favorite tracks from that album. 
On their North American tour, the Rolling Stones are performing the eclectic ‘Moonlight Mile.’ Mick Jagger recalls a song inspired by being on the road and longing for home
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Is Predictability Really What We Want?
Predictability in software system delivery is as close to a Holy Grail as it comes in the IT industry. I’ve heard many people stress being able to have a predictable delivery cadence as something valuable to them. As recently as today I saw a reference to “...
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Getting Started with Test-Driven Development - My Left Hand
If you’ve done any amount of programming that wasn’t test-driven, the entire notion of writing a test before writing any code may sound odd. I can tell you from my own experience in late 2000 and early 2001 that it certainly seemed like a strange way to bui...
If you’ve done any amount of programming that wasn’t test-driven, the entire notion of writing a test before writing any code may sound odd. I can tell you from my own experience in late 2000 and early 2001 that it certainly ...
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Effective Software Delivery / Agile Coach
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  • Saphala Consulting Ltd.
    Effective Software Delivery / Agile Coach, 2014 - present
  • Westboro Systems
    Agile Coach, 2009 - 2012
  • Mayford Technologies
    Agile Coach / Developer, 2001 - 2012
  • Industrial Logic
    Agile Coach, 2006 - 2007
  • Shopify
    Sherpa, 2012 - 2014
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Effective Software Delivery / Agile Coach
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I'm a veteran Agile Coach and software developer who has been at this software thing since the 80's when I discovered that I loved solving real-world problems with code. I have a deep interest in the human factors involved in the effective delivery of software that delights its customers, as well as promoting practices that make the work environment not just more humane, but fun as well. And, 30+ years after I solved my first real-world problem on an Apple ][, I still enjoy writing code when I can!

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