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My wife says I can't buy a plushie Wil Wheaton, but she bought a Misha Collins blanket, so... actually a Felicia Day... um. Hmm. That might not fly, either. ≤ checks prices for ST action figures ≥
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Cool shirt. Love the cartoon site it came from. Jerry Weinberg (Gerald M. Weinberg / "Weinberg on Writing: The Fieldstone Method") told me recently that it takes him 15 years to "write" a novel, but it only takes him 10 days to "write down" the novel. He's written down ALOT of science fiction novels lately, most of them after his 75th birthday. Anyway, he wrote over 40 non-fiction books before age 75, and usually worked on at least 4 books at a time. If he didn't feel like "writing down" on one particular book, he'd work on another one. Or play solitaire on the computer. He played ALOT of solitaire. Probably 'cuz it let him rest his attention, but not get pulled into a game to the detriment of getting back into writing. I've enjoyed your books and blog, and I hope to read more from you.
Toggle Commented Nov 25, 2010 on i got a new t-shirt today ... at WWdN: In Exile
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Reminds of nameless cast member (Guy Fleegman) in Galaxy Quest: "I'm just jazzed about being on the show, man."
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In one of the volumes of "Quality Software Management", Gerald Weinberg suggests using a "task tracking diagram" (not the exact name). Draw an empty rectangle for each story/task with its left edge representing the day the task is supposed to start, and the right edge representing the day it is supposed to end. Fill it up with green on the days it is actually worked on, or leave blank to indicate its not being worked on. Extend the rectangle with red when the task is still being worked on after the day it was supposed to be finished. Like many Agilists today, he suggests using low-tech tools like paper and markers and posting this on a wall. I also think Weinberg's task tracking diagrams were meant for iterations or short projects, not for the whole project.
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