Monday, July 09, 2007

VSTS for agile teams

These days i am focusing a lot on process implementations especially along with VSTS. One really good book i came across is VSTS - Better software development for agile teams. If you need to have a good idea on how to implement agile development process using VSTS do check out this book.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

To wake up or not to wake up?

On my way back to Srilanka, i happened to doze off in my Northwest flight from Seattle to Japan. The air hostess in the flight didn't wake me up and i missed my dinner in the flight. So i have seen in many flights they have different policies when a passenger is sleeping in the flight during meal time. In Northwest they give priority to sleep and they make sure you don't get disturbed during meal time. So if you happen to sleep, don't think the air hostess is going to wake you up during meal time.
Srilankan airlines had a nice policy of tapping you a couple of times and if you don't budge then no meals for you :). But a couple of years back when i was travelling, I think it was Qantas airlines, they gave a sticker that said "Do not disturb". If you stick that in your seat then that means you want to forego your meal for sleep and if not they make sure they wake you up during meal time. I wonder whether they have an universal code of conduct on the rule of waking up the passenger during meal time ;-)

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Day out at SFO

I was too bogged down with work past few weeks felt like i need a break. Since I didn't have anything to do this weekend decided to head out to San Francisco. SFO is truly a beautiful, happening and crowded city. Spent some time at Chinatown and then headed off to Fisherman's Wharf. Went on a real amazing bay cruise through the Golden bridge and the Alcatraz island. You really do get some good street performers from the one man bands to awesome dance groups. The variety of food you get from the street shops and the restaurants at Fisherman's Wharf is a real treat. By the time i completed the day i was really tired but enjoyed every minute spent.
Last time when i came to SFO i just got to spend a hour or so and that was also just a drive through SFO. Next time if i do come to San Jose i am definitely going to spend my weekends at SFO. Got some pictures i took at San Jose and SFO uploaded at: