Sunday, March 14, 2010

All Hail King Ludd!

Okay, so I have a degree in electrical engineering, I've worked as a UNIX system administrator, I've coded professionally in java, C, and C++, and I'm one of the few remaining people who can cozy up with awk (which is a darned useful language for certain things), perl, and sed. I love my Kindle and my iPod.

All of this is to say that I'm not exactly uncomfortable with technology in general.

So what happens when Rvan selfishly decides to take some time off for the births of Romulus and Remus, leaving me in charge of figuring out who does what, and what is currently in testing, and what problems we still have?

Do I use the expensive project planning software that automatically figures everything out for you?

Of course not. I use a white board. And then I don't even use it as a white board, but as someplace to tape little bits of paper.

Really, this is the only way I can keep even marginally organized.

There's just something about physically moving pieces of paper around that lets things stick in my head. I wonder if the kids growing up today will be the same...


jeff said...

shouldn't there be some kind of customizable software that would manage all the stages of the, er, flow?

Theresa B (of Nebulopathy) said...

Yeah, but you wouldn't be able to reliably attach files, it would be really slow, and it would be down for the weekend (+ ? weekdays) when somebody tries to move data from one disk to the SAN.

Stickyboard 1.0 does not suffer from these deficiencies.