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May the sun always shine down on you…

As a constant reminder that there is a giant nuclear powered fireball in the sky just barely holding it together.

– Craig Fay

Agile transformations?

`Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?’

`That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,’ said the Cat.

`I don’t much care where–‘ said Alice.

`Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,’ said the Cat.

`–so long as I get SOMEWHERE,’ Alice added as an explanation.

`Oh, you’re sure to do that,’ said the Cat, `if you only walk long enough.’

`But I don’t want to go among mad people,’ Alice remarked.

`Oh, you can’t help that,’ said the Cat: `we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.’

Prime Directive

Wanted to make sure I had the retrospective Prime Direction within reach for a session today…

Regardless of what we discover, we must understand and truly believe that everyone does the best job he or she could, given what was known at the time, his or her skills and abilities, the resources available, and the situation at hand.

(as taken from Ben Linder’s website which has some pretty cool stuff on Agile and even more awesome stuff specifically on doing good retrospective’s)

…of in het Nederlands:

Ongeacht wat we ontdekken, moeten we begrijpen en er op vertrouwen dat iedereen het uiterste heeft gedaan om zijn of haar werk te doen, binnen de grenzen van de kennis van het moment, zijn of haar vaardigheden en capaciteiten, de beschikbare middelen en de situatie zoals die was.

Follow the rule, break the rule, be the rule


Shu-Ha-Ri betekent letterlijk de kata omarmen, afwijken van de kata en de kata loslaten. Welke klassieke Japanse kunst je ook volgt, altijd heb je te maken met ditzelfde onderwijsproces. Het is een unieke aanpak die al sinds eeuwen in Japan bestaat en waardoor vele oude Japanse traditionele kennis bewaard is gebleven zoals krijgskunsten, bloemschikken poppenspel, theater, poëzie, schilderkunst, houtsnijwerk en weven.

[ Akido Parkstad, Martin Fowler of meer… ]


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quote It is inhumane, in my opinion, to force people who have a genuine medical need for coffee to wait in line behind people who apparently view it as some kind of recreational activity.

[Dave Barry]



Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in a world they’ve been given then to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary.

Impossible is nothing!

The Universe

quote“There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened.”

[Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy]


quote“Sorry, but your password must contain an uppercase letter, a number, a haiku, a gang sign, at least one hieroglyph and the blood of a virgin…”


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