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Crypie Humor: Office Window Rain

Sure has been a LOT of rain in San Antonio the last few days!  It doesn't rain very often here... but when it does... it pours, it floods, it gets muddy, it is nasty! I think the mud is the worst part of the rain. We have a decent size back yard.  We do not have a decent amount of grass. When the rain comes, Wife and I dread letting the dogs out into the backyard.  We know that when they come back to the door their paws will be caked in mud.  Not fun to clean off the dogs and not Read more [...]

2013: A Year of Inspect and Adapt

I have never been one for New Years resolutions. I always stood by the fact that one should always be doing what they can to better themselves. However, this past year I dove into Scrum and really tried to embrace the concept of inspect and adapt. This showed me the value and absolute necessity for a time box, though. How can you inspect and adapt your actions without time constraints? So, here we are. Nothing spectacular. Just honest and doable goals. Start small, I'll adjust if needed. Read Read more [...]

I Pledge Allegiance

I love our flag.  I love what it represents.  It is a beautiful flag.  I came across the following essay, worth a read. I am the Flag by Ruth Apperson Rous I am the flag of the United States of America. I was born on June 14, 1777, in Philadelphia. There the Continental Congress adopted my stars and stripes as the national flag. My thirteen stripes alternating red and white, with a union of thirteen white stars in a field of blue, represented a new constellation, a new nation dedicated Read more [...]

Merry Stinkin’ Christmas

I am of the thinking that of all days throughout the year, Christmas, is the day that the largest percentage of people do not shower.  And yes, for full disclosure, I did not shower today. It really makes perfect sense.  You roll out of bed, don't have to shave for work, don't have to brush your hair... so you immediately go to breakfast and then to opening presents.  By the time present opening is finished it is lunch time.  When lunch is over, people are tired from the morning's excitement. Read more [...]