Is it just me....

... or do most men have trouble keeping track of their wife's conversation.

She started saying something that probably sounds exciting in her head, because I completely failed to see the cause of excitement. The story took 4 different related jumps and I lost track of the thread. Of course, I had to voice my thoughts:

Honey, do you realize you are all over the place? I have no idea why you are telling me this. 

She actually let that one slide, I bet she likes me quite a bit.

I hate meetings

I hate them with a passion. When I see people sitting there trying to formulate sentences for no apparent reason but just to fill the void of silence, it just boils my blood. 

I was reading an article titled "Why Google can’t build Instagram" and I came across this quote

how Larry Ellison actually got efficiencies from teams. If a team wasn’t productive, he’d come every couple of weeks and say “let me help you out.” What did he do? He took away another person until the team started shipping and stopped having unproductive meetings.

I'm no fan of Larry, but the man's right. I would much rather work in a small team that meets for a purpose. 

Dinner and BSG

Yosh and I have been planning to do a BSG (Battlestart Gallactica) marathon for  a while now. Finally we broke down and decided instead of doing a marathon, we'll just one episode at a time with our dinner. Here's to the beginning.

We had vegetarian Chili, Garlic Bread, Hash Browns and Beans with sesame seeds. 

Cows and Bulls == Master Mind

I found out during my Utah Python meetup that the game I created called Cows and Bulls is actually called MasterMind in the US. 

It's a really simple game. 

The computer thinks of a 4-letter word. You start guessing that word and the computer will give hints along the way.

Cows - Number of characters in your guess that match the original word, but placed in a different location.
Bulls - Number of characters in your guess that match the original word, found in the exact same location. 

Based on the hints from each turn we can narrow down the possibilities and finally reach the answer. 

It's a fun game and really easy to implement.

pTimer listed in Softpedia

One of my hobby projects is now included in the Softpedia Mac OS database. I don't know if that means anything but it is fun to see that 9 people have downloaded that utility so far. 

A while ago I wrote a little PyQt4 application called pTimer to try out the famous Pomodoro Technique for productivity. 

The original reason why I wrote that timer was to get myself acclimatized to Qt programming using Python. But since I liked it so much I decided to publish the code and host it on Google Code hosting. 

Yesterday I got an email from Softpedia about including that utility in their website. Pleasantly surprised.