The Lord of the Rings as an IT Project

Remy Porter makes an excellent case of how the Lord of the Rings is in fact a crappy enterprise IT project:

Meet Gandalf, a legacy systems developer. Gandalf pushes off important work onto Bilbo, an accountant, who having created some complex spreadsheet macros is being assigned as a developer to this project…

December Magic

Since I first tried it 2 years ago, “December Magic” has become a family tradition! A couple of weeks ago, our daughter asked me if her Playmobil toys would come to life again this Christmas. Well, of course they did!

So, for the third consecutive year, for the whole of December, our kids’ Playmobil toys come to life every night and do various mischief throughout the house. The look in our kids’ faces in the morning is priceless!

I’ll update the post with photos, as soon as I get around to offload the SD Card of the DSLR camera. 🙂


“Absolutely Anything”: the ideal “summer-movie-theater film”.

Directed by Terry Jones, starring Simon Pegg, Kate Beckinsale and the voices of

Monty Python (John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam) & Robin Williams.