...and takes names.
PM's understated yet stunning performance in "Ice Age 3" as "Buck" does to the dinosaurs of yesteryear what PM's software career does to the dinosaurs of today:
Damnit, now I'm going to have to go watch Ice Age 3. Thanks a lot!
-- Pete, who's not certain what a software career is, but thinks it's probably a sub-group of XA-Certified on LinkedIn
That's right. I admit it. I'm a fan of PeterMerel
. Every time I see his signature, I make sure I read whatever he wrote. Why? Peter is one of the most delightful WikiCelebrities
. His contributions are insightful, well-written, and sometimes downright funny
Um, perhaps you should go pour a nice cup of tea and read TheSecretOfPower
a few times. I'm actually rather shabby. I have good friends who will never speak to me again after what I've done to them. And others with whom I don't keep in touch despite their regular letters. I have bad hair and no fashion sense. My wife has a vastly superior sense of humor. BenKovitz
attests that I know HowToPissOffYourPair
. And that whole seats thing is highly overrated - try it and see for yourself. -- Pete.
s. I like that! -- DeliriousFan?
Here is an example of the power of Pete. Pete is what brought me here and eventually who led to me to the larger world of XP and wiki. I read chapter two of the ExtremeProgrammingExamined
. I then read the bibliography which made a reference to this site. Here I discovered wiki. I eventually installed a wiki at my place of work to help track changes to everything in our IT department. I visit this site every day. Here I have read things that have really made me think. I re-discovered the RubyLanguage
here. I discovered AlistairCockburn
here. What a fantastic place Pete has led me with a chapter about TheTaoOfExtremeProgramming?
. Hail Pete ! -- TobyFarley
On the other hand, Pete then emits misdirection like ZenoBuddhism as if it were somehow deep & profound. -- the TRULY deep & profound PhlIp
On the gripping hand, life is tough enough as it is without a bunch of sarcastic no-goodnicks accusing your fossilized crap of smelling like petunias. Enough - cut it out - y'all go do mighty works like you oughta so I can give you this treatment and make you sound sillier than you are. Oh, and I'd like to thank my Mum. -- Pete considering about ObnoxiousThingsToDoWithAnOscar
Gosh, he can even throw around LarryNiven references with facility. <swoon>. ;-P
Nonsense, that's only a Niven second-hand reference. It's a greencheese first-hand reference. See http://www.greencheese.us/GrippingHand
. (A page written by KeithBraithwaite, who sees no reason not to bask in any reflected glory that's going around. Whoops ...)
Pete's just this guy, you know?