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Name: Jude Nagurney
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I was surprised to see how few people have certified Jason Robbins !

I've been very happy with Argo/UML when I've used it at home and school, and I hope it'll get to the point were eventually I'll be convince my PHB's to use it at work, instead of it's outragously expensive competitor.

Fixing broken windows is another habit I've found very useful.
Fixing broken windows is also covered in the good book The Pragmatic Programmer.

The previous link takes you to a local bookstore within walking distance of my house.
Please support your local booksellers !

Jude's suggestion of the day: Check out the Testing Framework software at the Extreme Programming site. I've been using the JUnit package for a couple weeks now, and it's proved really helpful at catching all sorts of problems as soon as they occur. It's a little bit of a pain to start writing the unit tests, but now that I've been doing it for a while, I can't see myself going back to not doing it. It's almost fun !

Folks interested in skill/trust metrics may want to check out the Perl Monks site. They have a voting/experience system set up that looks like it's modeled on an RPG (experience points and levels). They also have a "Quest" system setup where folks can earn experience points by fulfilling various site-specific tasks. I'm not suggesting this approach for Advogato, but it may be an interesting approach for a more development-centric project

I've been pretty lame lately.

A while back, I got stuck in a hotel on Solomon's Island for two days during a blizzard with nothing to do except rip the internals of the pwan parser apart. That and listen to a lone Radiohead CD that just happened to be in my laptop.
I haven't quite gotten around to putting things back together yet... There's going to be a lot more code...

I have had time and energy to submit an entry in to the Viridian's Dead Mike contest.
Enjoy. Personally, I think I'm a shoe-in. Let me know what you think.
Other Viridian stuff is here.

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gazook certified others as follows:

  • gazook certified gazook as Apprentice
  • gazook certified alan as Master
  • gazook certified miguel as Master
  • gazook certified strlen as Apprentice
  • gazook certified raph as Master
  • gazook certified duncan as Apprentice
  • gazook certified dria as Master
  • gazook certified shaleh as Apprentice
  • gazook certified JHM as Journeyer
  • gazook certified alex as Master
  • gazook certified jrobbins as Master
  • gazook certified BrucePerens as Master
  • gazook certified esr as Master
  • gazook certified jwz as Master
  • gazook certified ping as Master
  • gazook certified jpick as Master

Others have certified gazook as follows:

  • gazook certified gazook as Apprentice
  • terral certified gazook as Apprentice
  • strlen certified gazook as Journeyer
  • duncan certified gazook as Apprentice

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