Sprint Planning Meeting Introductory Script

The purpose of a sprint planning meeting is to produce a sprint backlog.  This sprint backlog is the forecasted work that will be completed during the sprint.  The way I’ve run sprint planning meetings has evolved over the last 4 months.  It was really rough at the start, but it’s getting better and I want to share …

Lazy fitness

I read a headline on reddit last week: “LPT: There is a visible difference between not working out at all and doing 15 pushups every day. Make 15 push ups your new ‘not working out’“.  It didn’t convince me to actually read the post, but it convinced me to do 15 pushups a day (this …

Interviews – what are you looking for

Since making the transition from developer to management, I’ve given a lot of interviews.  Both at my last job, Mitel, and my current one, NorthStar Utilities.  This has made me think a lot about the qualities I look for in a new hire, and how much it has to do with the role I’m trying to fill.  I tend …

Daggerfall: Aldingwall Explore

A little while back I read about the Daggerfall Tools for Unity project.  This made me really happy because I’ve been playing with unity for a few months now and really like how now I have access to all of Daggerfall’s assets to make some more fun games.  I’ve created a quick demo to allow you …

Bouncing Balls for Babies – Windows

I have ported Bouncing Balls for Babies to the Windows 8 store. You can download see it by clicking the Windows Store button below the screenshot. It has actually been on the windows app store for about a month, but I ran into some difficulties because it was listed in Russia, South Korea, and a …

Bouncing Balls for Babies available for Web

Bouncing Balls for Babies is now available to play through this website! Click here to go play it. You’ll need to install the Unity web player (which is a small, quick deployment). My next goal will be to get this on either the Amazon store or the Windows store.  Let me know if you’d prefer …

Bouncing Balls for Babies – Android

    It would mean a lot to me if you would install this game (there are NO ads, it request NO access to your information and it is FREE), then give it a rating and review on the play store. After about 40 hours or so of development, I’ve completed Bouncing Balls for Babies.  I’ve …

New Unity Space Shooter

In a bid to learn Unity, I decided to start making a game that mimics the old snes game Starfox. Everything is just primitive objects at the moment.  Spheres, cubes, and cylinders.  I still haven’t learned any 3d modelling, so it’ll likely be a while until this game actually looks nice, but you can see …

Bouncing Balls for Babies Launch

I have created an alpha deployment for a game I’ve been working on called ‘Bouncing Balls for Babies’. The principle is having 3 balls bounce around a gameplay area squishing bugs.  It’s rather primitive, but has been fun to develop.  It is a game designed for a windows desktop, though I’ll use this as an …

Breathing and the 4 stages of competence

The 4 stages of competence is a theory related to the progression from being incompetent to competent at a skill.  Here is the summary of this theory plucked from its’ Wikipedia article: The Four Stages of Learning provides a model for learning. It suggests that individuals are initially unaware of how little they know, or …