i have bought a few new tools and books this week, without exception they are extremely useful so in no particular order:
  • textpad
  • screen taker
  • t he mythical man month: essays on software engineering
  • r apid development: taming software schedules
  • p eopleware: productive projects and teams

    you may notice a theme in the books. we did a quick tot up of the work we have to do before christmas and the targets are just achievable... if noone sleeps for the next two months. i am looking for inspiration on how to handle the requirements without causing too much trouble, although it seems a pretty tall order.

    this afternoon won't be too productive as we had a bit of a liquid lunch. which'll go down as team building i think!