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Pesky Human Optimism

Today I’m going to be talking about Agile Story Estimates. Please don’t go.

However, this post assumes you know a little about how agile software development is done, with user stories and story estimates. 1,293 more words

Technology And Analysis

Otherism: The Single Most Dangerous Idea in the World

It will be in just over a month that those many of us across the globe who engage in academic pursuits will pen this year’s last lines and close our newest volumes. 1,010 more words

Bias

John Darvall And The BBC's Warped Approach To Editorial Impartiality

It can’t be easy for the BBC’s news division, required by law to produce strictly non-partisan coverage while being assailed by both left and right for failing to sing their respective praises loudly enough. 1,006 more words

Politics

Accusing Richard Carrier of bias is a shallow fallacy

My recent post on the potential ‘bias’ of Richard Carrier has created a bit of a storm. I’ve been accused of ad hominem attacks of being ‘shallow’ and proposing a fallacy. 1,004 more words

Comment

Confessions of a Racist - part 1

After much soul-searching, I had to face my demons and admit:

I am a racist.

I was blind to this knowledge until confronted by scientific evidence, I had no choice but to yield to the persuasion of facts and rational argument.   763 more words

The Chronicles

Onward

So I have been getting on with it. Losing my mobile (thus all my phone contacts sice no – nothing was backed up), putting strange things in the bin (… That didn’t belong there at all…), on Wednesday I noticed my concentration wasn’t so good, and I started having pains in the neck, back, head. 183 more words