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Spotify App Update


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Spotify App Update

I updated my toy Spotify app.  The display of each tune is simpler and only 10 tunes are displayed per page. Click any tune to see more details in the popup sidebar. The sidebar has a picture of the album

Biking Central London in Lockdown


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Biking Central London in Lockdown

Saturday, I biked in Central London during the Lockdown.  It was a remarkable experience to see London free of cars, trucks, air pollution, and noise.  This was my route. It’s about ten miles from home in Twickenham to Buckingham Palace. 

My Interview on “The Valley Current”


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My Interview on “The Valley Current”

Jack Russo presents The Valley Current podcast from computerlaw.com in Palo Alto, CA.  Scott Love and I dropped in on Jack earlier this year, on the way back to London after skiing in the Rockies. We started with the most

The Importance of Estimating in Software


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The Importance of Estimating in Software

As a software engineering leader for hire, my assignments require raising velocity and visibility while reducing the risk of missing milestones and budgets.  For me, Agile is the substrate, the base on which software is developed.   I also believe in

Time for Writing Code


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Time for Writing Code

Most of us are in lockdown these days.  I am not a key worker and my consulting practice is paused.  I’m in my home office in Twickenham and for the first time in a long time, I have time to

My Spotify Plays


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My Spotify Plays

These days, I’m experimenting with the Spotify v2 API.  I want to share my list of recently played tunes on my WordPress blog at peterwiner.com.  Also, I’m eager to revive my software development skills after a very long break from

To Ski 2020


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To Ski 2020

I had big plans for this ski season, extending into the month of March.  Now I’m in London, it’s mid-February and I think I’m done. Ten days on the snow so far and it’s been a helluva season.  I’m home

Spreadsheet Sprints: Fastest Way to Test-Drive Agile


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Spreadsheet Sprints: Fastest Way to Test-Drive Agile

Spreadsheet sprinting is an easy and cost-effective way to get started with Agile.  Too often, Agile adoption involves learning new terminology, tools and methods.  Spreadsheet sprinting bypasses the learning curve and enables immediate focus on priorities, goals and tasks. In