Saturday, August 17, 2013
I am going to do an evaluation comparing Basecamp collaboration tool versus the new offering from Mindjet called Project Director. I like the simplicity of Basecamp and have been a user for more than five years but I also like the ability to mindmap in a group setting that MindManager has allowed me equally as long.
Mindmapping is also the basis for the planning approach I have developed called Visual Project Planning Method (VPPM) and that is not well supported in Basecamp since it is more task based rather than project plan based. MindManager's integration with MS Project and other MS applications is also a plus.
I will provide more direct evaluation results in an update to this post. If anyone has something to offer related to this topic please post a response or send a direct email.
Friday, July 19, 2013
I was playing online chess on the train commute this morning. A good game matched against an opponent only two points separating our ranking. We were into the end game and I managed to get a queen against his remaining rook. I then trapped his rook and was ready to finish him off with my queen and king to his lone king.
Rather than take his next move he offered me a draw three times. Since I had the advantage to win I declined each time. Rather than move (I would have been able to check mate in 3-4 moves) he let the time run out. I was awarded the win based on time but this seems like an approach of a poor sport.
He could have resigned or played for a stale mate draw but to offer a draw when you are behind is insulting.
Seems online games see more of that due to anonymity. Any thoughts?
Friday, June 21, 2013
As in so long between posts. Not so long as in goodbye. January to June. Not that nothing has happened but way too much occurs all the time.
The brief stay at a cabin on a frozen lake in February comes to mind. I need another getaway. Thinking about a driving vacation in a camper van or small RV. Need to do some research for vehicles and route and destinations.
Enjoy whatever getaway comes your way.