Ray, Retrodude and R...IQ

Gave a lightning talk on Ray (a pretty good gem for creating 2D games), am launching a new site, and proof of what we always suspected!

So, another month, another IPRUG! This time it was lightning talks, all should be available on the IPRUG website but mine is available here if you're interested.

At the end of the presentation, there's a small plug for a new site I've written to scratch an itch. It's called Retrodude, and it exists to help agile teams with members all over the place (in our case, Germany, Poland, London and Norwich) with their retrospectives. Create a retrospective, send out a link, click the link yourself and fill out the answer form. Then, watch as people's answers come rolling in.

If you like it, and think it's useful, do let me know (email matthew at this domain) and if there's a feature you think would be cool, let me know that too!

Lastly, came across this today: IE users ain't the brightest . This comes as no surprise to most of the IT industry, and I suspect it's mainly because of the intellectual curiousity and experimental tendancies required to emigrate from Windows' default browser, a correlation between intellect and a predisposition to hurd defiance, and an inability to recognise the myriad of technical benefits that non-IE browsers bring.

And if that last sentance was complete gobbledygook, and English is your first language, you're probably using IE.

The report makes for an interesting read (link to pdf at the bottom of the page). Ominous conclusion, "Now that we have a statistical pattern on the continuous usage of incompatible browsers, better steps can be taken to eradicate this nuisance."

Does that sound like intellectual euthanasia?

Amendment: Turns out the IQ bit was a hoax. Who knew? Who cares? Applauds for the guy(s) who wrote it. Of course, despite not being true, it was all too believable. I think we all wanted it to be true. At least, we all suspected (and still do) that it was true. Oh, what the heck, let's say it's true...