Kanban was an idea by Taiichi Ohno from Toyota, which has adopted by Agile & Devops projects alike to manage workload.
Normally people keep this kind of method in the workplace, but has anyone used it successfully at home? Friends of mine used it on a project to build a new guest house in South Wales (The Grange) – but I wonder if its a suitable tool for me trying to organise my life here in Munich?
Thoughts or comments on the back of a postcard to the usual address please.
Cadburys Mini Eggs. Some people call them lush. Some people call them addictive. Those same people liken them to the crack cocaine of the easter chocolate family. Since living in Munich – Cadburys mini eggs are not easy to get hold off.
Pre-Easter there is a big office collective order via Amazon UK. When supplies run low, its then what I can get in my car when I make my UK visit over Easter.
Have a thought. Spare some compassion Cadbury and send mini eggs to Germany.
“Wales is awesome, I think that is universally agreed. Quite apart from anything the Welsh are charming, funny and self-depreciating, and yet still manage to have a dragon on their flag. That is ballsy beyond belief.”
I wrote previously about the voting for the oktoberfest poster. Well the winner has been chosen. I like the new poster. Its clean, simple lines are easy on the eye – and its not overly busy. It also got my vote in the first round.
Now the countdown starts – 216 days until O’zapft is!
I’ve been on the road the past two weeks and the usual work madness in Phoenix got turned up a few levels. Out of the office we always try and hit a few different restaurants including some new ones – this time it was Barrio Cafe.
We had tried and failed on a previous trips as they dont open on a Monday 😉 but we went around 6pm and got seats in a place that takes no reservations. By 7pm the place was full with a queue outside.
I had the Sopa de Chile Morron to start. A warm/spicy pepper & corn soup which had a gentle warmth and gave you a giant hug as your sipped it down. For a main I had Cochinita Pibil. I know this in a small taco version from Wahaca in the UK but here its full sized. A great marinated and slow cooked piece of pork, with sharp picked onions on top. The pork breaks down really well and is served with a great rich sauce, which the onions cut through fantastically. Fantastic food had by all of us there!
each year the oktoberfest poster is announced and people (including me) criticise the choice of the “experts”. this year the muenchen town council have decided to allow the general public (i.e me and you) to help with the deselection process.
people can vote on their website and it will help take the choice down from 49 posters to the top 30. a jury of experts will then make the final choice. using the general public to narrow down from 49 to 30 is really not that much of an influence on the outcome – but I guess its a start.
most new tv’s are coming with apps included for viewing youtube, netflix etc – but if you have an older tv without this feature what can you do?
at home I have an older Sony LCD. so I just got hold of a windows PC on a HDMI stick. add a small bluetooth keyboard and you have a working PC on your TV. you can view whatever you can watch in a web-browser. perfect for netflix, amazon prime, zattoo or any other media service you may want to you.
So I stopped blogging when social media exploded. I got used to writing 140 characters and then getting a bit frustrated when I ended up with a -4 and still had to remove grammar and punctuation (not that I could ever use either properly).
So now we’re back again. I guess it wont be daily posts, but there will be at least some thoughts shared at least a few times a month.
Enlightening, thought provoking – don’t get your hopes too high.