How to play “Rock, Paper, Scissors”

Rock, Paper, Scissors – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Just in case you were not sure how to play “Rock, Paper, Scissors” this is the definitive wikipedia article. My son bought me the brain game for my DS Lite and I found that I am probably the last person on the earth who did not know how to play this traditional game! Having read the wikipedia article I can now use the game on the DS Lite and check my brain age (maybe not a good idea…).

There’s also an interesting sound file on the wikipedia article that goes into some quite nurdy stuff about the Japanese methods of playing plus much more, too much more for my interest.

Extreme Programming

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: “Extreme Programming rom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Extreme Programming (XP) is a method or approach to software engineering and the most popular of several agile software development methodologies.

It was formulated by Kent Beck, Ward Cunningham, and Ron Jeffries. Kent Beck wrote the first book on the topic, Extreme programming explained: Embrace change, published in 1999. The second edition of the book, which appeared in 2005, delves more into the philosophy of eXtreme Programming and describes it as being:

  • a mechanism for social change
  • a style of development
  • a path to improvement
  • an attempt to reconcile humanity and productivity
  • a software development discipline